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Marina fees, facilities and canoeists
Written by Fiona Balloch | 13th Jul 2023
Had to do a couple of 360s to let a long caterpillar of rib-accompanied canoeists enter the marina in front of us. Some of them then canoeed around the marina. They don't seem to give way to anyone!
Marina is very well sheltered and staff came down to take our lines. It's expensive (5 euro per meter (!), excluding electric). No WiFi and one of the only 3 showers doesn't lock.
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UPDATE OCTOBER 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 11th Oct 2022
I reviewed these notes in October 2022. Firstly many thanks to Charlie Bravo for his comments below. and I can commiserate with him on finding his berth. In our defence there are two chartlets of the harbour on this site and one on the harbour's website - there's also one on Navionics but that is out of date (quelle surprise!!) They have fitted out a fuel berth but can't legally use it yet - should be ok soon (2022)
Better than many on the east coast
Written by Charlie Bravo | 4th Aug 2022
Easy entry, into a small town bay behind huge sea armour walls , with beach, once you spot the entrance, and many activities going on, dinghy’s , canoeing etc, sharp turn starboard into a modern marina with good pontoons.
Description as to where our berth actually was , wasn’t great, unsure to turn port or starboard, hovered for a bit, then reasoned it must be starboard as port looked like a dead end.
Our berth was partly obscured by a boat with dinghy on the back, plus the pontoon numbers are very small, so by the time we had spotted the berth we had already overshot it by a few feet. Decided to reverse out and have another go, wind from the side had us drifting to boats on the opposite pontoon, one of which was a large very new Lagoon Catamaran making the available space smaller ….. and a very expensive thing to hit.
We missed it, the owners popped out with a fender just in case.
Second run in, with knowledge of where we were headed, all went ok and the Cat owner helped with our lines.
After our 13 hour crossing and a cocked up attempt at mooring, stress levels were sky high, sat with a beer then went for a shower.
Facilities were ok but 4 showers total, ( one for disabled) each in its own little room, with sink and toilet, my first shower was freezing cold and the door handle came away in my hand …. Needs a little work, more little rooms being built I hope.
Noticed a fuel berth, but it’s not well advertised , perhaps it’s new ,awaiting the grand opening.
Overall it is a good place, a few bars and cafe all in a short stroll away , it has a modern city vibe about it, tinterweb water and power (power is extra) the little town is full of nice smelling people all walking , running, playing with dinghy’s, walking dogs…… but no dog poo anywhere, it’s all very clean.
Local youths leap off the harbour walls into the marina, about a 15-20 foot drop, for evening entertainment.
We spent just two nights here, and more was not an option due to round Ireland boat race that week.
We would return, booking ahead although not essential is probably advised.
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UPDATE SUMMER 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 7th Sep 2021
I reviewed these notes in September 2021. Fuel is still high on their wish list and advancing slowly. There are now port and starboard lights on the entrance to the marina as well as the harbour. They have plans for a sector light and turning mark for the marina in the outer harbour. Prices have been held
Update Summer 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 22nd Jul 2019
These notes were reviewed in July 2019. The development of facilities for the marina is all but finished though they still need a fuel supply. For the next couple of years the area around the marina will be a building yard as new apartment blocks are being built so expect dust and noise until that phase is complete.
UPDATE APRIL 2017
Written by Don Thomson | 24th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. They have laid the foundations for the new amenities building but no forecast on when they will be opened. The Sailing Club has its new building and that is open for business. This place is proving popular.
Written by Captain Guy | 28th Jun 2016
I was here in early June 2016. There are 3 prefab units with shower, toilet sink - all very nice but only three so expect to queue for whatever you need to do! Building Work has started (on the Sailing Club premises?) but currently only just "breaking ground" so it's a long way off.
Written by dononshytalk | 23rd Apr 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2015. They are increasing the number of berths this year and we understand that the Sailing Club is building a new clubhouse to be finished in 2016.
Written by Mikemedcalf15 | 13th Apr 2015
Excellent Marina with good facilities and a great town to visit - well recommended