The harbour channel has now been dredged and with the gravel bottom now just 10 inches or so under mud, it is much safer to use the harbour. Water depth in the harbour is variable depending on tidal heights and it is recommended that you refer to a recognised tide table book or use an app on your smart phone. Tide Point is a free app that gives tidal heights for Annan Waterfoot. 

There are a number of running moorings on the Ministers Merse just opposite the harbour wall for visiting craft up to about 6m to use for short stays or there is plenty of space to tie up along the harbour wall itself. If you plan to come into Annan, get in touch and we will give you helpful details.

To help us in our continuing efforts to improve access at Annan Harbour please send us a donation by clicking on the MyDonate button at the bottom of this page.

This video of the arrival of the tall ship, La Malouine, gives a good idea of entering the river mouth from the Solway close to the top of the tide.

Tall Ship Video

La Malouine came to Annan on 31 August 2015 to celebrate the completed dredging project. The arrival of this brigantine proves that there is now enough water in the harbour channel to receive any boat. Welcome to Annan! A big thank you to Roy Kerr and his intrepid crew. They travelled 36 hours from Stranraer. Four of the crew were from Apex in Stranraer.

The ship welcomed boarding parties throughout the day. Around 1,000 people came to see the ship enter the harbour, both at Waterfoot where the River Annan meets the Solway Firth, and at the harbour quay.

There is permanent water at the river entrance safe to anchor. Liverpool +1. Access +/-2HW.


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