Bowling Harbour Basin

Bowling, West Dunbartonshire, West Scotland

This attractive, historic basin is at the western end of the Forth & Clyde Canal, where it meets the River Clyde. The sea lock and canal dimensions are: length 20.47m; beam 6.35m; depth 1.83m and air draft 3.00m. Access is at 2 hours either side of HW, or as advised. The basin and its surroundings have been completely refurbished, and now offer good shore amenities, pontoon berths, a de-masting crane for boats transiting the waterway, and convenient transport links. Car parking and landscaped surroundings complete the picture. Bowling has several shops and pubs.More details of Bowling Basin and the Forth & Clyde Canal can be obtained by downloading the Skipper’s Guide from the Scottish Canals website.

British Waterways Scotland

Phone: 0044 141 332 6936



VHF: Ch 16/74 “Bowling Basin”

(During sealock opening hours 2h–HW–2h only)


Facilities include: Harbour Master, Marina Facility, Mooring Fee Payable, Fresh Water, Shorepower, Marine Diesel, Petrol by can, Boatyard, Wi-Fi, Provisions Store, Rubbish Disposal, Toilets, Showers, Bar, Restaurant.


Range of shops and pubs in the area. Unusual wildlife in a picturesque setting.