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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


56 13.0N 002 41.9W


AC 0190 Montrose to Fife Ness; AC 0734 Isle of May to Inchkeith; AC0175 Fife Ness to St Abbs Head; SC5617 Scotland East Coast; Imray C24 Flamborough Head to Fife Ness (no plan of Anstruther); Imray C27 Firth of Forth (includes plan Anstruther)

Rules & Regulations

None known


There are reefs along the coast to the East and West of the harbour entrance and approach should only be made along the approach bearing shown on the Admiralty chart from a safe distance out

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Anstruther is 15 minutes before HW Leith. MHWS 4.5m MHWN 4.4m MLWN 2.0m MLWS 0.7m   (links)

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General Description

Harbour Master                  01333310836  VHF Channel 11
Anstruther Sailing Club     01333313492    www.anstruthersailingclub.org.uk

Anstruther (or “Anster” as it is known locally) lies six and a half miles SW of Fife Ness inside the Firth of Forth and is a popular stopping off place for coastal passage makers who prefer short day hops as opposed to long crewed legs. It is tidal, open to Southerly winds and, as the Forth is quite wide here, there is enough sea room to the South and South West for it to build up from that direction when the winds are strong. ... read more


Whether you are approaching from the East or West you need to keep at least a quarter of a mile off shore to avoid the drying Carboniferous reefs closer in. From the East you can turn towards the harbour when you have passed abeam the East pierhead but from the west maintain your course until you are in line with the approach lead in lights which are both flashing green the back one  being higher than the for’d  (on about 020° M) on the far side of the outer harbour.  The bay on your port hand before you enter from the west dries completely to a rocky reef so don’t drift off to port of the lead in marks. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Most visitors are parked on first or second hammer heads but you should contact the HM either on the phone or VHF11 to get your allocation. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

1 comment
Written by Safereturn | 16th Aug 2016
We called HM before entry, he told us where to berth and left us keys for the gates on the pontoon. On the gate was a notice explaining the showers were available in the Murray Library Hostel.we were a bit taken aback to be charged £3.00 each for a shower. We thought £20 for a berth on a drying pontoon and then to pay £3.00 each for a shower a bit expensive.
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