Overy Staithe is at 52o 58.95'N 00o 46.55'E. The harbour dries out (mlws depth on bar is quoted as 0.3m)

Looking North: tip of Scolt Head Island visible on left There is no formal buoyage. There are no lights.

Visitors should be wary of stone-built groynes sticking out into the creek. These are (mostly) marked with a yellow float. Racing marks (black, lettered) are laid close to the channel.

Shoal draft boats that can take the ground may be able to borrow a mooring near the boathouse: check at the boathouse chandlery (01328 738348).

Mobile phone coverage is patchy.

Facilities available in Overy Staithe are limited to the chandlery and a pub.

Provisions, diesel and a more exotic range of shops are to be found in Burnham Market (2 miles)

The channel inside Scolt Head Island to Brancaster Staithe (Norton Creek)is navigable at high water for shoal draft boats.

This may look a little bit off-putting, and in a way, it's meant to. On the other hand, it's a beautiful spot, accessible (with care) in daylight, on a reasonably big tide, and when there isn't too much sea running from the north. And you can enter or leave via Brancaster (much easier and better marked) and Norton Creek.