We operate a Boat, Kayak and Winch Registration Scheme for pleasure boats which applies to our beaches and slipways in:

  • Seaton
  • Beer
  • Sidmouth
  • Budleigh Salterton 
  • Exmouth (Shelly beach)

The purpose of the scheme is to keep the space on all the above areas available for safe and proper use and to stop rubbish building up.

Please note that spaces for boats, kayaks and winches are limited on some beaches and waiting lists apply.

To register, you can either complete our online form or we can post or email one to you. Please make sure you read the conditions first.  

Once you have sent in your form,  £3 million public liability insurance for your boat, kayak or winch and you have paid the current fee (either by cheque or card) we will check if there is space available for you. If there is we will let you know. 

When all this is completed we will send you a registration sticker which should be fixed to the stern of your boat. 

Winch registration is more or less the same. However, there is a metal ID plate to fix to the winch housing.

The annual registration fee for a boat or winch site is £95.00 each. The annual registration fee for a Kayak or Paddle Board is £30.50 each. Public liability insurance for £3 million is also required.

With the increased popularity of Kayaks and Paddleboards, and water sports in general, we have introduced a weekly holiday charge for those people who wish to temporarily store a boat or kayak etc. on one of our beaches. Boats will be charged at £10 per week and Kayaks and Paddleboards will be charged at £5.00 per week. Please note that security and safe of you vessel remains your responsibility at all times.

Any unregistered items thought to be of no significant value may be removed and destroyed by us.

If you are interested in a commercial boat licence you can find all the information you need at Licence Applications