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East Ferry Marina

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East Ferry Marina is situated on the south coast of Ireland and deep within Cork’s extensive natural harbour, in Co. Cork. It is located within a river, on the east side of the harbour’s largest island called Great Island. The haven offers a remote marina in a beautiful wooded location with the busy town of Cobh a short taxi ride away.

East Ferry Marina is situated on the south coast of Ireland and deep within Cork’s extensive natural harbour, in Co. Cork. It is located within a river, on the east side of the harbour’s largest island called Great Island. The haven offers a remote marina in a beautiful wooded location with the busy town of Cobh a short taxi ride away.

Being both inside the harbour and up-river the marina offers complete protection from all conditions. Safe access is assured in all reasonable conditions by Cork Harbour, one of the most easily approached, well-marked and safest natural harbours in the world.
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The run up to the marina is about six miles from the entrance. Passage tides will be a prime consideration as they reach 3 kns at springs and the marina is best avoided on the ebb with a strong south-easterly. Although very well marked for night navigation, owing to Cobh’s lights and the vast amount of markers in the lower harbour area, first time visitors should prefer a day entry as it may prove challenging at night.




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This very useful aerial overview of Cork Harbour is highly recommended for first time visitors to familiarise themselves with Cork Harbour:







About East Ferry Marina

East Ferry derives its name from a public ferry that plied its trade across the East Passage. This took people from the mainland to Great Island, the largest of Cork Harbour’s three islands that are all now joined with road bridges. The service has long been discontinued, but its wooden pier on the mainland side can still be seen. It remains in good condition and is used by leisure and fishing vessels.

East Ferry Marina is the quietest and most remote of Cork Harbour’s six marinas. Despite being five miles from Cobh the marina is set in a largely wooded and rural area that has somehow remained practically untouched by development. The view from the marina is bounded on the island side by farmland to the west and north, and by Marlogue Woods to the south with the harbour estuary below it.
Looking east out across the Owenacurra River, to the mainland or Midleton shore, is the pretty Gurranekennefeake Protestant Church sitting at the foot of a wooded hill. All combine to make East Ferry a picture perfect haven of tranquil beauty. Set alongside this rural setting are key sailing comforts and modern facilities. For those who want more, the nearest town of Cobh is just 7 km away with all the resources to cater for its population of 10,000.

The adjacent Marlogue Woods, also spelled Marloag, is open to the public. The woodlands cover the south-eastern edge of Great Island and its gravel trails, with a stony beach at the bottom of the hill. This area of land was once owned by the Anglo-Norman family of Walters who held the area up until the late 1600s. They originally planted an orchard here which was subsequently replaced by the current forest of conifers and broadleaves in the late 1800s. The woods offer about an hour’s walk at an easy strolling pace around a loop circuit and it is recommended to all visitors. Red squirrel, now almost extinct in southern Britain, can be seen in abundance in the forest. It is possible to exit from the loop of the forest walk at the pebbled beach and continue along the south side of the island to Cobh. This arduous trek of about 5 km would not be for the faint hearted.

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Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Alternatively here are the ten nearest havens available in picture view:
Coastal clockwise:
Cuskinny - 1.3 miles WSW
Cobh - 2 miles WSW
Cork City Marina - 5.9 miles WNW
Glenbrook - 2.7 miles W
Cork Harbour Marina - 2.9 miles WSW
Coastal anti-clockwise:
Northeast of Great Island - 0.5 miles NNE
Aghada - 0.8 miles S
White Bay - 2.5 miles SSW
Ballycotton - 5.1 miles ESE
Knockadoon Harbour - 8 miles E

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This very useful aerial overview of Cork Harbour is highly recommended for first time visitors to familiarise themselves with Cork Harbour:








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