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55°12.40N, 006° 14.10W


AC 2798-0 (Lough Foyle to Scanda Island), AC 2494-3 (Ballycastle), SC 5612 (Carlingford Lough to Loch Foyle), Imray C64 (North Channel)

Rules & Regulations

Skippers must contact the harbour on VHF channel 80 before entering


Extreme currents, overfalls etc. See Approach section

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Dover -0450 Springs and Dover -0200 Neaps; MHWS 1.2m MHWN 0.9m MLWN 0.9m MLWS 0.3m; The tidal stream outside the harbour runs West from 3hrs before HW Dover to 2hrs after   (links)

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General Description

Harbour Master    VHF Channel 80,  tel  028 2076 8525 mob 07803 505084
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There is a large rock (more an islet) off Kinbane Head two miles up the coast......
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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The Pontoons can take boats up to 13 metres but is fairly tight.... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update July 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 6th Sep 2022
These notes were reviewed in July 2022. The Kintyre Express ferry was not operating then but it is believed to be back up and running now (August 22) - phone them to confirm.
Update Early Summer 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 17th Jun 2021
I reviewed these notes in June 2021. Only change is to prices. Whilst Covid restrictions are on there are restrictions on how to obtain ferry tickets to Rathlin.
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Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 1st May 2019
These notes were reviewed in May 2019. Pricing has been re-organised and is now by the metre. Be aware of a Maritime Festival being held here weekend commencing 24th May 2019. I've given more information on the booking of tickets to Rathlin Island and new charts have been uploaded
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Written by Don Thomson | 4th Apr 2017
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2017. I've changed the prices a bit but very little else has changed
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Written by BERT T | 24th Sep 2016
The mobile number listed is incorrect. It should be 07803505084.

By Don, Thanks, fixed
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Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 10th Apr 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2015. We have made no changes but we have been unable to update the pricing situation.
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Decent Marina & town
Written by Miura | 21st Mar 2012
I have visited several times. Sean Morton, the harbourmaster, has been very helpful. The approach is easy shelter on the pontoons within the harbour is excellent. Water, electricity & fuel are all available. Ballycastle has a certain charm and there are a couple of good restaurants & pubs. We ate well in the Cellars in the middle of the town. There are reasonable public transport links from the town and you could leave a boat here safely if you had to. I will continue to be a regular visitor.
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Ballycastle - a pleasant experience
Written by belforge | 14th Dec 2011
Easy to find and enter; very welcoming and well run. Not expensive, washing machines and showers included. So far I've been ther twice, next summer is a certainty!
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