The UK’s largest inland marina
In a tranquil setting, on a navigational cut of the River Trent near Long Eaton in Nottinghamshire, lies Sawley Waterside and Marina, the largest inland marina in the UK. With a water space that covers 23 acres, lapping up against the green and natural borders of the rural landscape, Sawley is peaceful yet well-connected. Here, you can explore the mighty River Trent, River Soar and the Trent & Mersey canal which take you through miles of unspoilt countryside, as well as being close to the cities of Nottingham and Leicester.
Moorings at Sawley Waterside and Marina
At Sawley 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 onsite and nearby, and a friendly team on hand to help you when you need them.
Things to do in Nottinghamshire and nearby
Whether you’re here for a visit, a holiday or to live, the local area has lots to offer. Discover the natural beauty of the hidden heart of England at the Attenborough Nature Reserve or Elvaston Castle and Country Park. For shopping, eating out and visitor attractions, Leicester, Nottingham and Derby are all within a short drive, and for family action and adventure, the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepoint is nearby too. With great road links to East Midlands airport, the M1 and Long Eaton train station, Sawley Waterside and Marina pulls off that elusive trick of being well-connected while feeling a million miles from anywhere.
Life on the water at Sawley Waterside and Marina
David and Denise, Flying Mongoose.
"We moved to Sawley Waterside & Marina in 2012. We both work from home and find the B.T. broadband access invaluable.
The location is peaceful and conveniently located for motorway, bus and train links for work and pleasure. Although closely located to Derby, Nottingham and Leicester, Sawley still has a village feel about it with a choice of pubs and restaurants in both Sawley and Castle Donnington.
A major plus is our patio area. Not massive, but a lovely area to sit with a glass of something or bbq in the summer."
Clint and Melanie, Leisure customer
"To all the staff, thanks for making us feel right at home. Nothing too much trouble, really nice experience, lovely staff."
Sawley Waterside & Marina photo gallery
View from the Waterside Crew
Malcom - Waterside Manager
“Being the Waterside Manager for the UK’s largest inland marina is a great position to be in. I have an experienced waterside crew who help me to maintain and manage this beautiful waterside location. Sawley Waterside & Marina has a great sense of community and is full of berth holders who are embracing the waterside life.”
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; Wi-Fi; working pumps and efficient lighting; free allocated car parking and excellent customer service.
Sawley Waterside & Marina is also home to a well-stocked chandlery and has all your inland boating essentials covered. To find out more about our Aquavista chandleries click here.
You can also buy essentials from our onsite chandlery, here you can also purchase red diesel and gas via our auto-vend facility.
Your nearest local facilities
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Sawley Waterside & Marina is open 9am to 5pm daily, and 9am until 6pm on Thursday.