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Clifden Boat Club

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Clifden Bay is set in the Connemara region of western Ireland and is located on the approaches to the areas principle town of Clifden, which may be easily visited from the anchorage by road or dinghy at high water. Clifden Sailing Club has a modern clubhouse overlooking the bay with a jetty provided for convenient landing.

Clifden Bay offers good shelter except perhaps from developed north-westerlies that would have considerable fetch. Access is straightforward in daylight at any stage of the tide.
Please note

There is extensive fish farming in this area, with fish cages and mussel lines, and caution is required to avoid these.




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Keyfacts for Clifden Boat Club
Facilities
Shop with basic provisions availableMini-supermarket or supermarket availableExtensive shopping available in the areaSlipway availableShore based toilet facilitiesShowers available in the vicinity or by arrangementHot food available in the localityPublic house or wine bar in the areaMarked or notable walks in the vicinity of this locationPleasant family beach in the areaMarine engineering services available in the areaBus service available in the area


Nature
No fees for anchoring or berthing in this locationAnchoring locationVisitors moorings available, or possibly by club arrangementBeach or shoreline landing from a tenderJetty or a structure to assist landingQuick and easy access from open waterSailing Club baseScenic 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.