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Colla Harbour

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Located in Co. Cork on Ireland’s southwest coast, Colla Harbour is situated at the head of Long Island Bay to the north of Long Island and close west of the entrance to Schull Harbour. It offers an anchorage off a modern but drying pier in Long Island Channel.

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



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Keyfacts for Colla Harbour
Facilities
Water available via tapSlipway 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 waterNavigation lights to support a night approachScenic 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
5 stars: Safe access; all reasonable conditions.
Shelter
4 stars: Good; assured night's sleep except from specific quarters.



Last modified
May 9th 2018

Summary

A good location with safe access.

Facilities
Water available via tapSlipway 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 waterNavigation lights to support a night approachScenic location or scenic location in the immediate vicinity

Considerations
None listed



Position and approaches
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Haven position

51° 30.381' N, 009° 33.640' W

This is the position of Colla pier head set into a bight on the mainland shoreline.


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. Use the Long Island Click to view haven general approach directions.


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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 Colla Harbour for your convenience.
Ten nearest havens by straight line charted distance and bearing:
  1. Long Island - 0.2 miles SSE
  2. Coney Island - 0.2 miles SW
  3. Croagh Bay (Long Island Sound) - 0.5 miles WSW
  4. Schull Harbour (Skull) - 0.8 miles NNE
  5. Castle Island (South Side) - 1.4 miles E
  6. Castle Island (North Side) - 1.4 miles E
  7. Trawnwaud (Castle Island Sound) - 1.6 miles ENE
  8. White Strand - 2 miles ESE
  9. Toormore Cove - 2 miles W
  10. Horse Island - 2 miles ENE
These havens are ordered by straight line charted distance and bearing, and can be reordered by compass direction or coastal sequence:
  1. Long Island - 0.2 miles SSE
  2. Coney Island - 0.2 miles SW
  3. Croagh Bay (Long Island Sound) - 0.5 miles WSW
  4. Schull Harbour (Skull) - 0.8 miles NNE
  5. Castle Island (South Side) - 1.4 miles E
  6. Castle Island (North Side) - 1.4 miles E
  7. Trawnwaud (Castle Island Sound) - 1.6 miles ENE
  8. White Strand - 2 miles ESE
  9. Toormore Cove - 2 miles W
  10. Horse Island - 2 miles ENE
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How to get in?
Colla Pier
Image: Tom Vaughan


Colla Pier is a small shallow pier on the northern mainland side of Long Island Channel. Long Island Channel is located on the north side of Long Island, between it and the mainland. It is about 600 metres in width, with good holding ground plenty of water, and affords good shelter.




Convergance Point Vessels approaching Collla Pier may use the Long Island Click to view haven general approach directions as it is situated directly opposite Long Island pier on the mainland side of Long Island Channel.




Haven location Anchor according to draft off the bight where the small quay is situated. Beware of an underwater cable when anchoring. Land alongside the new quay.





Why visit here?
From a boating perspective, the berth off Colla pier provides a truly lovely Long Island Channel anchorage.

The location offers a quiet setting with beautiful scenery overlooking Colla Harbour's coastal backdrop to the north and Long Island to the south. The small harbour area is an ideal location to let kids loose to explore. It has a small beach, albeit stony, and the occasional pub and small local produce outlet in the hinterlands are within walking distance.



Yet it has quick and easy access to Schull which is just 15 minutes away, and unlike the adjacent Long Island anchorage, there is a convenient road. This makes it a very good alternative to Schull Harbour. From here a vessel can benefit from both road and boat access to the active holiday town but also escape all its disturbance in the night.


What facilities are available?
There is nothing here at this location except for the small quay and slipway.


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


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


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An aerial overview of Colla Pier and The Long Island Beacon



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