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Waterford & Suir Estuary

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Irish Tricolour


52° 06.5N 006° 58.5W This is 2nm WSW of Hook Head to avoid overfalls in extreme weather/tide conditions


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

Rules & Regulations

The Port of Waterford’s boundary extends 6.5 kms South of a line between Hook Head and Falskirt Rock.; There is a speed restriction of 6 knots up river from Passage East; Anchoring in the fairway is prohibited except in emergency; VHF reporting points at “Bad Weather” and “New Ross” for use by Port Control VHF14


None, but be aware of the extent of the Passage Spit and the Duncannon Spit

Tidal Data Times & Range

Waterford City Marina; HW Waterford is HW Cobh +0053; MHWS 4.5m MHWN 3.6m MLWN 3.6m MLWS 2.4m; Dunmore East HW Dunmore is HW Cobh + 0010; MHWS 4.2m MHWN 3.2m MLWN 1.4m MLWS 0.6m;

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General Description

Waterford Port Authority VHF 14 or tel no +353 (0)51 874907
Waterford City Marina    tel no +353  (0) 872384944 or +353 (0) 51 309900
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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The various options have been discussed above.  When the new pedestrian bridge has been built the Superintendent envisages that he will park masted vessels down stream of it to save the hassle of lifting the bridge.  He requests that skippers intending to visit contact him on one of the numbers above ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Fiona Balloch | 9th Jun 2023
There are no visitors' berths, as 2 of the pontoons have been shut due to bridge construction. This will probably continue til 2025. The remaining pontoons are for local boats only.
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Kilmore Quay- Waterford Harbour
Written by Fiona Balloch | 7th Jun 2023
I aimed to reach the Hook at LW and in the end got there 90 mins before LW. Kilmore quay HM said we'd left too late...

Got to the Hook, which marks the entrance to Waterford Harbour, 90 mins earlier than planned after sunny, calm gybe, with one reef, down the coast, filled with long, long sandy beaches and low-lying land.

Passed recommended anchorages (sandy beach of Dollar Bay at Broomhill Point, and Buttermilk Point opposite Cheek Point, with old wooden fishing boat wreck on mud).
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 14th Oct 2022
I reviewed these notes in October 2022. No changes were necessary, but we've talked to the HM at Waterford and he has explained the delay to their promised footbridge.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 16th Sep 2021
I reviewed these notes in September 2021. The new footbridge at Waterford (promised for so long) is about to be built so we have added it to the chartlet. Everything else remains the same
Update Summer 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 30th Jul 2019
These notes were reviewed in July 2019. The building of a pedestrian bridge at Waterford has been delayed for a "couple of months" so will not effect leisure operations this season. Prices remain the same and I've put up new Charts
Written by Don Thomson | 27th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. I've updated the charts but no other changes.
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 23rd Apr 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2015. We've updated the prices for Waterford itself. The anchorage mentioned by "yachtman" below could be North or South of the ferry across the Kings Channel to the castle. Thanks for the heads up about the depths; last surveyed in the 1990s.
2014 June
Written by yachtman | 9th Jul 2014
Waterford Marina is run by the town council. Mooring fee payable at the council office, a short walk away, who also arrange insertion of your mobile phone number into the gate entry system. Mooring inside the pontoon is more than adequate for 2 meter draft .

Lovely safe anch in kings channel above the wire ferry. depths after the ferry seemed lower than charted where i sampled them.
Update December 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 12th Dec 2013
These notes were reviewed on the 12th December 2013. Very little has changed apart from the Wifi at the City Marina. Prices have gone up a bit.
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