Our Company

Welcome to the Coastal Shipping website. We hope that you enjoy looking through the wide range of books that we offer for sale. We have a range of maritime themed titles as well as our own books on the site. Use the search facility at the top of our Home Page, or the thematic guide to the left.

Our first book, Whitby Modern Seaport, was published in 1988. Since that time, we have published a wide range of our own books and we also publish for other authors. The bi-monthly magazine Coastal Shipping first appeared in 1994 and is now in its 25th year of publication.

Order Information

This website allows secure online ordering of books. We hope that customers will register on the site. We can guarantee that your details are not given to any third parties under any circumstances.

An Express Checkout is available for customers who do not wish to register.

All Credit/Debit card payments are handled by PayPal, our chosen payment provider. No PayPal account is required, you simply enter your card details into their secure system and they process the payment for us.

It is not necessary to have a Paypal account in order to pay via Paypal.

NOTE: PayPal handle the complete transaction for us, so we never receive your personal card details.

Customers are advised that payment for books can be made by cheque (payable to Coastal Shipping). Also orders may be placed directly by telephone.

Our postal address is: 400 Nore Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8EZ.

If you have any queries, questions or observations please ring us on 01275 846178.

Our Team

Our team consists of maritime author and publisher Bernard McCall and his wife Doreen, who runs the operational side of things as well as events and marketing. Our admin assistant, Marilyn helps with many of our day to day tasks, but especially our record keeping.


Our telephone number is 01275 846178.

Email:    info@coastalshipping.co.uk