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Annalong Harbour

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Flag, Red Ensign


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AC 44 Howth Point to Ballyquintin Point, SC 5612.3A Carlingford Lough to Ardglass, Imray C62 Irish Sea.

Rules & Regulations

3 vertical red lights on pierhead indicates that the inner harbour is closed.


Rocky shoal extending half a cable to ESE from pierhead. There are no large scale charts of the harbour but a sketch chart, entirely unsuitable for navigation is included with these notes.

Tidal Data Times & Range

As Kilkeel, HW Belfast +0035, MHWS 4.7m MHWN 4.1m MLWN 1.5m MLWS 0.8m

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General Description

Contacts: Annalong HM: Mobile 02843768123 ... read more


The approach to the harbour is very simple; ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Most berthing options have been discussed above ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 21st Jul 2022
Still waiting for improvements
Update Early Summer 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 14th Jun 2021
I reviewed these notes in June 2021. There is no HM and there are no facilities for visiting yachtsmen. I have left the old details for the harbour in place in case they decide to improve the situation.
Update 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 25th Apr 2019
These notes were reviewed in April 2019. As far as we can ascertain the situation here is unchanged and the harbour is slowly going into decline due to lack of funds and interest.
Written by Don Thomson | 5th Apr 2017
These noted were reviewed by Don in April 2017. Unfortunately they haven't yet been able to fund new storm gates here and the harbour is "officially" close. About half a dozen visitors a year still drop in there and tie up for a tide but they have to be warned that the harbour is uninsured and they do so at their own risk.
Annalong Now Dries
Written by Taff | 4th Jul 2015
The hole where the pontoon used to be has now filled, and we were advised that the harbour now dries completely. It is very crowded with local fishing boats, and you would probably have to raft up if you can take the ground, which causes more problems. Pity!
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Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 10th Apr 2015
The situation at Annalong has not changed much; the surge gates are still awaiting repair, the pontoon has been removed and until such times as the local council gets its act together we would not recommend this harbour
Update October 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 31st Oct 2013
These notes were updated in October 2013 by Don Thomson. There is a major change in that in the Spring of 2013 the surge gates into the inner harbour collapsed and, as yet, the Council have not funded their repair or replacement. This means that in onshore conditions there can be considerable surge in the inner harbour. The Harbour's insurance is no longer valid and they are not charging harbour dues though we are told by the HM that boats are still using the harbour given these provisos.
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