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Craster Harbour and Anchorage

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Approach from East, between the Carrs 55:28'.44N 001.35'.21 W


Admiralty 156

Rules & Regulations



Rocky Ledges, see ext. Harbour Dries

Tidal Data Times & Range

Approx Dover +0350

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General Description

Craster could be useful stop if passage making North or South down this coast. It consists of a small drying harbour with a slipway and adjacent village. Although the harbour could be used by boats prepared to take the ground the area is probably more useful as a passage anchorage.

Two rocky outcrops, Big Carr just to the south of the harbour and the isolated island of Little Carr just to the north-east of the harbour entrance can provide some useful protection to the anchored mariner from swell, especially away from the top of the tide. ... read more


Craster harbour and anchorage lie about a mile to the South of the conspicuous ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle to the North.

The rocky reefs of Great Carr and Little Carr with it's stone beacon protect the harbour somewhat. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

For anchoring probably the best spot is between the Carrs and off the harbour entrance in over 3 m at low water. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson | 29th Mar 2017
Nothing has been changed
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 9th Mar 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2015. No changes
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Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 8th Apr 2013
These notes were reviewed by Don T on the 8th April 2013. Nothing has changed but recent contact with a sailor who sails these waters indicates that the local fraternity do not consider this (or any of the other anchorages between Amble and Eyemouth, mentioned in some pilot books) as viable for on-passage breaks.
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