Welcome To Starcross Fishing & Cruising Club


A warm welcome to all fishermen, and women. SFCC fishing section caters for members, chiefly in boats, wishing to fish our local waters of Lyme Bay and South Devon areas.

Welcome to the cruising section of The Starcross Fishing and Cruising Club. We like to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy cruising in our beautiful local waters, and extended areas.

The Club organises a series of events throughout the year, ranging from Speciality Meals, Discos, BBQ’s, Bar Draws and impromptu ‘get togethers’, Annual Gala Night and Festive celebrations,

Here at SFCC we welcome new members to our club who are active in water based activities across the spectrum of boating pursuits. We regret that we are unable to provide purely social membership.

SFCC is committed to member training and is a certified RYA Training Centre. Courses run include; Day Skipper, Yachtmaster, Essential Navigation, VHF, First Aid, Diesel Engine, and Powerboat 1 & 2.

The club offers a range of 24/7 facilities to it’s members based around the historic Brunel Tower that dominates the shoreline at Starcross on the western side of the River Exe Estuary,

SFCC Facilities

The club offers a range of facilities to it’s members based around the historic Brunel Tower. This building dominates the shoreline at Starcross on the western side of the River Exe Estuary. Many of our facilities are available to members 24 hours a day via a secure entry system.

Ashes Quay sits next to the westbound platform of Starcross station and offers a landing point at all stages of the tide based either on our pontoon at low tide line or the launching ramp for use at the top end of the tides. Ashes Quay offers secure Dinghy and Engine storage as well as a scrubbing grid and drying-out berths for maintenance tasks on larger vessels. We also have a number of inshore trot moorings, suitable for craft up to 23ft, which are available for an annual fee. 
Brunel Landing Pontoon offers easy access to the water from Ashes Quay. Finger berth availability, for dinghys, or small vessels upto 5.5m, should be discussed with our Rear Commodore. A waiting list applies.

From the river immediately south of the Pier a slipway offers direct access to the front of the Clubhouse, once again via a causeway at low water. This is our launching route from the Tower and gives access to members who keep their Dinghies with them or choose to store them on location.

To the front of the Clubhouse facing South we have parking for a number of cars whilst at the rear we have a locked compound offering further Dinghy storage.

Within the Tower on the ground floor we have Dinghy and Engine storage, Showers and Toilets, a Fish Room and a selection of Launching Trolleys for the use of members. First floor access via stairs, fitted with a powered stair lift, leads up to the Clubhouse Bar, further Toilets including Disabled Facilities, a Function Room – incorporating a full length Skittle Alley, and a commercially equipped Kitchen.

The Clubhouse Bar area has many original Brunel features. It is well furnished and has a warm welcoming atmosphere, where like minded people can relax and enjoy the company of their fellow boating enthusiasts. The bar area is very much at the heart of our clubs social life, where adventures are planned and exploits recounted.

To cope with the increased seasonal demand for parking whilst members are on extended cruises we offer a free long stay car park, 200 metres North of the Tower along The Strand, behind the Bus Shelter and beside Regent House. 
Please ensure your vehicle registration is registered on our ANPR parking system members list.

Friday Forums

Sharing expertise and experience amongst members

At SFCC we are friendly and informal. We also know that if you’re new to boating it’s often helpful to learn from people who are a bit more experienced. That’s why we hold Friday Forums throughout the winter (when we aren’t using our boats) to learn new methods or just hear a talk about an interesting topic.

The ‘closed season’ winter / spring programme of events for 2023, organised by Steve Cowell our Fishing Secretary, is now complete.

More dates to be confirmed soon.

Any enquiries or suggestions for future forums should be directed to: forum.sfcc@gmail.com

SFCC Newsletter

SFCC hours

Club Bar Summer Opening Times

Our Members bar is open every evening other than Monday & Wednesday.

Tuesdays 8pm – 11pm
Thurs & Friday 7pm – 11pm

Saturday Cooking 7pm – 11pm
No Saturday Cooking 7.30 -11pm

Sundays 6pm – 9pm


Starcross Fishing & Cruising Club, Brunel Tower, The Strand, Starcross, Devon, EX68PR
Pontoon Location:
GPS: 50°37’.656N / 003°26’.731W
W3W: obey.marathons.intelligible
North Mooring PC741 location:
GPS: 50°37’.674N / 003°26’.621W
W3W: forum.marathons.rush
South Mooring PC648 location:
GPS: 50°37’.389N / 003°26’.484W
W3W: punks.tutored.nicer


01626 891996