Denham - Excellent facilities and good for a short stay
Reviewed Oct 2016
We visit Denham on a regular basis, preferring to stay ashore with our trailer sailer. The anchorages are around 1km offshore and subject to lumpy conditions when the afternoon sea breeze arrives. Conditions are generally comfortable enough for larger vessels of 10 metres or more but our little 7 metre boat bounces a bit in the chop. Holding is fair in 4 to 5 metres although a weed tolerant anchor is advised. A 1 metre wide channel has been dredged to the service jetties and should cater for drafts of up to 3 metres. The commercial jetty can be used for short resupplying berthing though working with the local commercial fishermen is strongly advised. The town of Denham has a good range of facilities, two hotels and two supermarkets, all on the front main street.
Denham retains the charm of its former pearling history.
The anchorage can be lively and uncomfortable.