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Port Dandy

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Port Dandy on Copeland Island, one of the Copeland Islands group, is located in the Irish Sea off the northeast coast of Ireland. The island group is situated on the south side of the entrance to Belfast Lough, and Copeland Island is the largest island and closest to the mainland. Port Dandy is a very small inlet on the northwest side of the secluded island that provides a popular anchorage for a maximum of two or three boats.

Port Dandy on Copeland Island, one of the Copeland Islands group, is located in the Irish Sea off the northeast coast of Ireland. The island group is situated on the south side of the entrance to Belfast Lough, and Copeland Island is the largest island and closest to the mainland. Port Dandy is a very small inlet on the northwest side of the secluded island that provides a popular anchorage for a maximum of two or three boats.

The bay provides good anchorage in the north through east to southerly conditions, but is exposed to all conditions with a westerly quadrant and holding is not the best. Access is straightforward in daylight at any stage of the tide although a great measure of tidal planning will be required to operate in this area.
Please note

Any trip to the Copeland Islands will require good charts and careful navigation as the waters are shoal, encumbered with rocks and the channels between are swept by rapid tides. This is particularly true of Donaghadee Sound, where streams achieve 4.5 knots in places and great care plus tidal planning is necessary on approach and departure. In thick weather, the area should be avoided entirely.




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Last modified
July 18th 2018

Summary

A good location with straightforward access.

Facilities
None listed


Nature
No fees for anchoring or berthing in this locationRemote or quiet secluded locationAnchoring locationBeach or shoreline landing from a tender

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