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Stranraer West Pier/Marina

Stranraer Harbour is one of the busiest ports in the region due to ferry traffic and fishing vessels.

Mariner Notices

On occasion we will publish active notices to let mariners know of any information, safety issues or weather conditions that may have an effect on the use of and access to the harbour.

We advise mariners to check for any active mariner notices in advance to using the harbour:


Located at the southern end of Loch Ryan, next to the town of Stranraer, it consists of dog-leg quay, a modern marina and a finger pontoon which is used by smaller fishing vessels, excursions and recreational craft.

Ferry terminals are located north of the harbour and managed by a separate Statutory Harbour Authorities. The Harbour is situated at a sailing cross-roads, giving access to the Clyde, the Solway, Isle of Man and the North Channel, and beyond to the Irish Sea.

Nautical information

Latitude / Longitude: 54º 54.45' N  005º 01.75' W
Admiralty Charts: 1404, 1121, 2198 and 2199
Imray: C62, C63 and C69
Berthing/Moorings: 140m/6

Tidal range and depth

Springs: 2.7 - 3.5 meters
Neaps: 2.2 - 3.0 meters

Any vessels drawing 3 meters or less can reach the harbour but may have to lie aground over low water. Fishing, excursion and recreational vessels should pass to the east of the spit lightbuoy to avoid interaction with ferries.


Secure pontoon mooring with CCTV monitoring is available at Stranraer Harbour along with water, electric and fuel provisions. Harbour masters office, shower and toilets facilities are located centrally to the main quay.

The harbour offers sheltered waters for day sailing and provides 69 Annual Berths and 8 Berths for visitors.

The town of Stranraer itself offers a range of shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants, banks and regular bus and rail links.  Leisure facilities include a golf course, bowling green, swimming pool and gym.


Harbour Master - Lesley Smith
Call: 07734 073421 or 07827277247


Stranraer West Pier/Marina, Harbour Street, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway (view on google maps)

Page last updated: 29/06/2021
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