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Mannin Bay

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eOceanic has been made aware of this haven. We are looking for a sailor with first-hand experience to provide their direct personal insights so that we may complete our write up. In advance of this we have posted these preliminary research notes. Do you know this location? Please contact us or click the 'Report a Mistake or Omission' button below to help share this location with the sailing community.


Mannin Bay is the first significant bay to the north east of Slyne Head, on the west coast of Ireland. Although a very attractive location it is open to the prevailing westerlies and therefore only offers tolerable shelter and is also subject to swell. Just round Knock Point offers the best anchoring location but is not suitable for an overnight stay.

There are a few dangers at the mouth of the bay requiring attentive navigation.



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Keyfacts for Mannin Bay
Facilities
None listed


Nature
No fees for anchoring or berthing in this locationRemote or quiet secluded locationAnchoring locationScenic location or scenic location in the immediate vicinity

Considerations
Note: fish farming activity in the vicinity of this location

Protected sectors

Current wind over the protected quadrants
Minimum depth
4 metres (13.12 feet).

Approaches
3 stars: Attentive navigation; daylight access with dangers that need attention.
Shelter
2 stars: Exposed; unattended vessels should be watched from the shore and a comfortable overnight stay is unlikely.



Last modified
May 30th 2017

Summary

An exposed location with attentive navigation required for access.

Facilities
None listed


Nature
No fees for anchoring or berthing in this locationRemote or quiet secluded locationAnchoring locationScenic location or scenic location in the immediate vicinity

Considerations
Note: fish farming activity in the vicinity of this location



Position and approaches
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Haven position

53° 27.313' N, 010° 7.288' W

this is the position at the anchorage just inside Knock Point.

What is the initial fix?

The following Mannin Bay initial fix will set up a final approach:
53° 27.790' N, 010° 10.930' W
This is set on the 069°T alignment of Clifden Castle and the north end of Illaunrush. It passes to the south of Mween More and north of Young John's Rock.



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Try our Advanced Havens Search tool to find locations with the specific attributes you need, or click the 'Next', coastal clockwise, or 'Previous', coastal anti-clockwise, buttons to progress through neighbouring havens. Below are the ten nearest havens to Mannin Bay for your convenience.
Ten nearest havens by straight line distance
  1. Bunowen Bay - 1.8 miles S
  2. Clifden Bay - 2.3 miles ENE
  3. Cleggan Bay - 3.8 miles N
  4. Gorteen Bay - 4.8 miles SE
  5. Roundstone - 5 miles ESE
  6. Ballynakill Harbour - 5.3 miles NE
  7. Inishbofin - 6.2 miles NNW
  8. Bertraghboy Bay - 6.7 miles ESE
  9. Little Killary Bay (Salrock) - 8.3 miles NE
  10. Inishturk - 9.3 miles N
Ten nearest havens by straight line distance
  1. Bunowen Bay - 1.8 miles S
  2. Clifden Bay - 2.3 miles ENE
  3. Cleggan Bay - 3.8 miles N
  4. Gorteen Bay - 4.8 miles SE
  5. Roundstone - 5 miles ESE
  6. Ballynakill Harbour - 5.3 miles NE
  7. Inishbofin - 6.2 miles NNW
  8. Bertraghboy Bay - 6.7 miles ESE
  9. Little Killary Bay (Salrock) - 8.3 miles NE
  10. Inishturk - 9.3 miles N
Alternatively the above can be ordered by compass direction or coastal sequence


How to get in?
Please use our integrated Navionics chart to appraise the haven and its approaches. Navionics charts feature in premier plotters from B&G, Raymarine, Magellan and are also available on tablets. Open the chart in a larger viewing area by clicking the expand to 'new tab' or the 'full screen' option.

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Route location The 'Slyne Head to Erris Head' coastal description provides approach information to the suggested initial fix. Vessels approaching from the south should select the northbound Route location sequenced description; vessels approaching from the north should select the southbound Route location sequence; western approaches may use either description.

The best anchorage for a short stay with an easy access is close inside Knock Point in depths of 4 to 5 metres which gives moderate shelter to winds west to northwest. This is a very beautiful spot to anchor but be aware that there is likely to be fish farms in the area. A further anchorage is available in the middle of the small pool in Mannin Creek which gives slightly better shelter though the access requires attentive navigation.

There are no facilities or landing places in Mannin Bay, but in the neighbouring Clifden Bay to the north there is ample opportunity for re-stocking of provisions or for a meal and a drink off the boat or for some entertainment for all the family.


What facilities are available?
There are no facilities at this location, the nearest place for provisions is at Clifden approx. 4 miles away.


With thanks to:
inyourfootsteps.com site research


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The following videos may be useful to help first time visitors familiarise themselves with Mannin Bay and the area.

The following video presents a scenic view of the bay.




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