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Kirkcudbright, Marina and River Dee

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Kirkcudbright Bay 54:46'N 004:04'W


Admiralty 1344

Rules & Regulations

Pleasure boats to use pontoon, not Town Quay. Some berths dry out


Approach up a twisting very shallow channel. Tidal streams up to 3.5 Kt.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW + 0030 Dover Kirkcudbright Bay MHWS 7.5m, MHWN 5.9m, MLWN 2.4m, MLWS 0.8m

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General Description

Contact Details:
Harbourmaster (Robbie Garside) VHF #12 & 16, Tel. No. 01557 331135  mobile 07709 479663
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Small craft mariners should be mindful of the cross tides when planning their approach. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Possible anchorages in the approach area are best seen by reference to the chart. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 4th Aug 2022
I reviewed these notes in August 2022. No changes apart from the addition of an image of the Lifeboat Station in the gallery and a correction to the typo in the Marina prices.
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 1st Jul 2021
I reviewed these notes in July 2021. Prices have changed. The light on the Lifeboat Station has been reduced in visibility to 2M (Solar panel cannot keep it charged for the greater distance listed) Please contact the HM on his mobile to advise of intended visit.
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Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 16th May 2019
These notes were reviewed in May 2019. There were two warnings of shoal waters close to the buoyed channel. Prices have changed since we last reported. New charts have been uploaded.
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Written by Don Thomson | 10th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. You'll notice on the UKHO charts that there seems to be no shore access to the pontoon; this is incorrect. They've put their harbour dues up but it is still quite a cheap place to pull up to for the night
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Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 10th Apr 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2015. There have been no significant changes
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 1st Mar 2013
These notes were updated on the 1st March 2013. No major changes; I've updated the prices with the 2012 prices as they don't work out the new ones until sometime in April.
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