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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


56° 03.1N 003°14W


UKHO 1407-0, 0733-0, 0736-0, 0735-0 SC5615, Imray C27 (with Burntisland harbour Plan)

Rules & Regulations

Give way to cargo vessels manoeuvring


Black Rocks and associated reefs in Burntisland Bay to the East. Beware also Heuchboy and Kirkbush Rocks and the shallows in the vicinity of No 7 SHM all to the East

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW is HW Leith + 5min and 0.5m on HW Leith   (links)

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General Description

Burntisland was once a busy port but its use has dropped off since late in the last century... ... read more


If approaching from the North Sea you can almost straight line it from Bass Rock or Anstruther...… ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

As you pass through the entrance the swinging moorings are... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Up date June 2023
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 2nd Jun 2023
The new pontoons promised last year have been laid, they're along the South wall at right angle to the original set.
Up date June 2023
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 2nd Jun 2023
We've added a link to the Sailing Club Website; the applicatioin form for a transit berth is on their visitors tab.
Update June 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 21st Jun 2022
I reviewed these notes in June 2022. I've included the information from Mark (below). They are installing another pontoon this year.
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Deep water and friendly sailing club
Written by Mark Harbour Master Sailing Challenge | 22nd Jun 2021
Spent 2 nights here having booked on the club website - all very efficient. 1 x visitor pontoon berth inside the large dock. The lock gates are normally kept open 24/7 however if a large ship is berthed inside the lock, they Forth Ports (not the sailing club) will close the gate apart from about 1 hour each side of HW.
No electrics but water hose which reaches the visitor berth. Loos and (apart from Covid times) showers.
15 min walk to shops. Not a great view but a very safe and deep harbour - one of very few in the Firth of Forth.
Mark Harbour Master Sailing Challenge.
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Initial Upload 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 28th Jun 2019
This harbour was added in June 2019
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