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57°35.75N 003°51.78W


AC 0223 Dunrobin Point to Buckie; AC 1462-3 Nairn Harbour; Imray C23 Fife Ness to Moray Firth (with harbour plan of Nairn); SC5617 Lossiemouth to Tarbat Ness; SC5617.18E Nairn Harbour

Rules & Regulations

5 kt speed limit in entrance channel


Shallow depths at harbour entrance

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Nairn is HW Dover + 0110 MHWS 4.3m MHWN 3.3m MLWN 1.6m MLWS 0.7m; Standard port is Invergordon and tides here are virtually the same give or take 5 mins.   (links)

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General Description

Contacts:  HM 01667 456008  mob 07851635088 (probably best) ... read more


A word of caution here; the UKHO chart of the close inshore waters here was last updated between 1958 and 1976 and has an overprinted label warning that depths "may be less than charted..."  and in this case you're not talking depths but drying heights!! ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The likely hood is that you will be given a berth on the hammer head dead opposite the marina entrance..... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Shore side amenities improved 2022
Written by campervan | 5th Apr 2022
Facilities improved 2022.
Cafe in harbour quite decent and a good restaurant in a new building on the west perimeter of the harbour. Remains a welcoming club and busy harbour. One of the most sheltered places towards inner Moray Firth (alternatives for visitors could be moorings in Cromarty or Fortrose/chanonry but both exposed to westerlies.) if I was looking for shore for a couple of days I would certainly give it consideration.
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Written by Don Thomson | 12th Apr 2018
There has been massive subsidence in the NW corner of the marina which may cause difficulties but it was a shallow part of the marina so should not influence visiting yachts. Prices have gone up.
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Harbour Dredging
Written by alec_munro | 14th Sep 2017
Nairn Harbour will be closed over the winter period 2017/18 when Highland Council contractors will be dredging the Harbour. The aim is to remove 1.5m of silt that has built up over the years. Access for keel boats is best attempted at HW +/- 1hr. On approach keep to the east wall in the River to the end of the piling then cross over to the Harbour entrance.
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Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 5th Apr 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2016. As far as we can tell there have been no improvements to the services here.
Written by Jules Marchant | 3rd Jan 2014
It's owned and run by Highland Council not Moray. Always a visitor berth available, usually on a pontoon. Harbour Master is just part time
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