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52° 47.7N 006° 08.00W


AC1787 Carnsore Point to Wicklow Head; AC0633 Arklow; SC5621-13B Arklow; Imray C61 St Georges Channel (Arklow harbour Plan)

Rules & Regulations

3knot speed limit in the harbour


Arklow Bank & Wind Farm 7nm off shore; Glassgorman Bank 5nm South (Note some of the depths round here hark back to early 20th Century); The ebb sets strongly SE across the harbour entrance pushing one towards the South Wall.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW is HW Dublin - 0230; MHWS 1.4m MHWN 1.2m MLWN 0.9m MLWS 0-6m   (links)

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General Description

Arklow HM   tel no +353 (0)40232466
Arklow Marina   tel no +353 (0)402 39901, mob +353 872375189 or +353 872588078
Arklow Sailing Club  VHF  #10 (when racing)  tel no (mob) +353 872509330
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We have been warned that there is a scattering of pot buoys (some submerged at HW) in the offing to this harbour so a good look out is advised and it would be risky approaching in the dark. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The main berthing area is in the marina or on its long pontoon on the north bank. The marina may put you on the pontoon in the fish dock but you will be well aware of the commercial nature of that area from the smell of rotten fish. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Cross swells
Written by absport | 30th Jun 2024
Entry to harbour ok but quite large swells/waves on the beam as you enter.
Berthed on long pontoon in the river, 1.6 metre draught - no problem
Facilities are good but a wee bit dirty
Good value food outlets close by in town
Visitor mooring
Written by NickW99 | 15th Oct 2023
Are the visitor rates based on length or a fixed rate per night?
Long pontoon
Written by Fiona Balloch | 2nd Jun 2023
35 euros a night for 32 footer.
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Long pontoon
Written by Fiona Balloch | 2nd Jun 2023
We were asked to go on the long pontoon just outside and after the marina entrance by the harbour master. The place we were told to go to, to raft up was too shallow (we draw 1.8.) and we went aground before we reached it. For boats drawing 1.8m best not to go beyond the pontoon exit ramp (about 1/3 of the way along the pontoon. This was 1 hr after LW. Quite swelly at the pontoon.
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 17th Aug 2021
I reviewed these notes in August 2021. Their prices remain the same and although not many visitors from the English side of the Irish Sea they are busy with local yachts that hitherto spent their time tied up!
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Update Summer 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 11th Jul 2019
These notes were reviewed in July 2019 (just after the entry below) We've changed the price structure and noted that the fish dock is now run by the same people as the Marina. The note about sea snail pots below puzzled us but they actually do fish for sea snails with them and export them to France. New charts have been uploaded.
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Visit en route to South Coast Cornwall July 2019
Written by Collenan | 9th Jul 2019
Niall was very helpful and met us on arrival, We berthed at the sea end of the long riverside pontoon as our draft was 2m on 13m boat. Fees as previously reports 30Euro first night with 20 on subsequent nights unchanged from last year. We asked about fuel and Niall took our drums, filled them and returned them to the boat. Other info on approach still appropriate. Lots of sea snail pots off the entrance and between Arklow and Wicklow Head cause need good lookout as they are often almost submerged in the tide. Not a good place to approach in the dark. Fees are cash only.
Long pontoon charges
Written by Mark Taylor | 14th Sep 2018
We were charged 30 Euros for the fist night and 20 for subsequent nights (June 2018). I think that this is a flat rate for any size of craft. Enjoyed the museum, but so quite that you will get a personal tour!
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Arklow Marina Ltd & Arklow Harbour
Written by Niall O Toole | 23rd Aug 2018
As from August 2018,Arklow Marina Ltd under licence from Arklow Harbour Board now operate the pontoon
in the South Dock,facilities are available at Arklow Marina (showers/toilets),electricity/water available on pontoon.
Overnight rate is €30- ,discount available for longer stay.
Any enquiries further info fm Niall O Toole 00353 87 2588078

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Written by Don Thomson | 20th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. Everything is the same
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