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Dunmore East

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AC 2049 Old Head of Kinsale to Tuskar Rock; AC 2046 Waterford Harbour & Dunmore East; SC5621; Imray C57 Tuskar Rock to Old Head of Kinsale (with Harbour Plans for Waterford and Dunmore East)

Rules & Regulations

Contact the HM before arrival. Maximum two nights stay. When rafting outside boats must secure fore & aft to shore. Do not obstruct the Ice Quay


There are overfalls where the ebb tide from the estuary meets the coastal tidal streams off Hook Head. In strong wind over tide conditions these can be considerable requiring a leisure yacht to give the Head a good 1nm offing. If coming from the East or SE it’s best to go well past the Head and turn into the Estuary when due South of Dunmore East

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW IS HW Dover -0530 or HW Cobh + 0010; MHWS 4.2m MHWN 3.2m MLWN 1.4m MLWS 0.6m

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General Description

Harbour Master VHF 14  tel no +353 (0)51 312359 
email [email protected]
Pontoon Superintendant           
+353 (0)873455623   ... read more


The approach is simple and without dangers apart from the overfalls at Hook Head. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

As has been said there is a pontoon on your port side as you swing south into towards the harbour entrance. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Pontoon prices
Written by Fiona Balloch | 12th Jun 2023
20 euro a night on pontoon for 9.8 m boat. Electric and showers are free.
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Written by Fiona Balloch | 10th Jun 2023
Easy entrance to pontoon and lots of room to turn when inside the harbour. However, you need strong fairleads, as the lines are snatchy at all points of tide. There was no wind when we were there. Helpful people on pontoon to take lines. We didn't have to raft.
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 11th Oct 2022
I reviewed these notes in October 2022. No major changes
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 6th Sep 2021
I reviewed these notes in September 2021. There has been a change of HM and the new one is Deidre Lane. I have supplied the Pontoon Superintendent's mobile in the contacts for enquiries out of hours. Note that fuel can only be obtained here in bulk; the nearest garage is a taxi drive away or cans in Waterford. They have a new pontoon for the pilot boat and cruise ship landings so our members note about being moved is no longer the case.
Visitor pontoon
Written by Deltaromeopapa | 17th Jul 2018
Be aware if there is a cruise ship in the bay the pontoon will be cleared of visiting yachts and will not be available until the ship departs, today after 1830. This apparently happens several times a week. Currently waiting at anchor to get onto the pontoon but must leave by 1200 tomorrow.
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Visit August 2017
Written by Mike_J | 18th Aug 2017
Rafted up on the pontoon. Electricity available at no additional charge after registering with Harry the harbour master. Rate is 2eu/metre. Harry very helpful and accommodating. Very nice new showers so no longer the need to walk round the harbour to the boat club.
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Written by Don Thomson | 24th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. The upgrading of the harbour to meet the needs of the cruising yachtie is now pretty well complete and our notes have been changed to cover that. I will also upload the 2017 charts
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Great welcome for yachts in Dunmore East, August 2016
Written by Prich | 8th Aug 2016
The new pontoon is up and running, and was full when we were there in our First 28 last week, but we got a berth outside a motor boat. We had to stay for a few days while we repaired an alternator, and we were well looked after. The toilets and showers are clean and accessed via a fob given to you when you register. Not sure if the shore power is connected yet, as we did not need it. The harbour master is Harry Mc Laughlin, and I want to thank him for his helpful and courteous assistance to us.

There are several nice restaurants and pubs, we dined at the Azzurri.
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Update October 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 1st Oct 2015
The dredging is now complete and it is expected that the harbour will be open to visiting yachts in the 2016 sailing season
Update 2015 Further
Written by dononshytalk | 16th Apr 2015
There are two new buoys in the approach to the harbour mouth, positions given in the text

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