Details for Howth Yacht Club and Marina

Howth Yacht Club and Marina

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Average rating 4.5 stars from 4 reviews

Address Harbour Road Howth
Dublin 13

Phone+353 (0)183 92777

After hours contact

+353 (0)183 92777

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - YES
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel

Ch M ( 37A ) and Ch 80


Email contact

Owner, manager

Howth Yacht Club



Mark McGowan

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Visitors welcome. Special rates for long stay off season visitors.


Usual approach passes S of Irelands Eye, Rowan Rocks ECM and Howth Mark SHM, between Nose of Howth and Harbour, the minimum depth in Howth Sound is 2.4m. Beware of the rocks off both pierheads, give way to FVs in the Sound and Harbour. Proceed to the marina. The channel is marked by R and G floating perches (some lit,) minimum depth is 2m. Call VHF M1 (37) to be allocated a berth.

Reported May 2013: Care should be taken to ensure that the R/G poles are followed as the channel shallows each side of these. The first green pole is not obvious as the green paint has worn and its red paint underneath. The channel is to the starboard side and not to port, it looks possible to take the other entrance but this is shallow. Some of the poles have fallen over by 30 degrees making the channel even smaller for a large beam vessel. The fuel berth is not obvious with no signs. It's located on the clubhouse side (starboard side to) and is a dead end with no turning space. You must reverse in or out.





Tide & current additional info

Current up to 1.5 kts in Howth Sound. No current in Marina.


Approach: 1.9
Transient dockage: 2.5
Fuel dock: 2.5

Other depth info: Marina dredged to 2.5 meters

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 20
Beam max: 6

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 300
Transient price: $3.40/ft (2014-06-30)

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: AC power 220v connections at all berths.

Pricing info: €3 for connection

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

No - No land line connections, cell phone mast nearby.

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Fresh water available at all berths.

Dinghy access

Yes - Slip 24hr at Club dinghy park.

Liveaboard info

Yes - Visitors, including those overwintering can stay on board. Toilet and showers available (24h) in Clubhouse.


Fuel brand: Diesel available at fueling pontoon, Gasoline available at Club, cans only.

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Yes - Propane cylinders can be refilled nearby.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Welcome on leads.

Disability access

Yes - Full disability access to Marina and Clubhouse first and second floors.

Launch service

Yes - Moorings, less than 30ft are serviced by launch during daylight hours.

Pump out



Yes - Waste disposal skip on site.


Yes - Available in Clubhouse adjacent to Marina bridge.


Yes - In Clubhouse.


Yes - Laundrette at Clubhouse.


Yes - In village 400m.


Yes - Some chandlery available on the West Quay.


Yes - Bar and dining room in Clubhouse. Numerous local cafes and restaurants .


Yes - Bar in Clubhouse, several local pubs.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Limited local engine and other repair services.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Crane 15 ton.

Storage facilities

Yes - Limited short time storage by arrangement.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Available in village.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Boat ramp (slip) at dinghy park, 24 hrs.


Yes - Bus services and rail service (DART) to Dublin City centre, 30 minutes, close by (400m).

Other services


Howth Head forms the Northern arm of Dublin Bay. The Cliff Walk from the Harbour around to Dublin Bay is one of the most scenic on the East Coast of Ireland. Howth Village is an attractive, historic village with numerous cafes, bars and restaurants, eight miles from Dublin city centre. Founded by the Vikings c. 800 AD and invaded in 1169 by the Normans led by Almeric St Lawrance who built the first Howth Castle on the headland overlooking the Harbour, now occupied by a Martello tower. The present Howth Castle, still the home of the St Lawrance family, is located about 1/2 mile East of the Harbour. It now has a large hotel and golf complex on the estate. The St Mary's Abbey (ruin), dating from 1200, overlooks the Marina.

Reviews for Howth Yacht Club and Marina
Excellent marina, 2014-06-30
Captain: , Conwy, N. Wales (14507)

Accessible in all conditions and at the centre of a very active sailing community, Howth Marina is a hive of activity. The club organises events and training for youngsters and fleets of Optomists and Toppers often fill the bay. We had a wonderfully warm welcome from Pat, an officer of the sailing club, who we moored alongside and he gave us a tour of the club. The town is picturesque and there are are a lot of good pubs and restaurants - the harbour has a large active fishing fleet, so the fish comes straight out of the boats and on to the table. The only negative are the marina facilities - they are set up for handling large numbers at once, with communal changing areas, and although the showers are in cubicles around a central drain, several had missing curtains so it's hardly a very private experience!

All in all, Howth is an absolutely excellent location, town and marina. It very nearly gets five stars, but the facilities had to drop it to four.

Safe place to leave boat, 2013-08-22
Captain: , Lac Brome, Quebec (286)

We had to leave Milvina somewhere due to an unexpected business issue. Club took care of her, including moving her when the dock we were at was needed by its owner.
We can support the other comments about it being a friendly place, as well as practical.
Definitely 5 star

Howth marina, 2011-08-23
Captain: , saint-malo (31)

excellent marina in a nice environment , friendly yacht-club and bar , nice shops, chandlery and restaurants within walking distance

One of the best for facilities ., 2010-05-31
Captain: , United Kingdom (227)

A great town with great pubs,Dublin is just a train ride away.You can jig with the locals till 2am.The Guinness tastes better in ireland ?An aquantance didnt speak to me for 3 yrs after I made that statement.?But its true.Enjoy.

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