Harbour Authority

Bridgwater Port Harbour Authority-Segdemoor DC

Background of Organisation

A Statutory Harbour conservancy and pilotage authority, operating under the auspices of Sedgemoor DC since 1988. The port of Bridewater was established under a 1845 parliamentary Act and covers twenty five square nautical miles of mainly inter-tidal sand and mud banks off the coast (Brean Down to Hinkley Point), and over fourteen nautical miles of tidal estuary and river (Parrett, Brue and Axe), but with a comparatively low level of trade and low density leisure usage.More specifically the areas included within the port are:

Organisational Objectives

Principal objectives is safety of navigation policies and related matters, namely providing pilotage, aids to navigation, surveying channels etc.

As Competent Harbour Authority Sedgemoor Council has responsibilities mainly under the 1845 enabling Act,relating to:

Relevant Policies, Projects & Activities

There is a considerable overlap with various other council policies. In a nutshell relevant policies include:


For more information follow the link: Bridgwater Harbour Authority Page .