Leisure and Recreation - Marinas - RYA UK Coastal Atlas of Recreational Boating - September 2019
This map layer has been supplied directly by Marine Scotland National Marine Plan interactive. You can obtain additional information about the layer on this page
The marinas dataset encompasses marinas in coastal and inland waterway locations, as well as some harbours and port authorities. Many are commercial marinas with space for both long-term berth-holders and visitors, and have a range of facilities. In some areas including the North and West of Scotland and the islands, marinas tend to be smaller with fewer berths and facilities, or are simply wharfs that give shelter or a place to moor for visiting yachts, but are nevertheless important ports of call and destinations.
The marinas point dataset is compiled from sources including marinas from previous RYA datasets, those supplied by British Marine, information from almanacs, and evidence from marina websites. Locations have then been visually checked and updated against satellite imagery
This part of the dataset has been completely overhauled with an increase from 346 marinas in the 2012 edition to 664 marinas in the 2019 dataset. It is a dual purpose dataset created for use in the coastal atlas and also for the RYA SafeTrx app service (RYA, 2016), and so provides contact details for the marinas wherever possible, including websites, email addresses, telephone numbers and monitored VHF channels.
As well as being a much more comprehensive dataset, locations have been much improved, giving a clearer picture of marina provision across the UK.