The Marina is located in the heart of the Town – easy walking to Downtown and one of the best beaches on Lake Ontario.
Cobourg has its own dredger so the harbour is always deep enough and safe.
The Marina is managed by the town and has full services (see below). The full time manager (Julie Behan-Jones) works at the CCC at 905-372-7371 or
Lift-in/out is done by a crane and not a travel lift.
There are no plans to have a Travel Lift; the harbour walls will be re-inforced to support a crane but not a travel lift.
At peak season, hours are 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact the Marina to confirm details of hours and available facilities.
Disruption in 2022 - 2024
Work to rehabilitate the Harbour walls and Breakwater will start approx Winter 2022/23. Work will start with the North wall first.
Full Services and Facilities on Site
- Tourist Information
- Launching Ramp
- Serviced and unserviced slips
- Fishing charter boats available
Click the map below for a larger version or download here. This map is current for 2022.
For the full fee schedule, go to the town’s site here.
Note that winter storage is available and there is a thriving Cobourg Yacht club which holds races weekly and frequent social events year round.
Boat lift-in and lift-out will continue to be done using a crane, not a travel-lift with 2 sessions in most years.
There's more Marina Information at the Town's web site here.
Adjacent to the Marina and the Beach is a popular Campground, The Town's web page here has information on making reservations plus other details.
The Harbour and Marina Host the Cobourg Yacht Club. Their Club House is on the waterfront adjacent to the Marina Office and their web site provides details of what they do: Cobourg Yacht Club.
A Short History of the Cobourg Yacht Club
In 1964, Cobourg Harbour was under Federal jurisdiction. That year, Rochester YC contacted Mayor Jack Heenan and town council to ask if the Lake Yacht Racing Association (LYRA) could finish the first leg of the Freeman Cup Race in our harbour. LYRA is believed to be the oldest association of yacht clubs on the continent, formed in 1884 by delegates from clubs in both Canada and the United States, and its Freeman race began its own history in 1921. Cobourg had hosted LYRA three previous times in1909, 1920, and 1932. It was an honour to have LYRA back.
The Cobourg Yacht Club was formed to host that first leg of the 1965 Freeman Cup. Neither clubhouse nor docks existed. Club members only had a few small wooden dinghies to learn to sail but, more importantly, they had a spirit of boating and a recognition of sailing as an international sport.
CYC was Chartered in 1965 by the Ontario Government as a ‘not for profit corporate entity’ and the Federal government leased lands to the club, from the centre pier to the west pier, for 99 years.
In the 1980s, the Harbour was under the jurisdiction of the Provincial Government, and the Provincial Government approached CYC concerning the creation of infrastructure for the present marina. We agreed to work with the town but could not assume full responsibility as we were, and still are, a volunteer-based club.
In the years 1984/85, the mayor of Cobourg and the executive of CYC “turned the sod,” and the clubhouse was built and opened. This was a project shared evenly by club membership and the Ontario Government who were promoting grants for such activities at that time.
As the club grew, and the marina opened, the lifting of all boats, spring and fall, was organized and performed by the club and its members. This operation included boats in the harbour whose owners needed their boat lifted regardless of membership in the Club. Our solo efforts in this regard continued until only a few years ago when we began partnering with the marina to share tasks of this very large operation. Still, it is club membership that provides the experience, expertise and positions needed for safe, organized and efficient lifting practices. And, it must be noted, we still lift all boats in the harbour, regardless of membership.
Since its inception, CYC has worked with the Town of Cobourg to assist with all water related activities, plans, safety and more. Before the arrival of a Coast Guard station in Cobourg, club membership participated in many rescues and support missions. The Club has been a representative for all boaters and is committed to the pride in Cobourg’s Heritage Harbour that is enthusiastically boasted in the town’s logo.
Text provided to the Town by the Cobourg Yacht Club – December 2022