Cruise from Beccles

Cruise from Beccles

Hippersons Boatyard, Gillingham Dam, Beccles, NR34 0EB

Beccles Cruise Schedule

All Day Cruises (until end October) Tuesday 2nd April to Friday 31st May Monday 19th June to Friday 25th July Monday 28th August to Friday 25th October Autumn Cruises Monday 28th October to Thursday 12th December

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 at Beccles. Please note the parking restrictions detailed below.

Waveney Stardust Beccles Overview2


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 07503 348434.

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. Hippersons Boatyard is a busy family holiday destination. Please read and follow these instructions to avoid disrupting their business.

Parking is restricted

  • There is space for no more than two cars as shown in diagram below
  • Minibuses are not permitted to remain on the boatyard during the cruise. There is a public car park in Fen Lane (see map).
  • Please ring the boat phone 5-10 minutes prior to your arrival at the boatyard so that we can greet you
  • WSTL cannot take responsibility for the suitability of parking arrangements for your cruise.

Waveney Stardust is separate from Hippersons

  • Never phone or contact Hippersons Boatyard regarding your trip with
  • To contact us prior to the day of your trip ring the Booking and Enquiries line 07817 920502
  • On the day of your trip ring the Boat telephone number 07503 348434
  • Do not walk around the boatyard or use their facilities
  • There is no smoking or vaping anywhere on site
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