Sailing Guide

Mizen Head

Mizen Head

Characteristics

Description

Concrete platform and lantern. Character:Iso 4s
19/08/2007
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The Southernmost point of the Irish mainland, Mizzen head is a major headland with should be treated with due respect as the tidal streams round the headland reach 4 knots and can give a very nasty sea if running against a swell. The tide runs East on the flood and West on the ebb.
2/01/2017
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Localisation

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Sites around Mizen Head
Flying distances - Direct line

Sheeps Head

5.7nm
349°
Sheeps head marks the Southern entrance of Bantry bay.
Bantry bay offers a number of well sheltered anchorages accessible in all weather: Castletown Bearhaven, a fishing harbour on the North shore of the bay is well lit and can easily be entered at night. Adrigole, halfway up ...
3 Jan 17

Crookhaven

4.6nm
70°
Holding is not great in the bay (patches of sea weed). It is possible to come alongside the pier in front of the pub. Very little in the way of facilities, but picturesque, and a convenient stop if waiting for the tide to round Mizzen head.
3 Jan 17

Ardnakinna Point

10nm
340°
White round tower. Character:Fl (2) WR 10s
19 Aug 07

Roancarrigmore

12nm
12°
White round tower black band. Character:Fl WR 3s
18 Aug 07

Castletownbere Dir.

12nm
344°
White hut red stripe. Character:Dir Oc WRG 5s
19 Aug 07

Copper Point

11nm
73°
Marks the  entrance to Schull, a well sheltered harbour with good facilities. Long island sound is a beautiful sail.
3 Jan 17

Bull Rock

19nm
295°
Marks the South entrance of the Kenmare river,  a most picturesque bay (despite its name), which offers a number of safe and beautiful harbours such as Sneem and Kilmakilloge. Darryname at the Northern entrance of the bay (North of Abbey Island) is also a beautiful and safe anchorage ...
3 Jan 17

Little Samphire Isla

49nm
357°
Marque l'entree  du port de plaisance de Fenit.
3 Jan 17

Galley Head

32nm
81°
The harbour of Glandore and fishing village of Union Hall, 4 miles West of Galley head, offer good shelter in beautiful scenery.
When entering, go by the local saying, "avoid Adam and jug Eve" (Adam island is West of the harbour entrance and is foul all around!)
3 Jan 17

Valentia Leading Lig

33nm
327°
White red stripe on wall. Character:Oc 4s
19 Aug 07

Valentia Dir. Lead

33nm
327°
White conical tower red stripe. Character:Oc WRG 4s
19 Aug 07

Cromwell Point

34nm
327°
White tower. Character:Fl WR 2s
19 Aug 07
Local Area

Fastnet

Grey granite tower. Character:Fl 5's
20 Feb 10

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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