Helmsdale Harbour

Helmsdale Harbour

Helmsdale sits on the Eastern Coast of Sutherland. It was developed in 1818 as a fishing village, largely herring fishing, as like many other villages in the Highalnds around that time. Today, the Harbour is a prominent feature of Helmsdale village and there are a number of fishing vessels based there which gives it a sense of a working Harbour.

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Chart Number1462
PhotographHarbour Image
Latitude / Longitude58° 06.9' N/Longitude:03° 38.8' W
Harbourmaster ContactAlex Jappy, The Harbourmaster's office, Shore Street, HELMSDALE, KW8 6JZ
High Tide VariationApproximately 2.5m
Depths
HazardsThere is a shallow reef in the approach to the harbour. Difficult entry when the river is in spate. The holding is good but there is a possibility of anchors fouling on large rocks.
Principal UseLeisure, fishing, Fishers Protection Vessels, Custom Cutters and RNLI.
Harbour SizeThe harbour has safe anchorage, sheltered from winds between the SW and NW. The holding is good but there is a possibility of anchors fouling on large rocks.
Moorings1 Slipway, 1 pontoon
Visitor Moorings 2 visitor berths at pontoon and 2 berths alongside wall
Facilities14,640 litres of fuel oil storage
Waste oil reception facilities
Toilets
Showers
Waste
Fuel
Water
Electricity
Email Address
Telephone01431 821692 or VHF 13
Websitewww.helmsdaleharbour.org.uk