There are a few dangers at the mouth of the bay requiring attentive navigation.
Keyfacts for Mannin Bay
SummaryAn exposed location with attentive navigation required for access.
Position and approaches
Haven position53° 27.313' N, 010° 7.288' W
this is the position at the anchorage just inside Knock Point.
What is the initial fix?
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- Bunowen Bay - 3 nautical miles S
- Clifden Boat Club - 3 nautical miles NE
- Clifden - 3.7 nautical miles ENE
- Cleggan Bay - 6.2 nautical miles N
- Fahy Bay - 7.3 nautical miles NNE
- Gorteen Bay - 7.7 nautical miles SE
- Roundstone Bay - 8.1 nautical miles ESE
- Ballynakill Harbour - 8.6 nautical miles NE
- Bofin Harbour - 9.9 nautical miles NNW
- Bertraghboy Bay - 10.7 nautical miles ESE
How to get in?The 'Slyne Head to Erris Head' coastal description provides approach information to the suggested initial fix. Vessels approaching from the south should select the northbound sequenced description; vessels approaching from the north should select the southbound sequence; western approaches may use either description.
The best anchorage for a short stay with an easy access is close inside Knock Point in depths of 4 to 5 metres which gives moderate shelter to winds west to northwest. This is a very beautiful spot to anchor but be aware that there is likely to be fish farms in the area. A further anchorage is available in the middle of the small pool in Mannin Creek which gives slightly better shelter though the access requires attentive navigation.
There are no facilities or landing places in Mannin Bay, but in the neighbouring Clifden Bay to the north there is ample opportunity for re-stocking of provisions or for a meal and a drink off the boat or for some entertainment for all the family.
What facilities are available?There are no facilities at this location, the nearest place for provisions is at Clifden approx. 4 miles away.
With thanks to:inyourfootsteps.com site research
The following video presents a scenic view of the bay.
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