Where the Lancaster Canal meets the sea
Glasson Waterside & Marina lies in a secure and well sheltered location at Glasson, a working sea port on the north west coast near to the historical city of Lancaster. Here, on the wildlife-rich Lune Estuary, where the Lancaster Canal meets the sea, you can enjoy views north across Morecambe Bay to the fells of the Lake District and south to Blackpool Tower. With easy access to the M6, it’s a peaceful, unspoilt area. The opportunities for canal, river and coastal cruising, make it a great choice for your weekend and holiday getaways.
Glasson Marine Services is our very own experienced team of marine engineers. They are there to help you ensure that your boat is kept or returned to the very best condition. Our team offer a wide range of services and have over 30 years of dedicated professional experience in repair, paintwork, rigging and much more.
Important access notice
There will be restricted access by water into and out of Glasson Waterside & Marina between 18 January and 12 March 2021 as The Canal & River Trust carry out remedial works to the lock gates.
You can find out more about this closure here or call the CRT on 03030404040.
Moorings at Glasson Waterside and Marina
At Glasson Waterside & Marina you have the peace of mind of knowing that you are moored in a safe and secure berth, with a wide range of facilities. Our friendly team are on hand to help you when you need them.
Things to do in Lancashire and nearby
Visit the historic town of Lancaster for shopping, an imposing castle and a riverside Maritime Museum. Enjoy the great outdoors, with the Lake District just 30 miles’ drive way and the unspoilt Forest of Bowland even closer. Here, follow the Pendle Witch Trail by bike or by car for a memorable history lesson. Along the north west coast, enjoy an old fashioned day at the seaside in Blackpool, see the famous statue of Eric Morecambe at Morecambe Bay, and get your golf clubs out for one of the many courses on England’s Golf Coast.
Glasson Waterside & Marina photo gallery
View from the Waterside Crew
David - Waterside Supervisor
"It’s great to work with such a dedicated team with specialist boat painting skills. We are one of few spray painting experts and the standard of work put out by our team is always exemplary."
Glasson Marina facilities
We’ve got all your practical needs covered with a full array of Aquavista brilliant basics that you’d expect from modern waterside living including secure moorings; well-kept environments; shower, toilet and laundry facilities; CCTV; free Wi-Fi; working pumps and efficient lighting; free allocated car parking and excellent customer service.
Here at Glasson Waterside & Marina, our workshop offers an extensive range of boat maintenance services. On-site we have a 50-tonne hoist which makes all types of work possible. Also on offer is our onsite chandlery. To find out more about our Aquavista chandleries click here.
We also have red diesel and gas available on site.
Your nearest local facilities
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Glasson Waterside & Marina is open 9am until 5pm Thursday to Monday
Navigating into Glasson
Glasson is a working seaport situated in the River Lune estuary. You’ll need to go through it to lock into Glasson Waterside & Marina, the pretty marina that’s the seaward terminal of the Lancaster Canal.
The sea lock to Glasson is operated by the port commission and we’ve provided all the instructions you’ll need below. It’s a little tricky to navigate, because Glasson is only accessible for 45 minutes before local high water. It’s well-worth the effort though. Once you’ve sailed through Glasson, an oasis of rural calm and tranquility are waiting for you just a few yards away.