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Portavogie Harbour

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


54° 27.5N 005°24.7W


AC 2156 Strangford Lough & East Coast, SC5612.9A & B, Imray C62 Irish Sea

Rules & Regulations

Don’t obstruct the fishing boats


Plough Rocks to the South of the entrance channel and McCammon Rocks to the North

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Dover +0016 or Belfast +0005. MHWS 4.7m MHWN 3.9m MLWN 1.4m MLWS 0.6m==The bottleneck effect of the North Channel is beginning to lessen here; expect off shore streams to be in the region of 1.5 kts at Springs.   (links)

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General Description

Contacts: Portavogie HM  VHF #12, #14, #16 (Mon to Thur 0800 to 1630, Fri 0800 to 1530 & Sat 0800 to 1200)   tel 028 4277 1470.  The harbour master here is very helpful and can be contacted on
 07712 074609 ... read more


It is imperative that you contact the harbour authorities to ascertain.... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

You'll be entering on a South Westerly heading and should follow the Outer breakwater past the opening for the Outer Slip before turning hard to starboard into the middle basin and on down to the far corner to turn into the Inner Basin.  Probably a good idea to clear away for harbour before entering if you are short handed because the skipper will be quite busy finding his way around! ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Late night stop - no space
Written by Diggersailing | 26th Sep 2022
We arrived mid-week Sept 2021 in the dark after fighting wind and tide and needed a stop. It was initimidating going in, however we navigated into the inner harbour which isn't apparent to the naked eye. With the tide well out and a high range, it felt more like a maze. On reaching the inner harbour, there was no obvious space and all floating pontoon berths were utilised by fishing boats. We tied up alongside a smaller fishing boat and departed very early to catch the tide north. The pontoon gate required an access code, so we had to 'man' the gate whilst we got diesel from a convenient garage opposite the harbour.
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 18th Aug 2022
No changes. Normally, mid week they would have room for you
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 12th Jul 2021
No changes
Update Summer 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 24th Jun 2019
For some reason this harbour has kept below the horizon. It now has facilities for visiting yachts - if a little spread around. It's extremely cheap. The Inner Basin has a set of pontoons which have services on them. It's still very commercial - but you will find a welcome there now. There are no recent photos here but if you look at the Google link top right you'll get a good idea of the new facilities
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Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 10th Apr 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2015. No changes were made.
Update November 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 22nd Nov 2013
Updated November 2013 by Don Thomson. No changes were made
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