The outer approaches to the harbour from any quarter possesses hazards I'm afraid, especially at low water, and its strongly advised to consult the latest pilot books on this matter. It goes without saying, like all harbour entrances exposed to the North Sea, great care should be taken in strong on-shore winds as the seas will break over the bar. The entrance is dredged to 2m but remains changeable, and the 40m wide channel will see you to the marina entrance and the best water in the channel can be found 20m from the South Pier.
The marina is protected by the tide cill which runs between an ECM and a port hand buoy. Depth over the cill is marked on the tidal gauge at the entrance. Cill height 0.80 above Chart Datum:
Draught (m) Access: Springs Neaps
2.00m 2hrs 45m 3hrs 45m
1.50m 3hrs 4hrs
1.00m 3hrs 30m 4hrs 30m
Visitors berths are located on pontoon ‘B’, and should the marina be full, it may be worthwhile calling up the Coquet Yacht Club which may have a river mooring available.