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Port William Harbour

The harbour lies on the west 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 16' 18" N / 04º 34' 18" W
Admiralty Charts: 1411, 1121, 1826, and 2094
Imray: C62
Berthing/Moorings: 180/7

Local navigation warning - issued Friday 18 November 2016

Vessels should be aware that winter storms can result in a build up of a gravel bank in the mouth of the harbour with reduced depths of approximately 1m from those published. Vessels must exercise extra care when entering or leaving harbour until dredging operations have been carried out.


Port William Harbour is used by a few small local fishing boats and pleasure craft

The harbour is protected from north-westerly winds.

Tidal range and depth

  • Springs: 5.7 metres maximum
  • Neaps: 3.1 metres maximum

The pier is only accessible to vessels drawing more than one meter for two hours either side of high water. In north-westerly gales vessels are affected by swell for about two hours either side of high water.


The harbour offers standard facilities including bollards, wooden fenders, access ladders, water and electricity points. The town of Port William has shops, a hotel, public house and fuel garage.

Apply for a berth/mooring


Call 07771678824

Page last updated: 14/03/2018
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