UK Map
Complete list
Former Harbours
Contact ports.org.uk
View the Guestbook
Sign the Guestbook
Advanced Search

Site created by
Duncan Mackintosh
View more images
Image Bob Jones


Latitude: 54 46'N
Longitude: 04 22'W
Country: Scotland

Ownership: Dumfries and Galloway Council
Type: Municipal
Usage: Leisure, Fishing
Contact name: Keith Armstrong Clark, Regional Harbour Master
Telephone no: 07771 678824
Website: www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.a...Garlieston

About Garlieston

Garlieston Harbour is a tidal harbour, and is the closest port in Scotland to the Isle of Man. The harbour was used for a trial version of the Mulberry harbour used in the D-day landings. This harbour used to be a very busy commercial fishing port, but today there are only a few boats working the scallop and whelk grounds.

There is a small fee for using the slipway; if the harbourmaster turns up it will cost you 3. Launching is straightforward around two hours either side of high water, but is not possible after this due to the heavy mud in the harbour. The inner harbour is sheltered in all weather, but the tide can go out a long way past the harbour at low water.

Return to Area Map