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Marina Moorings on the Thames at Gravesend

The Embankment marina has serviced pontoon berths, lock access to the tidal Thames and an established, friendly community of residential and leisure berth holders. The riverside heritage town centre of Gravesend is a few minutes walk away and has comprehensive shopping with major outlets represented plus a number of independent retailers.

The Marina is joined to the town by attractive parklands and the historic Victorian ‘Gravesend Promenade’. Cycle Route 1 and the Saxon Shore Way pass through the Marina site and can be explored on foot or by cycle both east and west.

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Leisure License (195kb)
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The Embankment Marina, Albion Parade, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2RN

Tel: 01474 535700      Email:

The Marina and Our Moorings are Just Ten Minutes Walk to the Town Centre and Only 20 Miles From Central London

Well Connected

Gravesend, the historic gateway to London’s famous river, is on the South bank of the Thames, approximately half way between Tower Bridge and the Thames estuary.

Gravesend is exceptionally well connected to London and the Continent. High-speed rail, HS1, from Gravesend station to London St Panncras via Stratford takes 24 minutes. London Bridge is 47 minutes via National Rail. Eurostar trains from nearby Ebbsfleet International provide fast, direct links to Europe. Three motorways, the M2, M20 and M25 are within four miles.

Access to the Thames

The Embankment Marina is linked to the Thames by a single lock gate. Downstream, Chatham and the historic City of Rochester Upon Medway are 26 miles away by sea. Upstream, Tower Bridge is 23 miles. The Marina and our moorings provide an excellent stop-over or base to explore the Thames en-route to London.


High Speed Trains

HS1 trains run through Gravesend station (15 minutes walk) to Stratford and St Pancras.

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HS1 to Stratford (16 minutes) is a multilevel interchange station and meets London Underground, London Overground, The Docklands Light Railway and is also a National Rail station

National Rail

Frequent trains to London Bridge and Charing Cross.

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Several local operators run commuter routes into London and tourism outings into Kent.


Local buses cover the surrounding area including services to Bluewater, one of Europe's largest shopping centres, 5 miles away.

Car Parking

The Marina has allocated parking for both visitors and berth holders free of charge. From A2, A227, (Wrotham Road), leads to Gravesend town centre. Follow the one-way system around until the Clock Tower, then the signs for “Embankment”


The Marina is on Cycle Route 1 and Saxon Shore Way. The route passes over our beautiful Victorian designed bridge which spans the lock barrel. There are pleasant rides and walks along those routes and into the Kent countryside to the south.