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Mount Batten north west slipway

The slipway is free for the public to use for the launching and recovery of most small boats. Cars should not be left parked at the top of the slip.

Access to the slip is through private land and users are allowed a maximum 45 minutes for the launch and recovery of boats.

Slipway information

  • Located on the Mount Batten Peninsula (map grid reference SX 4872 5337)
  • 7 to 8 metres wide L shaped public slipway
  • Provides access to the water during all states of the tide
  • Access to the water is restricted around low water spring tides

Boats can be launched from trailers for three to four hours either side of high water. However it can be difficult to negotiate the lower section of the L shaped slipway when reversing.

There is a speed limit in the Cattewater and boat owners must maintain a speed of below eight knots and not make a wake until they are out of the Sound beyond the Mount Batten Breakwater.

How to get there

The slipway is located off of Lawrence Road on the Mount Batten Peninsula. At the roundabout by Haven Marina follow the road past the large hangar buildings on the right side of this road. Continue along Lawrence Road for approximately 120 metres until you reach the entrance to the Mount Batten Water Sports Centre. Turn right onto this road and continue until you reach a T junction. Turn left at the T junction and follow the road for approximately 50 metres until you reach the top of the slipway.


A large public car park located on the seaward side of Lawrence Road and there is also limited on street parking.

Car parking is also available at the nearby Mountbatten Sailing and Watersports Centre. The centre and car park is monitored by CCTV. Check with the centre for current charges and any restrictions on parking at the centre.


Toilets are located at the Mount batten car park on Lawrence Road, close at about 7.15pm in the summer and 4pm in the winter and provide:

  • Disabled toilet
  • Baby changing facilities