Holyhead harbour may be entered in all weather conditions and at all states of the tide. The stream of ferries, both displacement & HSS plying between the harbour and Ireland (Dun Laoghaire), with skippers intent on maintaining their schedule, means that power does NOT give way to sail – especially in the Traffic Separation Zone which spans the harbour entrance !
When closing the harbour, make for the Breakwater Head (marked by a 21m high white tower with black band), allowing a half cable offing for the foundations (see illustration). Leave the Spit buoy to starboard and maintain this offing from the breakwater until the marina is closed.
Call 'Holyhead Marina’ on Channel 37 for berthing instructions after passing the Spit buoy.
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