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Planned Harbour Operations


The Harbour Trust will endeavour to keep harbour users updated of planned activities through these pages, in particular where any disruption to harbour movements or access may be encountered. Maintenance activities to be carried out over the forseeable future include the following.

Ladders: The ladders set into the stonework toward the outer end of the Long Pier have become badly corroded and are set for replacement. There may be some disruption to harbour access while work takes place, to ensure the safety of workers. Notice will be provided in due course.

Handrails: Handrails on the stone steps of the Long Pier are also badly corroded and set for replacememt. No disruption to Harbour movements is anticipated.


Old Slipway (NW corner) Repairs: Storms have resulted in the movement of boulders deposited around the Old Slipway during cliff stabilisation works a number of years ago. The movement has led to a number being deposited on the slipway and causing damage to it. As part of the heritage of the Harbour the Trust will as soon as poosible make good repairs tothis area and as a first phase has undertaken removal of the offending material. Replacement of stones dislodged from the Old Slipway is planned for some time in the future.

Gate Closures

2018: In order to alleviate silt accumulations in the harbour and entrance channel it is necessary to close and 'run' the gates; this is normally done at spring tides. Boat owners whose boats are in the Inner Basin and who wish to go to sea during these times should contact the Harbour Master in advance and he will do his best to find temporary berthing in the Outer Basin if required.

Planned dates are listed below. Any changes or additional closures will, if possible, be intimated on our Facebook page. At all times the gates will only be closed when necessary and, where the dates fall on weekends, particular effort will be made to limit any restrictions to before the first tide on a Saturday or after the second tide on the Sunday.



April: 16th to 20th and 30th to 1st May

May: 14th to 18th and 28th to 31st

June: 13th to 16th and 26th to 29th

July: 15th to 18th and 30th to 1st Aug

Harbour Gala: 21st July

August: 12th to 15th and 27th to 30th

September: 10th to 13th and 23rd to 27th

October: 8th to 11th and 22nd to 28th

November: 6th to 9th and 22nd to 26th

December: as required