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Dingle is situated on the South West Coast of Ireland on the northern shore of Dingle Bay. The area is a challenging, new and unfrequented cruising ground with a dramatic seascape, and abounds in islands, bays and beaches that the mariner can explore.

The Skellig Rock at the southern entrance to Dingle Bay is the site of an ancient monastic settlement, while the Blasket Islands to the north are famous for their beauty and their literature.

Dingle Harbour offers shelter from all weather and is the base for an active fishing fleet. This market town is famous for its friendliness and its hospitality, and boasts excellent restaurants and fifty-two pubs!


The Crow Rock should be avoided when approaching the entrance is indicated by a fingerpost on Eask tower pointing east. The harbour entrance should be approached with the lighthouse (FIG3s) open of Reenbeg Point.

The channel runs in a north-westerly direction from the entrance bouys and then runs in a northerly direction to the inner harbour.

The main channel is dredged to -2.6m OD and is 40 metres wide. The channel is buoyed with a transit (Two poles with black and white diamonds) on the southern shore indicating the line for the channel running north to the fishing harbour and marina.

The marina is located inside the western breakwater with a depth in excess of 5 metres.

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