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Portkill

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Portkill is a small isolated bay on the north coast of Ireland situated about a half-mile to the west of Inishowen Head. Set in a beautiful secluded setting the bay offers boats an anchorage, with the possibility of landing on the beach in offshore winds.

Portkill is a small isolated bay on the north coast of Ireland situated about a half-mile to the west of Inishowen Head. Set in a beautiful secluded setting the bay offers boats an anchorage, with the possibility of landing on the beach in offshore winds.

Portkill is an exposed anchorage with shelter and protection from west to south. It is not recommended for an overnight stop which can sometimes be uncomfortable. The bay, although available at all states of the tide, requires attentive navigation for access and keen eyeball navigation to pass in through fringing rocky outcrops.



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Last modified
February 19th 2020

Summary

An exposed location with attentive navigation required for access.

Facilities
Pleasant family beach in the area


Nature
No fees for anchoring or berthing in this locationRemote or quiet secluded locationAnchoring locationBeach or shoreline landing from a tenderQuick and easy access from open waterScenic location or scenic location in the immediate vicinityHistoric, geographic or culturally significant location; or in the immediate vicinity

Considerations
Note: strong tides or currents in the area that require consideration



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