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Trawnwaud (Castle Island Sound)

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Located on Ireland’s southwest coast in Co. Cork, Trawnwaud is situated at the head of Long Island Bay approximately a mile and a half to the northeast of the entrance to Schull Harbour. It offers an anchorage off a tiny south-facing cove that has a quay at its head.

Set within an enclosed channel, and well sheltered by Castle Island that is situated to the south, the anchorage offers good protection from all but very strong westerly or north-easterly winds. Approaches to the general area are straightforward with the western end approach being marked and lit.



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Keyfacts for Trawnwaud (Castle Island Sound)
Facilities
Slipway availableMarked or notable walks in the vicinity of this location


Nature
No fees for anchoring or berthing in this locationRemote or quiet secluded locationAnchoring locationJetty 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
Slipway availableMarked or notable walks in the vicinity of this location


Nature
No fees for anchoring or berthing in this locationRemote or quiet secluded locationAnchoring locationJetty 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° 31.211' N, 009° 29.778' W

Just south of the jetty immediately southeast of the local boat mooring area.

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 Trawnwaud (Castle Island Sound) for your convenience.
Ten nearest havens by straight line charted distance and bearing:
  1. Castle Island (North Side) - 0.3 miles SSW
  2. Castle Island (South Side) - 0.5 miles S
  3. Horse Island - 0.5 miles ESE
  4. Rossbrin Cove - 0.6 miles ENE
  5. Schull Harbour (Skull) - 1.1 miles W
  6. White Strand - 1.4 miles SSE
  7. Colla Harbour - 1.6 miles WSW
  8. Long Island - 1.6 miles WSW
  9. Rincolisky Harbour - 1.8 miles ESE
  10. Coney Island - 1.8 miles WSW
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) - 0.3 miles SSW
  2. Castle Island (South Side) - 0.5 miles S
  3. Horse Island - 0.5 miles ESE
  4. Rossbrin Cove - 0.6 miles ENE
  5. Schull Harbour (Skull) - 1.1 miles W
  6. White Strand - 1.4 miles SSE
  7. Colla Harbour - 1.6 miles WSW
  8. Long Island - 1.6 miles WSW
  9. Rincolisky Harbour - 1.8 miles ESE
  10. Coney Island - 1.8 miles WSW
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How to get in?
Vessels approaching this Haven may use the Rossbrin Cove Click to view haven general approach directions as the anchorage is a mile west by southwest of Rossbrin and immediately north of its approach path. The conspicuous Derreennatra manor house on the north shore makes it clear that the small cove, located 300 metres to the northeast, is being approached.



Haven location Anchor according to draft off the cove and land alongside the small quay at the head of the cove.


Why visit here?
From a sailing perspective, the little cove offers a quiet and isolated berth set within some beautiful scenery. Yet it has quick and easy access to Schull which is just 15 minutes away by boat or a 30-minute stroll from the coves' small quay.

This makes it a good nighttime alternative to Schull Harbour. Here a vessel can benefit from access to the seasonal buzz and pace of the holiday town, but without the disturbance of vessels entering and exiting during the night, and to awake in the morning at a beautiful place.


What facilities are available?
There are no facilities at this remote anchorage apart from the small pier at which to land at high water.


Any security concerns?
Never an issue known to have occurred to vessel anchored off Trawnwaud.


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


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