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Sawley Waterside & Marina

Tamworth Rd, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, NG10 3AE

0115 9077 400

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Life on the water at Sawley Waterside & Marina


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. 

Sawley facilities

We have your practical needs covered with a full array of Aquavista brilliant basics that you’d expect from modern waterside living including: 

Safety & security 

  • A secure marina with smart parking system and CCTV
  • Jetties have a non-slip surface and are well-lit at night 
  • 24-hour emergency call out
  • First aid trained waterside crew


  • Laundry facilities 
  • Showers and toilets, open 24/7
  • Refuse and recycling facilities
  • Free car parking
  • Red diesel and gas available onsite
  • Chandlery
  • Communal allotment space
  • Cafe Blue - daytime licensed cafe serving breakfast, lunch and cake


  • Fully serviced jetties with water and electricity
  • Pump-out
  • 2 Elsan disposal points
  • Boat Sales
  • Third party marina services available on-site

Mooring packages

Your mooring options at Sawley Waterside & Marina are:

  • Leisure moorings
  • Residential moorings
  • Visitor moorings
  • Winter moorings

Restrictions: we can accommodate the majority of craft up to 21.34m. If your beam is greater than 3.66m and air draft is greater than 3.05, we advise you to speak with a member of our Waterside Crew to help you further.

If you choose an annual contract, either residential or leisure, as well as access to all of the facilities you also receive:

  • Explore 34 – Free stop-overs at other marinas in the Aquavista group
  • Moor Benefits – Access to our exclusive Moor Benefits programme
  • A choice of payment options – quarterly or annual
  • Regular newsletters and surveys – We make sure you’re up to date with any important news about our marinas, and we love getting your feedback on how we’re doing

Residential mooring package

A residential mooring means that Sawley would become your legally recognised residence and you could officially call it your home. You would also receive a host of other benefits including:

  • A registered UK postal address and post box - all your mail can be delivered to a lockable post box at the marina, and you can use the marina address to register for doctors and schools etc.
  • Free council tax when choosing a composite council tax option
  • A secure parcel collection point for your parcels
  • A 2000L Keter storage box to store your belongings securely, including your bikes.
  • One free wash & dry per week in our upgraded laundry facility
  • One free pump out per month
  • Access to Vivup Lifestyle Discounts – discounts on lots of high street brands and supermarkets

Sawley Waterside & Marina photo gallery

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Explore 34 – your free Aquavista stop-overs

We have 29 unique and special locations around the UK, and our Explore 34 benefit means when you moor with us on an annual contract, you can stay at any of our other marinas for up to 34 nights at no extra cost*.

Find out more here

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.


Opening hours

Sawley Waterside & Marina is open 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, 8am - 5pm on  Sunday.

You can call us on 0115 9077 400 within these hours.

During seasonal and bank holidays our typical office hours may vary, please call the waterside office before making a visit.

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To moor with us at Sawley Waterside & Marina please get in touch

Call our Support Centre Crew on

0115 9077444

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