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Donaghadee Harbour & Copelands Marina

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AC 1753 Donaghadee Sound, AC 2198 North Channel South Part SC 5612 Donaghadee Sound , Imray C62 East Coast Ireland -West Coast England

Rules & Regulations

None Known


Both the Harbour & Marina lie within Donaghadee Sound which has strong tidal streams and eddies plus numerous rocks. Use of large scale chart strongly recommended.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW is Dover +0025 MHWS 4.0m MHWN 3.4m MLWN 1.1m MLWS 0.5m Also see Approach and More Info

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General Description

Contacts: Donaghadee HM     VHF #16 #68  tel  02891 882377, mobile 07718579105 
Copelands Marina  VHF #16,#11, #80   tel  02891 882184 mob 07811230215
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Donaghadee Sound has its own tidal streams which do not conform...... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The Harbour has an alongside berth just inside the entrance on the South Wall. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 29th Jul 2022
I reviewed these notes in July 2022. I had a chat with the Marina owner and he's not changed his operation apart from the fact that it seems that he's become more successful and his berths are normally full. If he's got room you're more than welcome. There won't be fuel here in the near future and a shower is still on his wish list.
Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 15th May 2019
These notes were reviewed in May 2019. Quinton is still charging "about £15 a night" and is still trying to get funding for a shower block. Otherwise all the same but the harbour hopes to have diesel later in the summer.
June 2018
Written by Laura Moncur | 26th Jun 2018
As of 26/6/2018 No fuel facility at either the Harbour or the Marina. All the rest of the notes correct. Was piloted into the marina by Quinton, Very helpful.

Thanks for this - have edited the main text
Written by Don Thomson | 5th May 2017
I chatted to the owner, Quinton Nelson, and much remains the same; it's very informal and he welcomes visitors.
Cracking little place
Written by Raymondmcmaster | 31st May 2016
We had a great weekend down in the marina before getting lifted out washed down and antifouled.

The most friendly marina I have ever been in.

Back in the water today and a bit of a rough sail back up to Carrickfergus but I will definitely go back.

Obviously getting in and out takes planning especially with a 1.8m draft but worth it.

I hope Quinton gets to complete the plans he has for the place and recommend it to anyone either for a visit or for repairs and maintenance.

Copelands marina
Written by Quinton | 13th May 2016
As the new owners of Copelands marina, Donaghadee, we welcome visiting boats over the summer period.
Subject to limited space .
Tidal restrictions for access, half tide shows 3 ft on the sill
Pilotage service available to visitors., just call ahead and we will pick you up at the harbour or outside the marina. 02891882184 office or 07811230215, Quinton, manager.
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Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 20th Mar 2015
These notes were reviewed and updated by Don in March 2015. Believe it or not the marina prices haven't been changed from the 2011 rates!!
Update November 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 12th Nov 2013
These notes were reviewed on the 12th November 2013. There no known changes and Copelands has confirmed their price for visiting boats.
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