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Flag, Red Ensign


57°42.28N 003°30.39W


AC 0223 Dunrobin Point to Buckie; AC 1462 Burghead Harbour; C23 Fife Ness to Moray Firth (harbour plan of Burghead); SC 5617

Rules & Regulations

3 kt speed limit. Contact the harbour on VHF 14


Rocks and reefs out to about a cable and a half from the CG Lookout.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Burghead is HW Aberdeen – 0135 MHWS 4.1m MHWN 3.2m MLWN 1.6m MLWS 0.6m

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General Description

Harbour Master  
 01542 831700 (Will be answered by Buckie HM) VHF#12 Better to call Simon on 07880 086756 - he's the Buckie Assistant HM who has an office in Burghead and is also responsible for Hopeman ... read more


Most documents recommend an approach from the NW which is where we have put our way point; ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

You should definitely rig warps and fenders on both sides... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update June 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 21st Jun 2022
No changes
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 17th May 2021
I reviewed these notes in May 2021. I've checked the telephone numbers and those given above (and below) work fine. The Moray pay-on-line website has yet to be updated to reflect the £20 per night visiting fee.
Friendly HM and Fuel
Written by Mark Harbour Master Sailing Challenge | 22nd Feb 2021
Sep 2020. Simon is very friendly Assistant HM - 07880 086756. Fuel available operated by volunteers so give them some notice! The Moray Council HM, Darren Bremner (07725 310038) looks after Burghead, Hopeman, Buckie, Findhochy, Cullen and Portknockie. Website http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_74453.html.

Burghead is very commercial but friendly and room to tie up - you will have lots of fishermen watching you if the wind catches you on the fuel berth like I did! 01542 831700 or radio VHF Channel 16, working channel 12.
Change of Harbourmaster
Written by Treat-Mentor | 18th Dec 2018
There is no resident harbourmaster. An assistant harbour master from Buckie, Simon Forrest, now looks after Burghead. Contact (01542) 831700.
Ian Lambart - Treat-Mentor
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UPDATE Autumn 2018
Written by Don Thomson | 8th Nov 2018
This harbour was updated earlier in the year but I failed to note that here. The only change to note is that I entered here in the summer of 2017 ad found things very much as I had interpreted from various publications and websites.
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 4th Apr 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2016. This is still mainly a commercial harbour and rates for visiting boats have gone up a small amount in line with the rest of the Moray Council Harbours.
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