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Listed locations follow the Clare 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.

Hog Island
A good location with safe access. 3 metres LWS. Hog Island is on west coast of Ireland off Co. Clare, situated five miles inside the entrance and on the north bank of the River Shannon. It is remote island off the small mainland coastal village of Cappagh which has a commercial pier. get full information »

Kilrush
A completely protected location with safe access. 2.5 metres LWS. Kilrush is on the west coast of Ireland in Co. Clare, situated five miles inside the entrance and on the north bank of the River Shannon. The market town stands at the head of a basin that is entered via an approach channel and a lock. Inside the basin, there is a marina that caters for visiting yachts plus a number of small quays fronting the busy market town get full information »

Carrigaholt Bay
A good location with straightforward access. 3 metres LWS. Carrigaholt Bay is on the west coast of Ireland in Co. Clare situated immediately inside the entrance and on the north bank of the River Shannon. It provides the first safe harbour for boats travelling up the river by anchoring off a quay with very good holding. get full information »

Kilbaha Bay
A good location with attentive navigation required for access. 4 metres LWS. Kilbaha is situated on the west coast of Ireland in Co. Clare, immediately east of Loop Head, and the northern extremity of the Shannon estuary. It offers an anchorage near the drying pier of a small village, where vessels that can take to the ground may come alongside provided space is available. get full information »

Ross Bay
An exposed location with attentive navigation required for access. 3 metres LWS. Ross Bay is situated on the west coast of Ireland in Co. Clare, immediately northwest of Loop Head and the northern extremity of the Shannon estuary. It offers an anchorage in offshore winds in an isolated but remarkably attractive setting. get full information »

Kilkee
A good location with careful navigation required for access. 3 metres LWS. Set within Moore Bay, Kilkee is situated on the west coast of Ireland in Co. Clare, thirteen miles northeast from Loop Head and the Shannon estuary, and twenty-two miles south of the Aran Islands. It offers a fair weather anchorage at the foot of the small resort town of Kilkee that stands at the head of a bay. get full information »

Doonbeg
A good location with attentive navigation required for access. 3 metres LWS. Doonbeg is situated on the west coast of Ireland in Co. Clare, about 20 miles northeast from Loop Head and the Shannon estuary, and eighteen miles south of the Aran Islands. It offers a fair weather anchorage near a remote fishing pier where shallow draft vessels may come alongside with the small town of Doonbeg about a mile inshore. get full information »

Mutton Island
A tolerable location with careful navigation required for access. 2.7 metres LWS. Mutton Island is situated on the west coast of Ireland off Co. Clare, about 23 miles northeast from Loop Head and the Shannon estuary, and fourteen miles south of the Aran Islands. It offers a remote anchorage off the southeast end of this uninhabited island with the potential for landing at the small fishing pier near the village of Quilty. get full information »

Seafield (Quilty)
A tolerable location with attentive navigation required for access. 4.6 metres LWS. Seafield is situated on the west coast of Ireland in Co. Clare, about 23 miles northeast from Loop Head and the Shannon estuary, and fourteen miles south of the Aran Islands. It offers a remote fishing pier near the small village of Quilty, of which the area is also known by, and is situated about two kilometres away on the east side of the bay. Vessels may anchor out from the pier and shallower draft vessels, or those that can take-to-the-hard, may come alongside. get full information »

Liscannor Bay
A tolerable location with straightforward access. 5.5 metres LWS. Liscannor is situated on the west coast of Ireland in Co. Clare, about twenty nine miles northeast from Loop Head and the Shannon estuary, and nine miles south of the Aran Islands. It is located on the north shore of an extensive bay that indents the coastline. The bay is open but offers an anchorage off a small village with a shallow fishing quay. Vessels that carry little draft or can take to the hard may come into the small protected harbour provided draft and space are available. Vessels carrying a deeper draft may come in temporarily on a rising tide. get full information »

Doolin Pier (Ballaghaline Quay)
An exposed location with attentive navigation required for access. 2.6 metres LWS. Doolin Pier, also known as Ballaghaline Quay, is situated on the west coast of Ireland's County Clare, close south of Doolin Point on the mainland side of the southern entrance into Galway Bay. The pier lies in a cove that is protected by a small islet. The pier is used by ferry services to the Aran Islands, local coastal rescue services, fishing vessels and local small craft. get full information »

Fanore Bay
An exposed location with straightforward access. 10 metres LWS. Fanore Bay is situated in Galway Bay about two miles south by southwest of Black Head in Co. Clare on the west coast of Ireland. It is an open bay that offers an anchorage off a sandy beach. get full information »

Ballyvaughan Bay
A good location with attentive navigation required for access. 3 metres LWS. Ballyvaughan Bay is situated about three miles east of Black Head on the southern shore of Galway Bay in County Clare on the west coast of Ireland. It is an open bay facing northwest and the village of Ballyvaughan that lies at the head of the bay. get full information »




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