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AC 2049 Old Head of Kinsale to Tuskar Rock, AC 1777 Port of Cork Lower Harbour and Approaches, AC1773 Upper Cork Harbour, S5622 and Imray C57 (inc 3 plans)

Rules & Regulations

Two basic rules. Speed restricted to 6 kts in various parts of the harbour and large vessels are restricted by draft to the marked navigation channels and should be given room. See the Port of Cork website (link below) for other guidance.


Cow Rock close SW of Roche’s Point. In strong Southerlies there’s quite a fetch into the harbour so where it narrows between Rams Head and Dogsnose Point against an ebb tide it can get quite rough.

Tidal Data Times & Range

Cobh is a Standard Port. MHWS 4.1m MHWN 3.2m MLWN 1.3m MLWS 0.4m   (links)

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General Description

Port Operations.....................  VHF12   tel no +353 (0) 21 481 1380   
Cork City Marina................................... tel no +353 (0) 21 427 3125
Royal Cork Yacht Club............VHF M  tel no +353 (0) 21 483 1023  
Crosshaven Boatyard Marina..VHF M tel no +353 (0) 21 483 1161  
Salve Marina........................................tel no +353 (0) 21 483 1145
East Ferry Marina................................tel no +353 (0) 21 481 3390
Cork Harbour Marina.......................tel no +353 (0) 21 484 1031 or (0) 873669009 (mob)
Cove Sailing Club............................tel no +353  (0) 873334038 (mob)
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The approach is straightforward and the white light house on Roche’s Point is visible for miles; ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

As has been said, space is at a premium here and it would be wise....... to contact your chosen marina before setting out to ascertain whether space is available. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 6th Oct 2022
No changes apart from prices all round
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 25th Aug 2021
I reviewed these notes in August 2021. The major change is that the Cove (Cobh) Sailing Club has now installed it's new marina and added a wave break to reduce the swell caused by passing ships. The marina at Monkstown is still trying to get permission to build shore facilities. The City of Cork Marina has changed hands and little is known about the new owners intentions. The well established marinas remain the same but prices have increased.
Update Summer 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 15th Jul 2019
These notes were reviewed in July 2019. The older established facilities in Owenboy River have not changed much, apart from their prices, but the newer establishments are running into problems with planning permissions; the Cobh (White Point) Marina being built by the Cove Sailing Club came to a grinding halt and is only this year regaining some sort of momentum. Across the other side the Cork Harbour Marina is still trying to get permission to build on the foreshore which is crippling their attractiveness.
Picked up bouy at Cobh
Written by Ningaloo | 11th Jul 2019
Further to my previous post, we passed Cobh on our way back from Cork City and picked up a mooring bouy off Whitepoint so we could go ashore. Tried anchoring but little room due to moorings and safety boat for the sailing school gave us permission to take a mooring.
The plans for a large marina have not proceeded however it does look likely that a pontoon will be in place by next season.
Nothing at Cobh, good stop in Cork City
Written by Ningaloo | 11th Jul 2019
No sign of any development at Whitepoint/Cobh, but the pontoon in the city is a very pleasant stopover (€20 + $5 for electric). We were lucky with the wind and managed to sail almost all the way up the river.
Written by Don Thomson | 20th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. Apart from an inevitable increase in price there is little change; apart, that is, from the Cork Harbour Marina which has completed its pontoons but still needs a lot of work on its shore side buildings.
Cobh Marina Update
Written by Bourke646 | 6th Jul 2015
Cobh Marina's installation has finally commenced after some delays. A landing pontoon has been installed with a gangway (not yet open) with the remaining pontoons due for installation August 2015.
Cobh Marina - Construction Imminent
Written by Bourke646 | 29th Oct 2014
Hi there,
Just to let you know that Cobh Marina seems to be about to get underway Mid-November 2014. for phase 1. This should include 30 permanent berths and summer visitor berths on the outer leg.
Phase 2 will be completed at a later stage and bring it up to 74 berths.

see the press release for more details:


Cobh will be under 10 minutes stroll away and the spot should be pretty spectacular. Added to this it will only be a 5 minute walk to the train station for Cork (trains hourly and take 25mins), 25minutes drive to the airport.
On the negative, there will be no shore facilities as such (Laundry etc), but the town has most services on offer.
(Laundry, Restaurants, Banks, Information). Not sure if there will be wifi, but Port of Cork is developing a voucher system with Seafi and is already up and running at Cobh Cruise Terminal ( contact http://www.seafi.eu/index.php/contact for info)
Update November 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 20th Nov 2013
These notes were updated by Don Thomson on the 20th November 2013. Prices have been updated to 2013 and some extra information about the services to be expected at the various marinas. The marina at Monkstown (Cork Harbour Marina - not be confused with Cork City Marina) has all the planning permissions for the shore-side facilities but a shortage of funds is delaying their completion.
My Fault
Written by Bryant | 16th Oct 2012
Oops ! My bad. I uploaded this one, sorted now. The other 39 ROI harbours already have this right about the courtsey flag.


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