Tide times for the Norfolk Broads

Our 2021 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 2021

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.

Location Add
Acle 2.5hrs
Beccles 3hrs
Brundall 3hrs
Horning 3hrs
Loddon 2.5hrs
Ludham Bridge 3hrs
Norwich 3.5hrs
Oulton Broad 3hrs
Potter Heigham 3hrs
Reedham 1.5hrs
 St Olaves 1.5hrs
Stalham 4hrs
Wroxham 3.5hrs

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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