Port William Harbour
The harbour lies on the west coast 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.
Port William Harbour is used by a few small local fishing boats and pleasure craft
The harbour is protected from north-westerly winds.
Latitude / Longitude: 54º 16' 18" N / 04º 34' 18" W
Admiralty Charts: 1411, 1121, 1826, and 2094
Tidal range and depth
- Springs: 5.7 metres maximum
- Neaps: 3.1 metres maximum
The pier is only accessible to vessels drawing more than one meter for two hours either side of high water. In north-westerly gales vessels are affected by swell for about two hours either side of high water.
The harbour offers standard facilities including bollards, wooden fenders, access ladders, water and electricity points. The town of Port William has shops, a hotel, public house and fuel garage.
Harbour Empowerment Order
Dumfries and Galloway Council hold an Empowerment Order for Port William Harbour. This order allows us to legally improve, maintain and manage the harbour.
Harbour Master - Weekdays 08:30-16:00 Call: 07771 678824
General Enquiries, weekdays 16:00-08:30 and weekends Call: 030 33 33 3000
Harbour Street, Port William, Dumfries and Galloway (view on google maps)