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Bangor Marina Now Accepts Visitors Travelling From Any Part of Common Travel Area

27th June 2020
Portrush Harbour in Northern Ireland Portrush Harbour in Northern Ireland

Kevin Baird, Harbour Master and Marina Manager in Bangor, has posted a substantial update to the state of harbour and marina opening dates in the North of Ireland and beyond. The situation continues to be fluid.

Among the notable changes to the Marina update on on 20th June, is that Bangor will be able to accept visitors travelling from any part of the Common Travel Area (UK and Ireland) from Friday 26th June. This includes overnighting on your boat. And Belfast Harbour Marina, at present only open to resident berth holders only, is planning to open early next week. Rathlin Island which is at present closed will update next week.

Isle of Man marinas

The news from the Isle of Man is that vessels may transit through IOM waters and lie at anchor but you are not permitted to go ashore – you will be put into quarantine which is strictly enforced. Islanders who travel beyond the IOM borders are not permitted to return unless they hold a key workers exception certificate which has been issued by the IOM government.

Scottish marinas

Scottish Marinas and Harbours open to visitors from 4th July.

Welsh marinas

Wales is yet to confirm when the country will open up to visiting leisure craft, but this is not likely to be before 13th July.

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down.

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