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52nd Anniversary  1964 - 2016


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This Site was last updated on 20-05-2016 .

Newsflash........Seal Trip this Sunday 22nd May, leaving Grove at 9.15am. Restricted access to North Bank on Monday 23rd May for tree removal.

Newsflash...River at Sandwich closed for 2 weeks. For details see below on Navigation Warnings or go to

Grove Ferry Boat Club was founded in 1964.You will find the clubhouse, dating from the early seventies, on the south bank of the River Great Stour, (the second largest river in Kent) It lies just below the Grove Ferry Bridge, some 8 miles east of Canterbury. The Bridge replaced the old ferry in 1963.

We are an active boat club with various events, water activities, organized cruises in company, boat exercises etc. and with barbecues and other activities at Red House Marsh. (Our picnic facility some 4.5 miles downstream)

Social Events - Quizzes, Games and competitions, talks, visits and suppers are all held at the clubhouse on a regular basis.

The clubhouse is also open on Sunday afternoons throughout the year between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. (Except bank holiday weekends & Club Events) and all are welcome for tea, coffee and the odd cake, along with a little social banter!

The club has some 20 moorings on the north Bank and we are developing storage / use facilities for dinghies, canoes etc. in our compound, and we now have easy launching facilities with the new slipway.

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2 Videos kindly taken by Tim Brazier of a birdseye view of Grove Ferry Moorings.Please click on them to start the videos & then click open.


Photos of the fallen tree and it's removal taken by Colin Brazier. Please click on them for larger picture.







If you are parking in the Grove Ferry Picnic Site Car Park and have a Blue Badge then we understand that you now have to apply to the KCC for a new permit. We believe the cost is 3 and you have to give the KCC your Car registration number. Please contact KCC on 0300 0417272 for more information.


On Monday 23rd May 2016 and continuing for 2 weeks, the river will be closed from Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm and will open up for Saturday & Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday before closing again for the second week at the Kings Lodgings in Sandwich to enable works to the sheet piling. Mariners requiring essential transit of the work area are asked to contact the Harbour Master by telephone at least 2 hours before the time that they wish to transit the work area. This is to allow time to remove divers and cross river equipment. Colin Carr (Harbourmaster) Tel No is 07958 376183

click here for 2015 map of the entrance to Sandwich

Notice to mariners.


Sandwich Bridge Contact Numbers for opening are now as follows
Tel No 01843 585624
Mobile No 07860 378792


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