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Visiting Leisure and Commercial vessels

are very welcome. You are advised to contact the Harbour Master ahead of arrival for berthing details.

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Fishing vessels

A small, but active fishing fleet land high quality shellfish daily, which are sold locally and nationally and some distributed internationally.

Leisure Craft

The harbour is home to a variety of sail and power pleasure craft - please enquire if you are interested in berthing here. Skippered boat trips are also available.

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Visiting by land

Make some time during your visit to the town and take a trip along to the harbour. Walk along the piers, take a boat trip, maybe try and make a catch off the quayside.

Information for Harbour Users

Ops. Bulletins

  • Harbour Operations

    There are currently no restrictions to vessel movements within the Harbour

  • 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.

    February:

    March:

    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