Cruise from Beccles

Cruise from Beccles

Hippersons Boatyard, Gillingham Dam, Beccles, NR34 0EB

Cruise from Beccles starting at Waveney Stardust’s home in the Southern Broads, based in family run Hippersons Boatyard.

This page has details for ‘Directions‘ and ‘Parking‘. Please note the parking restrictions detailed below.

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Beccles Cruise Schedule

Monday 1st April to Friday 29th July
Monday 15th August to Friday 16th December

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Our Beccles home is best reached via Gillingham off the A146 Norwich to Lowestoft road.
This Google Map shows the location and you can use ‘Directions’ from your location.

Using a Satnav? The post code should locate Hippersons accurately. If you get lost ring the Skipper on 07999 99999.

If you are unable to see the Waveney Stardust boat please ring your Skipper using the number in your Confirmation email

From the A146

  • Turn off the A146 into Loddon Road at Gillingham
    • From Beccles, follow signs on the A146 towards Norwich and it is the first left turning
    • From Norwich on the A146 or Great Yarmouth on the A143 it is the first right turn after the roundabout on the A146 at Gillingham (with a Macdonalds and BP Garage)
  • Drive through and out of Gillingham village
  • After about 1/4 mile you will see a boatyard on your left
  • Turn into Hippersons Boatyard immediately before the 30mph speed limit signs

Parking and Hippersons Boatyard

Considerate parking is permitted in the boatyard through the generosity of Hippersons Boatyard. Note that the yard has implemented new rules for visitors:

  • There are just two Customer Parking spaces, labelled Waveney Stardust, which can be used for cars during a cruise.
  • Cars must be registered before the day – make and registration. We ask for this on the booking and skippers will ring a day or two before your cruise to check.
  • Having parked Customers must ring the Boat on 07503 484343 BEFORE getting out of their car (number in confirmation).
  • Customers must stay in their vehicle and ring the Boat number for instructions. Dropping people off near the top of the gently sloping ramp is possible for minibuses but again
  • Minibuses are not permitted to remain on the boatyard during the cruise. There is a public car park in Fen Lane (see map).
  • Your Booking Confirmation will include full details of how to access these.
  • No smoking is permitted anywhere on site.
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Please note: It is your responsibility to check parking restrictions / arrangements on the day – WSTL cannot take responsibility for the suitability of parking arrangements for your cruise.