Garlieston Harbour

Garlieston Harbour is on the east coast of the Machars peninsula and is the base for a few small fishing vessels and pleasure craft.

Notice to mariners for Garlieston Harbour

Garlieston Harbour is on the east coast of the Machars peninsula. The harbour is on the west side of Garlieston quays and is protected from southerly sea winds.

It is supervised by a part time harbour master. There is no active management of vessel movements.

Garlieston Harbour facilities

Garlieston Harbour is the base for a few small fishing vessels. Several pleasure craft also moor in the harbour area. Occasionally, small coasters visit the harbour. 

Garlieston Harbour has:

  • bollards
  • wooden fenders
  • access ladders
  • water
  • electricity points

The harbour is located next to the town of Garlieston, which has:

  • shops
  • a cafe in the summer
  • a pub
  • fuel from a nearby garage

Harbour documents

Our harbour documents section has:

  • a berths and moorings application form
  • a map of Garlieston Harbour
  • a bathymetric survey map of Garlieston Harbour
  • our harbours directory
  • harbour fees and charges
  • harbour electricity supply charges

Go to harbour documents

Pay for a visitor berth booking

If you have applied for a berth, you can pay for it online.

Pay for a visitor berth booking

Report an incident

An incident is any event that causes harm, damage or environmental contamination to a person, vessel or object within the waters of a statutory harbour area or its approaches.

Near misses are events that had the potential to cause an incident. Near misses should also be reported.

Report an incident

Nautical information

Nautical information for Garlieston Harbour includes:

  • latitude of 54º 47' 21" N 
  • longitude of 04º 21' 45" W
  • admiral charts: 1411, 1121, 1826 and 2094
  • Imray: C62

Tidal range and depth

Garlieston Harbour has the following tidal ranges and depths:

  • springs – 3.8 to 6.1 metres
  • neaps – 1.8 to 3.3 metres

Harbour empowerment order

We hold an empowerment order for Garlieston Harbour. This order allows us to legally improve, maintain and manage the harbour.

Go to the Dumfries and Galloway Council (Garlieston) Harbour Empowerment Order 2008 on


Garlieston Harbour
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Garlieston Harbour Master