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Eyemouth (Almanac stub)

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


55°52.8N 002°05.34W


AC 0160 St Abb’s Head to the Farne Islands; AC 1612-9 Eyemouth Harbour; Imray C24 Flamborough Head to Fife Ness (with harbour plan of Eyemouth); SC5615.8A Admiralty Folio Holy Island to St Abb,s Head; SC5615.8B Eyemouth Harbour

Rules & Regulations

Look out for a red flashing light or red flag on the promenade behind the harbour entrance; when this is showing it means it’s unsafe to enter either the bay or the harbour (if you haven’t already realised this yourself!). Do not use the fresh water supply to wash down your boat – they threaten a fine of £150 if you do.


Off shore rocks at Burnmouth 2 miles south of here. The Hurkars and Luff Hard Rock in the close approaches

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Eyemouth is same as HW Leith give or take five minutes and +0330 on Dover. MHWS 5.2m MHWN 4.1m MLWN 2.0m MLWS 0.9m; Tide link for Dunbar (Ed Note: virtually the same as Eyemouth which is Leith -5 to +7 and Dunbar is Leith -5 to + 3)   (links)

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General Description

Harbour Master  01890 752494, mob 07885 742505,  VHF 12 & 16
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Firstly, even in a moderate blow, do not think of trying to get in here in winds.... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Once in the harbour you will have two options; although there are now two pontoons, as a visitor you will end up on the Easterly pontoon on the port side as you come in.. (the westerly one is normally for local boats) ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update May 2024
Written by Trunte | 13th May 2024
Eyemouth is a nice welprotected harbour but the facillities did not work when we were there. No EL, water and only the men's room could be entered. And here only one toilet was in order.Showers only cold water.
That the facillities don't work have no effect on the harbour fee.
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Update June 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 23rd Jun 2022
I reviewed these notes and spoke to the HM at Eyemouth. They are still "very much" open to visiting craft on the East pontoon but would appreciate advanced warning of an intended stop over. The wind farm is as far as they can confined to the North basin of the harbour.. prices have increased and the showers cost 2 X 50p coins (ie £1,00)
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Update May 2022
Written by julianc | 2nd May 2022
The visitor's pontoon has the label taped over and is in heavy use by windfarm vessels. The harbour master will find space but there is quite a lot of rafting-up going on. Booking ahead is highly advisable.

The site of the old boat museum is being developed with 'pods' and the like. Phase 1 might be ready later this summer.

Prices have gone up. Flat fee is now £25 and showers are now £2.50. If we had showered that would have beein £30 a night for a 7m boat. Can anyone find anything this expensive outside the Solent and Poole Harbour?
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 20th May 2021
I reviewed these notes in May 2021. They have been working hard on the depths here so that the reports at the end of the last decade which were becoming very adverse may now well be history. Let us know what you find. There's a new pontoon on the West wall of the Inner Harbour. The northern deep water basin is now being reserved for off shore wind farm support. (so they will have to keep the entrance depth good!!)
New Harbour Master
Written by AndyF | 2nd Sep 2020
we visited in August 2020 and we were made most welcome by the new HM. Very friendly and helpful
Berwick is better
Written by CP | 30th May 2019
Called the Harbour master about visiting but it all seemed too much trouble. Berwick was more welcoming and has a new pontoon.
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Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 4th Apr 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in Spring 2016. I still haven't ventured this far South so this continues to be an almanac stub. Prices have changed for 2016
Not for the faint hearted.
Written by Barbados Billy | 25th Jun 2014
In fair conditions Eyemouth is a relatively easy entrance once you have negotiated the offshore reefs and 'Luff Hard' rock. Sort of gives you a clue don't you think. The way in leads between a pair of walls know as the 'Canyon' and then appears to open out but beware the submerged posts by the surge beach to starboard. The pontoons are further down past the fish dock and lifeboat to port.
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