Comprehensive Sailing Directions for UK Harbours with free Nautical Charts

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300 Harbours: Each harbour (NOT JUST marinas) has full sailing directions, free charts, and photo galleries. All mooring options are covered, including: prices, local facilities, provisioning, launching places, pubs and dining. Plus 7 day weather and 2016 tide tables.   Interactivity   Logged in visitors can leave comments and information.

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Featured Harbour show all

Waterford & Suir Estuary

East and South of Ireland

Contacts
Waterford Port Authority VHF 14 or tel no +353 (0)51 874907
Waterford City Marina    tel no +353  (0) 872384944 or +353 (0) 51 309900

Waterford “Harbour” is the generic term applied to the whole of the River Suir from the sea abeam Hook Head to Waterford City Docks and Marina; it does not include the River Barrow north of the railway bridge spanning its entrance.  Within this area, starting with Dunmore East (which we have dealt with separately) there are numerous small harbours and viable anchorages which we have indicated on the Google overhead and will mention in passing as we describe the passage up to Waterford. 

If you are exploring these waters you will find it possible to transit from one to another during a morning or afternoon gentle sail or motor much in the same way as you would in Strangford Lough. It would also be possible to make Waterford City Marina a base from which to make forays to smaller anchorages for lunch or whatever. 

The city itself could take several days to explore as it has a history covering the early Viking settlement, through the various punctuation marks of Irish history from the Normans through to the present day.

On a coastal cruise of Ireland one would possibly not spend time here but on the other hand if you need a rest from unfavourable weather this is the ideal spot; the author did just that in ninety-nine when, having been storm bound in Kilmore for three days, he motored his 22 foot bilge keeler into a F4 to Dunmore then spent a week and a bit between there, Waterford, New Ross and Ballyhack before an overnight dash (more a “plod”) back to Milford; apart from the trip over from Milford and the trip back the wind was never below a SW F4 so this estuary saved his holiday! ... read more

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