Winter lock gate openings are now in effect
The lock gates at Preston Marina are operated by Preston City Council. The control tower can be contacted on VHF Channel 16. The gates can open up to one hour before High Water (Liverpool) and can remain open until two hours after H.W.
Vessels arriving outside these hours can remain in the lay-by berth within the lock chamber, and await the next gate opening.
Call Preston Marina (not Preston City Council) on 01772 7339595 to check availability of berths and suitability of services for your boat. Note that we operate a max weight limit for lifting of 12 tons.
Lock Gate Openings – Winter
October 1st – March 30th
All weekday lock operations must be requested with minimum 24 hrs notice. To book a weekend lock gate operation the request must be submitted to the marina office by 15:00hrs Friday.
The lock gates can operate from one hour before Liverpool High Water to two hours after, where H.W. falls between 07:00 hrs and 20:00 hrs.
Call Marina Office – 01772 733595
Lock Gate Openings – Summer
April 1st – September 30th
Preston lock gates are operated at every tide when High Water (Liverpool) is between 07:00 and 20:00hrs local time.
The lock gates can open from one hour before Liverpool High Water to two hours after.