The River Dee into Kirkcudbright offers the safest anchorage on the Solway coast hence the growth of the town of Kirkcudbright in the medieval period. The approach to Kirkcudbright is through attractive coastal scenery. The marina offers a peaceful haven to stop, enjoy the atmosphere of the town and sample the local hospitality as well as stocking up on essentials.
Small Craft. -2½/Hw/+2½ hrs via transit on Little Ross Lighthouse. White Beacon in line 021 °T to Lifeboat House, then by buoyed channel to harbour.
Stream on river can exceed 3knSp. Characteristics of light buoys and minor shore lights should not be relied on. Beware of Frenchman and Sugarloaf rocks in Kirkcudbright Bay.
Facilities and Leisure:
There are 40 drying fore and aft moorings and a floating pontoon system of 50 berths. The floating pontoon extends to over 300 metres in length which provided shore access for both visiting yachts and permanent moorings. Power and water facilities are available at the pontoon along with shower facilities. Security is provided by CCTV. The marina also houses the Kirkcudbright Sailing Club who welcomes holiday or temporary members. Fuel is available by request from road tankers.
Shelter in Kirkcudbright Bay in all winds except from S.W. through S. to S.E.
Behind the Ross Island
Flint Bay 0.5 Ca N of Torrs Pt.
East of Balmangan Farm (Neaps).
Dry out in Ross Bay (with care).
For large vessels, Ross Roads.
An inshore RNLI Atlantic 21 is stationed in the Lifeboat House on the E. side of Kirkcudbright Bay. For assistance, call Liverpool Coastguard on VHF CH 16.
Harbour Authority: Dumfries And Galloway Council.
Location: South West Scotland,
Way Point 54° 45.50' N - 04° 04.00° W
Chart: BA 1344 Kirkcudbright Bay
Tides: HW + 0030 Dover. M.L. 4.1
Standard Port - Liverpool
Harbour Master, Harbour Office, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4HY, Tel. No. 01557 331135.
Harbour Radio: VHF CH 16:12
Harbour Master: Peter Roberts (Mob: 07709 479 663)
General Enquiries: 01556 502327