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Planned Harbour Operations


The Harbour Trust will endeavour to keep harbour users updated of planned activities through these pages, in particular where any disruption to harbour movements or access may be encountered. Maintenance activities to be carried out over the forseeable future include the following.


Old Slipway (NW corner) Repairs: Storms have resulted in the movement of boulders deposited around the Old Slipway during cliff stabilisation works a number of years ago. The movement has led to a number being deposited on the slipway and causing damage to it. As part of the heritage of the Harbour the Trust will as soon as poosible make good repairs tothis area and as a first phase has undertaken removal of the offending material. Replacement of stones dislodged from the Old Slipway is planned for some time in the future.

Gate Closures

2020: In order to alleviate silt accumulations in the harbour and entrance channel it is necessary to close and 'run' the gates; this is normally done at spring tides. The gates will not be closed at all these times, however, boat owners whose boats are in the Inner Basin and who wish to go to sea during these times should contact the Harbour Master in advance and he will do his best to find temporary berthing in the Outer Basin if required.

Planned dates are listed below. Any changes or additional closures will, if possible, be intimated on our Facebook page. At all times the gates will only be closed when necessary and, where the dates fall on weekends or public holidays, particular effort will be made to limit any restrictions.



April: 8th to 11th and 22nd to 26th

May: 7th to 10th and 22nd to 25th

June: 5th to 8th and 22nd to 25th

July: 4th to 7th and 22nd to 25th

Harbour Gala: cancelled

August: 4th to 7th and 21st to 24th

September: 2nd to 6th and 18th to 21st

October: 1st to 5th and 17th to 20th and 30th to 3rd Nov

November: 15th to 18th and 30th to 3rd Dec

December: as required