Cruise from Beccles

Covid-19 Update 29th March 2021
We know very well the enormous benefits our cruises have brought to our passengers in the past. As yet there remains significant uncertainty about how we might operate in 2021. The vast majority of our crews and passengers fall within the groups most at risk from Covid-19. We continue to monitor developments of the Covid-19 and will update you as our situation becomes clearer.

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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.

The ‘Directions’ and ‘Parking’ tabs on this page describe how to find us and where to park, including an interactive map.

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Beccles Cruise Schedule

2019 Mon 1st April to Fri 29th November
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Our Beccles home is best reached via Gillingham off the A146 Norwich to Lowestoft road.
The detailed local Google Map at the bottom of this page shows the route from the A146.  Use the interactive features of this map to ‘Zoom’ in and out and to get Google directions.

Using a Satnav? The post code should locate Hippersons accurately.

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  • 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


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Considerate parking is permitted in the boatyard car park through the generosity of Hippersons Boatyard. Please be careful not to prevent access to boats and leave the roadways clear for boatyard machinery.  If there is room please please just inside the entrance on the right.



Waveney Stardust is based in the large shed in front of you as you enter the boatyard. You can drop people off near the top of the gently sloping ramp but please move your vehicle afterwards.

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