Tide times for the Norfolk Broads

Our 2020 Tide Timetable shows the low water times at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station and how to calculate low water at other locations around the Broads.

The Broads’ rivers are tidal and the tide rises and falls twice approximately every 25 hours. Generally the outgoing tide (the ebb) lasts longer than the incoming tide (the flood). At Great Yarmouth, where the Broads flow out the sea, the tidal effect is most noticeable and the rise and fall can be up to 2 metres. Tidal streams near Great Yarmouth can run at around 4mph but as you go further up river the tides are less noticeable.

To calculate Low Water throughout the Broads
It is easy to work out low water at other places – simply add the hours given below to the times of low water at Great Yarmouth Yacht station listed in your tide table:

Please note: The times are ‘clock times’ and have been adjusted for BST. The times shown are approximate – tides are affected by weather and wind conditions. Cruising after dark is forbidden. You must plan your journey so as to be moored one hour before sunset. It saves time and fuel and makes less wash to go with the tide, not against it.

Download the Tide Timetable 2020

Calculating Low Water throughout the Broads

The Tide Timetable above gives the low water times at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station throughout the year. It is easy to work out low water at other places around the Broads, simply add the hours given below to the times of low water at Great Yarmouth Yacht station.

All times are ‘clock times’ and have been adjusted for BST.

LocationAdd
Acle2.5hrs
Beccles3hrs
Brundall3hrs
Horning3hrs
Loddon2.5hrs
Ludham Bridge3hrs
Norwich3.5hrs
Oulton Broad3hrs
Potter Heigham3hrs
Reedham1.5hrs
St Olaves1.5hrs
Stalham4hrs
Wroxham3.5hrs

The times shown are approximate and tides maybe affected by weather and wind conditions. Cruising after dark is forbidden, make sure you plan your journey so that you are moored one hour before sunset.

For more information about Tide Times and how they are calculated see understanding the tides.

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