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Ayr Harbour

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Harbour 55:28'N 004:38'W


Admiralty 1866

Rules & Regulations

Commercial Port, Shipping has priority


St Nicholas Rocks just SW of the Entrance, see text. Not viable in strong onshore conditions.

Tidal Data Times & Range

+0050 Dover, MHWS 3.0m, MHWN 2.6m, MLWN 1.1m, MLWS 0.5m

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General Description

Harbour Master  VHF #14 or tel 01292 281687
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Approach to this harbour is best made from a long distance off.... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Upon entering the harbour between the North breakwater and the South pier, the main River should be followed. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 26th Jul 2022
No changes
Update Early Summer 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 17th Jun 2021
No Changes
Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 1st May 2019
As far as we can tell this harbour is still inhospitable to cruising yachties
Written by Don Thomson | 5th Apr 2017
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2017. As far as we can tell the Yacht Club moorings are still not open to visitors.
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James Logan
Written by magpiedave | 27th Mar 2017
James Logan was a Master Mariner (Captain?) for many years at Ayr Harbour from about 1875 to 1900.

I was told there was a photo of him in Ayr Harbour

Anyone know where this photo might be?


Written by Rhori | 29th Jun 2016
do you need a licence to fish at Ayr harbor
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 17th Mar 2015
These notes were reviewed and altered by Don in March 2015. This harbour should no longer be considered as a "destination"; the yacht club are unwelcoming and say they have neither the space nor the facilities for visitors and the ABP advise against it on practical grounds.
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Visiting Ayr Harbour
Written by Jack sparrow | 21st Nov 2014
While AYCC pontoons are private there remains reasonable tidal docking against the Harbour wall just 50 metres short of the pontoons. Shore access is via inset steel ladders with amenities close by. Remember to check with the harbourmaster for any ship moments before entry. Stay within 30 metres of the North wall while sailing up also spring on to the steel ladders for more time ashore during the tidal rise and fall.
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Check before visiting
Written by Bryant | 15th Aug 2014
there is a change needed to the details of Ayr Harbour, the pontoons are no longer available for general use and the key can not be gotten from the Inn as stated. This was changed by the Ayr Yacht club some time ago after too many boats where getting damaged. We were in and where told all this 2 weeks ago locally.


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Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 11th Mar 2013
These notes were updated by Don T in March 2013. Note the change in the provision of pontoons here.
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