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Coney Island

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Located in Co. Cork on Ireland’s southwest coast, the tiny Coney Island is situated at the head of Long Island Bay in between Long Island and the mainland. It offers an anchorage off a secluded island in Long Island Channel.

Set within an enclosed channel the anchorage offers good protection from all but very strong easterly or south-easterly winds. Approaches to the general area are straightforward with the east end approach being marked and lit.



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Keyfacts for Coney Island
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 tenderJetty or a structure to assist landingQuick and easy access from open waterScenic location or scenic location in the immediate vicinity

Considerations
None listed

Protected sectors

Current wind over the protected quadrants
Minimum depth
3 metres (9.84 feet).

Approaches
4 stars: Straightforward; when unaffected by weather from difficult quadrants or tidal consideration, no overly complex dangers.
Shelter
4 stars: Good; assured night's sleep except from specific quarters.



Last modified
May 9th 2018

Summary

A good location with straightforward 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 tenderJetty or a structure to assist landingQuick and easy access from open waterScenic location or scenic location in the immediate vicinity

Considerations
None listed



Position and approaches
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Haven position

51° 30.125' N, 009° 34.097' W

Just east of the island in about 3 metres of water.

What is the initial fix?

The following Schull initial fix will set up a final approach:
51° 29.947' N, 009° 31.682' W
This is 300 metres west of the Amelia Rock Marker and on the harbour’s 346° T in-line leading through the entrance. The anchoring area in Schull Harbour is a mile and a half from here.


What are the key points of the approach?

Offshore details are available in southwestern Ireland’s Coastal Overview for Cork Harbour to Mizen Head Route location.


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Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Below are the ten nearest havens to Coney Island for your convenience.
Ten nearest havens by straight line charted distance and bearing:
  1. Colla Harbour - 0.2 miles NE
  2. Long Island - 0.3 miles E
  3. Croagh Bay (Long Island Sound) - 0.3 miles W
  4. Schull Harbour (Skull) - 1 miles NE
  5. Castle Island (South Side) - 1.6 miles E
  6. Castle Island (North Side) - 1.6 miles ENE
  7. Trawnwaud (Castle Island Sound) - 1.8 miles ENE
  8. Toormore Cove - 1.9 miles WNW
  9. Carrigmore Bay - 2.1 miles W
  10. White Strand - 2.1 miles ESE
These havens are ordered by straight line charted distance and bearing, and can be reordered by compass direction or coastal sequence:
  1. Castle Island (North Side) - 1.6 miles ENE
  2. Trawnwaud (Castle Island Sound) - 1.8 miles ENE
  3. Toormore Cove - 1.9 miles WNW
  4. Carrigmore Bay - 2.1 miles W
  5. White Strand - 2.1 miles ESE
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How to get in?


Vessels approaching this Haven may use the Long Island Click to view haven general approach directions as the anchorage is situated less than half a mile west by northwest from Long Island pier on the east side of the mouth of Croagh Bay and Coney Island.



Vessels approaching from the west should be careful not to cut the southern corner of the island as a foul drying area extends 80 metres to the south of Coney Island. The area between the north side of the island and the mainland is very shallow with a large part of it drying from the islands side at low water.

Haven location Anchor according to draft to the east of the island where excellent mud holding is to be had. Land by dinghy on the islet’s northeast beach or at the small western pier where an enclosed beach will be found. A well-worn path leads up from the pier to the islands only house that is privately owned and let out for holidays.




Why visit here?
The very small twelve metres high Coney Island is a tiny ungrazed and privately owned island. A single holiday home is set in the middle of the island where visitors can enjoy it's three tiny beaches.

Coney Island offers complete rural seclusion in beautiful Cork scenery. The Fastnet Rock lighthouse is in full view from here, yet a vessel is well protected from the open Atlantic Ocean and is very close to Schull Harbour. It is one of the many anchorages that lie in and around Long Island Channel and would, along with Croagh Bay, be the preferred Long Island Channel option in strong westerlies.


What facilities are available?
There are no facilities at this remote anchorage.


Any security concerns?
Never an issue known to have occurred to vessel anchored in Long Island Channel.


With thanks to:
Burke Corbett, Gusserane, New Ross, Co. Wexford. Photography with thanks to Burke Corbett and Emma Cooney.


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