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Carrickfergus Marina

3 Quayside, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38 8BJ
Carrickfergus Marina

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Carrickfergus marina continues Carrickfergus’ proud maritime traditions by offering a spectacular and modern facility with every imaginable amenity for the sailing community including 300 fully serviced pontoon berths. It has held the prestigious 5 Gold Anchor accreditation for over 10 years.

Site facilities include 24/7 staffing, showers and toilets, a nautical themed family bathroom with baby changing, laundry facilities, bespoke marine services area and a modern conference suite. Inside the Marina Office, there is a local information display, well stocked chart table for passage planning together with hybrid touch chart plotter and a lounge area with complimentary hot drinks. Outside, the pontoons have been recently fitted with a new electricity system, upgraded lead-in lights and a live weather station. Weather information is available by app on a real time basis, also giving daily, monthly and annual data.

The area around the Marina is a hub of activity. A modern complex that offers a variety of bars, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, children’s play parks, a multi-screen cinema and the unforgettable 12th century Norman castle, all within 500 metres of the marina itself.

The promenade provides a beautiful walk, taking visitors around the entire marina area and to a small headland, where for much of spring and summer, seals can be spotted squabbling for basking space on a rock which just barely breaks the surface of the water. The headland also offers wonderful views across the lough to Royal Belfast Golf Club and Helen’s Bay and up the lough to Belfast with Samson and Goliath, the world famous twin yellow cranes of Harland and Wolff, just visible.

Awards include: TYHA 5 Gold Anchor Award, RYA Berthholder Charter and Sailability Centre for Disabled Sailing. Currently undergoing assessment for the recently revived European Blue Flag Marina status.

Technical Information:
River/tidal depth at low water: 2.4m
Max size of vessel accepted: 18m

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Establishment Features

  • Showers
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Guide Prices

Contact the Marina Office prior to arrival for berth allocation. Due to our new pontoons availability is vastly reduced, please telephone to avoid disappointment, (028) 9336 6666.
Short Stay (up to 6 hours) £7.75/ boat
Overnight Visitor £2.60/ m
Weekly Visitor £13.50/ m
Monthly Visitor £31.15/m

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* Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Conferences at Carrickfergus Marina, CarrickfergusCarrickfergus Marina is situated on the north shore of Belfast Lough overlooked by the town’s medieval 12th century Norman Castle.  It offers a state of the art conference suite, which is available to hire for social events, conferences, meetings, seminars and private functions. 

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Directions from Town:
Arriving by boat: Lat: 54° 42'. 63 N. Long: 5° 48'. 70W Carrickfergus Marina HW as Dover, Rise 2.9m (9'6") SP: 1.8m (6') NP: is situated on the Northern shore on Belfast Lough 300 metres to the west of Carrickfergus Harbour. It is a purpose built Marina Basin to accommodate 280 boats in pontoon berths behind rubble stone breakwaters. the basin is dredged to give depths of up to 2.3 metres (7'6") at L.W.S. The entrance to the Marina is situated at the Eastern end of the basin and is open to the South West. The ends of the two breakwaters are marked with red and green beacons showing Qk. FI R 7M 3m and G 8m 3M. Red no showing from 245° to 305°. Arriving by road: From Belfast direction: Proceed along A2, turn right at the roundabout just after Carrickfergus Castle. Take the left turn at the Premier Inn. Take the first right before the Carrickfergus Sailing Club car park. From Larne/Whitehead: Proceed along A2, turn left at the roundabout just after Carrickfergus Castle. Turn left at the Premier Inn and take the first right.

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