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Ross Port is a small creek in the north part of Broadhaven Bay, on the northwest coast of Ireland. It offers an anchorage with good shelter from the winds but the tides run very strongly here.

Ross Port is a small creek in the north part of Broadhaven Bay, on the northwest coast of Ireland. It offers an anchorage with good shelter from the winds but the tides run very strongly here.
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There is a sand bar across the entrance which can only be entered when the weather is calm and there is little swell.




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About Ross Port

Broad Haven Bay off which Ross Port is a small branch on its eastern shore, is a natural bay of the North Atlantic Ocean, and its opening which is about 6 miles wide faces north stretching between Erris Head on the west side and Kid Island on the east. The bay is a large inlet up to 1 mile wide in parts and 5 miles long leading to its head at the town of Belmullet. On the approach to Broad Haven Bay consideration should be given to an exposed rock called Monastery Rock on the west side of the entrance, and Slugga Rock on the east side. The first 1.5 miles of the inlet is clean except near to the shores, but further in the navigable channel lies between extensive shallows.

Ross Port is an ideal spot as a temporary location for some peace and solitude with complete shelter in most weather conditions, notwithstanding the difficulty in entering and leaving over the bar, and the possibility of strong tidal streams.

There are no facilities at Ross Port except for a small shop and post office at the small hamlet of Carrowteige, Irish : Ceathru Thaidhg, about 1 mile away.

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Coastal clockwise:
Portacloy Bay - 1.9 miles NNE
Porturlin Bay - 2.5 miles ENE
Belderg Harbour - 5.6 miles E
Kilcummin - 13 miles E
Killala Bay - 13.2 miles E
Coastal anti-clockwise:
Broadhaven Bay - 2.2 miles SW
Frenchport (Portnafrankagh) - 6.2 miles WSW
Inishkea Island South - 10.5 miles SW
Blacksod Bay - 8.8 miles SW
Keem Bay - 14.5 miles SW





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