Sailing Guide

Castletown

Castletown

Characteristics

Description

Castletown is a heritage harbour consisting of outer and inner drying harbours. It is mainly used by inshore fishing vessels, local and visiting pleasure craft and occasional coasters.
Berths available
  • Moorings: One white can type mooring buoy is situated 3 cables SE of the Breakwater Head (water depth at least 4M) (seasonal).
  • Anchorage: SE of the Lheeah Rio bell buoy between 13M and 18M of water.
  • Slipway: There are three, half tide slipways.

On approach it is important to pass the red Can buoy (Fl.R 3s) which marks the Lheeah rio rocks, to port. The Breakwater Head lighthouse (white tower Red band Oc.R 15s) transit with the Irish Quay lighthouse (white tower red band Oc.R 4s) lead at approx. 323 degrees. It is advisable to pass to the North East of this transit to pass clear of a training wall from the Breakwater Head.
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Localisation

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Sites around Castletown
Flying distances - Direct line

Douglas harbour (Isle of Man)

7.8nm
53°
The inner harbour marina (accessible at approximately high water +/- 2 hours) is the main area for visiting leisure craft to berth but there are also berths in the outer harbour which are less dependent on the tides. A summer only pontoon is available for short periods at all states ...
16 Dec 07

Holyhead Marina

44nm
179°
Port protected by a breakwater.
27 Aug 11

Angus Rock

34nm
296°
White tower Red Top. Character:Fl R 5s
19 Aug 07

Barrow In Furness

50nm
87°
Harbor and shipyard.
27 Aug 11

Donaghadee

46nm
318°
White tower. Character:Iso WR 4s
19 Aug 07

Haulbowline

50nm
266°
Grey granite tower. Character:Fl (3) 10s
19 Aug 07

Vidal Bank

50nm
267°
Red triangle s and white lantern on framework tower. Character:Oc 3s
19 Aug 07

Green Island

51nm
267°
Red triangle t and white lantern on framework tower. Character:Oc 3s
19 Aug 07

Mew Island

48nm
321°
What a lovely Lighthouse. It is such a pity that the foghorn is no longer operating (The morons!) At the the horn is still in place though. That's one piece of good news. Hope to hear it again soon!
6 Sep 11

Warren Point

56nm
271°
Small port.
26 Aug 11

Blackhead Antrim

55nm
318°
White 8-sided tower. Character:Fl 3s
19 Aug 07

Dundalk

58nm
264°
White house on green piles. Character:Fl WR 15s
22 Aug 07
Local Area

Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is located in the Irish Sea at the geographical centre of the British Isles.
The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann. The Isle of Man is not a part of the European Union, but has a limited relationship relating to the free movement of goods.
16 Aug 10

Irish sea

1 Jan 70

NE Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 106.4 million square kilometres (41.1 million square miles), it covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface.
The Atlantic Ocean has irregular coasts indented by numerous ...
31 Jul 11
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