Your Ratings & Comments
Enjoyable stop - limited services
Written by Diggersailing | 26th Sep 2022
We stopped here on a delivery north mid-September 2022. We were still close to spring tides so the fall on the tide whilst alongside the wall was considerable. The climb and descent need consideration. The harbour staff were great, the shower and loo are basic and were clean. There was evidence of a pontoon and a place by the steps for it, but it appeared to have been removed. It would be good to have confirmation as that would be a considerable benefit. Yacht club was very friendly as we remembered it albeit quiet. Chinese takeaway and Co-op further up in the village. HM offered to drive us to next village/town for diesel but we pressed on in the morning.
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 13th Sep 2022
I reviewed these notes in September 2022. Price change but nothing else.
UPDATE SUMMER 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 9th Aug 2021
I reviewed these notes in August 2021. The HM here is also HM for Castletown and has been very helpful. Things have been improving over the years but like the other harbours on the IOM it plays second fiddle to the Douglas and Peel.
UPDATE SPRING 2018
Written by Don Thomson | 18th Apr 2018
They are re-organising the visitors' buoys here so there should be some improvement. Prices have been adjusted for 2018
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 14th Apr 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2016. In the comments below reference is made to "Albert Pier" - it's Alfred Pier. There is a Harbour Keeper and he's the same one that was here in the nineties (they made them all redundant and have recently taken them on again!) The prices have been updated and we have noted the lack of fuel.
Written by Taff | 4th Jul 2015
PSM now has a harbourmaster and substantial work is underway to renovate the Albert pier. Our ladder, at least, was firmly attached. Things are looking up!
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Current Issues at PSM
Written by Taff | 18th Jun 2014
The harbour master has retired and there are no plans, as far as I know, to replace him on a full time basis,
The climb up a ladder from a boat on to the Albert Pier can be about 12m at low water. The ladders are rusty and some are not fully attached to the wall. There is one tap at the closed harbour office, and one male (and one female) WC and shower. (All clean, if basic). There is no display of charges, and no honesty box. Diesel is not available.
Very long warps are needed, and it can be very uncomfortable against the wall in many wind conditions.
The commercial operators we encountered were friendly and helpful.
The town itself is pretty, but with many empty shops. The pub (The Albert) has good beers.
All a bit sad really.
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