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 & Marina
Sawley Waterside & Marina photo gallery
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
- Communal allotment space
- Cafe Blue - daytime licensed cafe serving breakfast, lunch and cake
- Fully serviced jetties with water and electricity
- 2 Elsan disposal points
- Boat Sales
- Third party marina services available on-site
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*.
Sawley Waterside & Marina is open 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, 8am - 5pm on Sunday.