Isle of Whithorn Harbour
The harbour lies at the south-east extremity of the Machars peninsula and is supervised by a part time Harbour Master, there is no active management of vessel movements.
On occasion we will publish notices to let mariners know of any information, safety issues or 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:
- View mariners notice issued 18 May - Platinum Jubilee celebrations
- View the mariners notice issued 29 June - East Pier head light replacement
- View the mariners notice issued 18 November - Navigation warning
Isle of Whithorn Harbour is second only to Kirkcudbright in terms of commercial fishing importance. Pleasure craft regularly moor in the harbour and Wigtown Bay Sailing Club are based here.
Latitude / Longitude: 54º 41' 54" / 04º 21' 48" W
Admiralty Charts: 1411, 1121, 1826, and 2094
Berthing/Moorings: 220m / 85
Tidal range and depth
Springs: 6.2metres maximum
Neaps: 3.3 metres maximum
The harbour is exposed to the south and southerly gales drive a swell into the beach north of the pier. There can be significant currents in the approach depending upon the tide in the Solway Firth.
Isle of Whithorn has a shop, post office, hotel, bowling green and church. Fuel is not available.
Harbour Empowerment Order
Dumfries and Galloway Council hold an Empowerment Order for Isle of Whithorn Harbour. This order allows us to legally improve, maintain and manage the harbour.
Call: 07771 678824
Call: 0303 333 3000
Harbour Row, Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway (view on google maps)