Pont y Ddraig Pedestrian / Cycle Bridge
The spectacular Pont y Ddraig Pedestrian / Cycle Bridge is well worth a view.
Opened in October 2013, the bridge closes the gap on National Cycle Network Route 5 (external website), which runs along the North Wales coast line. This route provides traffic free access to the 'Wales Coastal Path' as well as to the new Harbour facilities.
The bridge opens to allow vessels in and out of the harbour, and is operated from the harbour office within the quayside building.
Pilotage advice (general advice for mariners)
Access to and from the inner harbour is via the Pedestrian / Cycle Bridge, lifting of the bridge will be on demand, subject to wind strength and whenever the height of tide is such that the harbour and approaches are navigable.
- When entering Rhyl Harbour: To arrange bridge opening, contact the Harbour Office on arrival at the Seaward Perch at position N53°19.45- W003°30.43 when advice covering access via the bridge will be given.
- Departing Inner Harbour: Prior to leaving a mooring and exiting the inner harbour contact the Harbour Office to arrange bridge opening, do not depart the mooring until approval is given.
- In the event of actual wind speeds of Force 7 and above, the bridge will be closed (not navigable). Should the bridge be closed due to weather conditions or not operable for any other reasons, vessels may berth on the outer harbour pontoons following approval of the Harbour Office.
- Some small craft will be able to pass through the bridge when it is in the closed position at their own risk.
Pilotage advice (general advice to Mariners)