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Blacksod Pier

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Blacksod Pier lies on the northwest coast of Ireland, to the north of Achill Island and on the southeastern extremity of the Mullet Peninsula. It provides visitor moorings off the pier and an anchorage close north.

The anchorage provides good protection, even from westerly gales, and the various bays around the wider Blacksod Bay makes it possible to find complete protection from any wind direction. The bay may be safely approached at any time of the day, at any stage of the tide and in all reasonable conditions.
Please note

Bloacksod Bay is one of the finest bays on the west coast of Ireland and an excellent, safe haven to run for should bad weather be forecasted.




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Keyfacts for Blacksod Pier
Facilities
Water available via tapTop up fuel available in the area via jerry cansMini-supermarket or supermarket availableSlipway availableShore based toilet facilitiesShowers available in the vicinity or by arrangementHot food available in the localityPublic house or wine bar in the areaCashpoint or bank available in the areaPost Office in the areaDoctor or hospital in the areaPharmacy in the areaBus service available in the areaTourist Information office available


Nature
No fees for anchoring or berthing in this locationRemote or quiet secluded locationAnchoring locationVisitors moorings available, or possibly by club arrangementBeach or shoreline landing from a tenderJetty or a structure to assist landingQuick and easy access from open waterNavigation lights to support a night approachScenic location or scenic location in the immediate vicinitySet near a village or with a village in the immediate vicinity

Considerations
Note: fish farming activity in the vicinity of this location

Protected sectors

Current wind over the protected quadrants
Minimum depth
4 metres (13.12 feet).

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