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Listed locations follow the Antrim coastline in a clockwise direction. Their positions may be seen on a satellite image at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, if you're looking for shelter, facilities or a type of location within this county, try our find resources tool.

Portrush Harbour
A good location with straightforward access. 3 metres LWS. Portrush Harbour is situated on the north coast of Ireland approximately ten miles east of the entrance to Lough Foyle, on the west side of the Ramore Head promontory. It is a small harbour enclosed by two piers where it is possible to berth alongside a pontoon or to pick up moorings in the harbour area. get full information »

Portballintrae
A tolerable location with attentive navigation required for access. 3 metres LWS. Portballintrae is situated on Ireland’s north coast and is a small village at the head of a horseshoe-shaped bay at the southern end of Bushmills Bay. It offers an anchorage in the middle of the bay with the possibility of landing a tender at the shallow pier or a choice of slips. get full information »

Ballintoy Harbour
An exposed location with attentive navigation required for access. 2 metres LWS. Ballintoy harbour is situated on the north coast of Ireland approximately five miles west of Ballycastle and immediately east of Ballintoy Point. The small shallow harbour located at the western end of Sheep Sound offers the possibility to anchor in the outer harbour area or immediately outside the entrance. Small shallow draft vessels may come into the harbour and take a stern line to the shore. get full information »

Ballycastle
A completely protected location with safe access. 2 metres LWS. Ballycastle is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland about four miles to the west of Fair Head and tucked into the western corner of Ballycastle Bay. The small town and harbour offers a marina, alongside berths in the outer harbour, or in fair conditions the option to anchor outside the harbour in the bay. get full information »

Church Bay, Rathlin Island
A good location with safe access. 1 metres LWS. Church Bay is the main harbour of the small Rathlin Island situated five miles off the northeast corner of Ireland. The harbour offers a pontoon berth, the potential to come alongside its piers or to anchor inside or immediately outside its breakwaters. get full information »

Murlough Bay
An exposed location with straightforward access. 3 metres LWS. Murlough Bay is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland a mile and a half south of Fair Head and twenty-four miles north by west of Larne. Here vessels may obtain an anchorage out of the main tidal stream for a lunch stop or a tide-wait. get full information »

Torr Head
A stay-aboard location with straightforward access. 3 metres LWS. Torr Head is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland about three miles south of Fair Head and twenty-three miles north by west of Larne. Vessels may obtain an anchorage out of the main tidal stream here for a lunch stop or a tide-wait. get full information »

Cushendun
An exposed location with straightforward access. 3 metres LWS. Cushendun is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland about eight miles south of Fair Head and five miles to the north of Garron Point. Vessels may anchor off the small village at the mouth of the river which lies at the southern end of Cushendun Bay, and shallow vessels may cross the sandbar at high water to dry out inside the River Glendun. get full information »

Cushendall
A good location with straightforward access. 3 metres LWS. Cushendall is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland about twelve miles south of Fair Head and three and a half miles northwest of Garron Point. Vessels may anchor off to the south of the village towards Red Bay, or pick up a club mooring. get full information »

Red Bay Pier (Glenariff Pier)
A good location with straightforward access. 3 metres LWS. Red Bay is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland approximately thirteen miles south of Fair Head and three miles northwest of Garron Point. The expansive bay offers a range of anchoring opportunities in a stunning location. get full information »

Carnlough Bay and Harbour
A completely protected location with straightforward access. 1 metres LWS. Carnlough is located on the northeast coast of Ireland about sixteen miles south of Fair Head and three miles northwest of Park Head. The harbour situated at the north end of Carnlough Bay offers berths to visiting yachts, with the possibility of anchoring in the bay itself in favourable conditions. get full information »

Glenarm Bay and Harbour
A completely protected location with straightforward access. 2 metres LWS. Glenarm is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland about eighteen miles south of Fair Head and two miles northwest of Park Head. The harbour offers a small marina which has some moorings available for visitors, with the possibility of anchoring outside in the bay in favourable conditions. get full information »

Ballygalley Bay
A good location with straightforward access. 3 metres LWS. Ballygalley Bay is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland about twenty-two miles south of Fair Head and three miles to the north of Larne. The bay offers an anchorage out of the run of the currents and off a small holiday village. get full information »

Magheramorne Point, Larne Lough
A completely protected location with attentive navigation required for access. 2 metres LWS. Magheramorne is a small village, on the southeastern shore of Larne Lough, which is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland. Located approximately two miles from the Lough's entrance it provides a secluded anchorage alongside an old disused cement works that is home to a local sailing club. get full information »

Mill Bay, Larne Lough
A good location with attentive navigation required for access. 2 metres LWS. Mill Bay is a small village, on the eastern shore of Larne Lough, which is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland. Located about two miles within the lough it provides a secluded anchorage where a boat may anchor off a drying pier. get full information »

Ballydowan, Larne Lough
A good location with straightforward access. 2 metres LWS. Ballydowan is a small village, on the eastern shore of Larne Lough, which is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland. Located about a mile and a half within the lough it provides a secluded anchorage adjacent to a local mooring area. get full information »

Larne Harbour
A completely protected location with safe access. 4 metres LWS. Larne Harbour is a large commercial port situated on the northeast coast of Ireland and on the western side of the entrance to Larne Lough. The busy harbour area, adjacent to its large town, offers a range of mooring and anchoring opportunities. get full information »

Ferris Bay
A good location with straightforward access. 3 metres LWS. Ferris Bay is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland immediately east of the entrance to Larne Lough. It is an anchorage outside Larne Lough between the entrance and Islandmagee’s northern promontories. get full information »

Brown’s Bay
A good location with straightforward access. 3 metres LWS. Brown’s Bay is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland close east of the entrance to Larne Lough. The horseshoe-shaped bay is a popular anchorage outside Larne Lough between the northern promontories of Islandmagee peninsula. get full information »

Portmuck
A tolerable location with attentive navigation required for access. 3 metres LWS. Portmuck Harbour is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland to the east of Larne Lough and on the seaward side of the Islandmagee peninsula. Tucked into the peninsula, to the northwest end of the Isle of Muck, it offers a small harbour with an anchorage immediately offshore and the opportunity to dry out alongside its pier. get full information »

Whitehead
An exposed location with straightforward access. 3 metres LWS. Whitehead is a town on the northeast coast of Ireland, about two miles to the south of Black Head lighthouse, and on the northern shore of the entrance to Belfast Lough. It is a pretty seaside location where a vessel may anchor off, approximately midway between Carrickfergus and Larne Lough. get full information »

Carrickfergus Harbour & Marina
A completely protected location with safe access. 2 metres LWS. Carrickfergus Harbour is situated on the northeast coast of Ireland and on the northern shore of Belfast Lough. It offers a large scale full-service marina plus a harbour located in the centre of a principal town. get full information »

Greenisland
A good location with straightforward access. 3 metres LWS. Green Island is located on the northeast coast of Ireland, on the northern shores of Belfast Lough and approximately a mile and a half to the southwest of Carrickfergus Harbour. It provides an out-of-the-way anchorage location that could be an alternative to Carrickfergus harbour and marina. get full information »

Newtownabbey
A good location with straightforward access. 3 metres LWS. Newtownabbey is located on the northeast coast of Ireland, on the northern shores of Belfast Lough and approximately midway between Carrickfergus and Belfast. This used to be the home of the ‘Newtownabbey Boat Club' and it offers an anchorage adjacent to the club mooring area off the coast. get full information »

Belfast Harbour
A completely protected location with safe access. 4 metres LWS. Belfast Harbour is located on the northeast coast of Ireland at the head of Belfast Lough and within the banks of the River Lagan. The harbour provides newly opened berthing facilities for leisure craft in the Abercorn Basin within the commercial harbour. This provides pontoon visitor berths just ten minutes’ walk away from the centre of Northern Ireland's capital city. get full information »




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