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Garlieston Harbour

The harbour lies on the east coast of the Machars peninsula and is supervised by a part time Harbour Master, there is no active management of vessel movements.

Latitude / Longitude: 54º 47' 21" N / 04º 21' 45" W
Admiralty Charts: 1411, 1121, 1826 & 2094
Imray: C62
Berthing/Moorings: 200M/29

Notice to mariners - issued Friday 18 November 2016

Rebuilding work is still being carried out to the harbour wall visitor berths. Landing and berthing is severely restricted so it is advised to use other ports until told otherwise.


Garlieston Harbour is the base for a few small fishing vessels with several pleasure craft also mooring in the harbour area. Occasionally small coasters visit the harbour and the historic vessels Waverley and Balmoral have previously operated excursions to the Isle of Man. The Harbour is on the west side of Garlieston quays and is protected from southerly sea winds.

Tidal range and depth

Springs: 3.8 - 6.1 metres
Neaps: 1.8 - 3.3 metres

All berths dry out at low water but flows can be significant across the entrance depending on the tide in the Solway Firth.


Standard facilities are provided at the harbour and include Bollards, wooden fenders, access Ladders, water and electricity points.  The harbour is located next to the town of Garlieston which has shops, a café in summer and a public house. Fuel is available from a nearby garage

Apply for a berth/mooring


  • Call 07771 678824
Page last updated: 20/03/2018
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