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Isle of Whithorn Harbour

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

Latitude / Longitude: 54º 41' 54" / 04º 21' 48" W
Admiralty Charts: 1411, 1121, 1826, and 2094
Imray: C62
Berthing/Moorings: 220m / 85

Local Navigation Warning - issued Friday 18 November 2016

The red sector of the sectored light atop St Ninians Tower has been reported as dull. Vessels should exercise extra vigilance to ensure they stand well clear of the dangerous Screen Rocks when approaching the harbour.


Isle of Whithorn Harbour is second only to Kirkcudbright in terms of commercial fishing importance. Pleasure craft regularly moor in the harbour and Wigtown Bay Sailing Club are based here.

Tidal range and depth

Springs: 6.2metres maximum
Neaps: 3.3 metres maximum

The harbour is exposed to the south and southerly gales drive a swell into the beach north of the pier. There can be significant currents in the approach depending upon the tide in the Solway Firth.


Isle of Whithorn has a shop, post office, hotel, bowling green and church. Fuel is not available.

Apply for a berth/mooring


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