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Arklow

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Courtesy Flag

Irish Tricolour

Waypoint

52 47.7N 006 08.00W

Charts

AC1787 Carnsore Point to Wicklow Head; AC0633 Arklow; SC5621-13B Arklow; Imray C61 St Georges Channel (Arklow harbour Plan)

Rules & Regulations

3knot speed limit in the harbour

Hazards

Arklow Bank & Wind Farm 7nm off shore; Glassgorman Bank 5nm South (Note some of the depths round here hark back to early 20th Century); The ebb sets strongly SE across the harbour entrance pushing one towards the South Wall.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW is HW Dublin - 0230; MHWS 1.4m MHWN 1.2m MLWN 0.9m MLWS 0-6m   (links)

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General Description

Contacts:
Arklow HM   tel no +353 (0)40232466
Arklow Marina   tel no +353 (0)402 39901, mob +353 872375189 or +353 872588078
Arklow Sailing Club  VHF  #10 (when racing)  tel no (mob) +353 872509330

The Port of Arklow sits astride the entrance to the River Avoca with the main town on the SW bank, industrial development along the North bank and an expanding residential town (Ferrybank) outside that.  There are built up quays along both banks, a dock on the south bank and a small busy marina on the North bank; the industrial area along the North bank is slowly being developed into a residential area and the marina is now overlooked by modern housing.   ... read more

Approach

If you are coming down from the North watch out for the Horseshoe Bank just to the South of Wicklow Head; there is a PHM buoy quite far out but if you are happy with the nav there’s no need to trog all the way out round it, but certainly keep out towards it.  Further down there is the Wolf Rock but it is fairly obvious and unless you are really close inshore it will not cause you any problems.  From a good long way away you will be able to see the Arklow Bank Wind farm which is a good indicator of where Arklow is (dead opposite). Don’t be fooled by the huge buildings and jetties associated with Arklow Rock Quarry; the harbour is nearly a mile North of that. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The main berthing area is in the marina or on its long pontoon on the north bank. You could make a temporary stop against the South wall near the entrance but you’ll have a long walk to get to the town.  It is sometimes possible to tie up inside the fish dock (if for instance all you want is to drop in for a diesel top up) ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

4 comments
UPDATE APRIL 2017
Written by Don Thomson | 20th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. Everything is the same
Visitors Pontoon
Written by Captain Guy | 22nd Aug 2016
I was there in June 2016. Most of the "visitors" pontoon was taken up by permanent residents - you could tell by the amount of weed accumulated on the wars - some hadn't moved in months!
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Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 10th Apr 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2015. Prices have changed a wee bit and we have added some mobile contact numbers.
Update November 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 20th Nov 2013
These notes were updated by Don Thomson on the 20th November 2013
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