Helmsdale was developed in 1818 as a fishing village, largely herring fishing, as like many other villages in the Highlands around that time. Today, the harbour is a prominent feature of Helmsdale village and there are a number of fishing vessels based there which gives it a sense of a working harbour.
Latitude 58° 06.9' North
Longitude 03° 38.8' West
All waters below the level of MHWS commencing from the A9 bridge over the River Helmsdale and following the level of MHWS via the North shore to:
- Latitude 58° 06.765' N, Longitude 03° 38.585' W; thence in a SW'ly direction for a distance of 290 metres to
- Latitude 58° 06.765' N, Longitude 03° 38.757' W; thence in a ENE'ly direction for a distance of 470 metres to:
- Latitude 58° 06.865' N, Longitude 03° 39.186' W on the level of MHWS, thence following the level of MHWS to meet with the A9 road bridge over the River Helmsdale.
- 14,640 litres of fuel oil storage
- Waste oil reception facilities
- Shower and toilets are also available
Information on this website is not to be used for navigational purposes. Harbour Masters should always be contacted prior to vessels approaching the harbour.
Types of vessel
- Fishing vessels
- Customs cutters
- Fishers protection vessels
Out of hours service by arrangement with the Harbour Master
Anchorage, sheltered against winds from between SW and NW, can be obtained 5 cables SE of the harbour entrance in 12m. The holding is good but there is a possibility of the anchor fouling on large rocks.
Phone 01431 821692
Tony Usher, Harbours Manger
Phone 01571 844807 or 07785 341188
David Seddon, Marine Superintendent
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- Office: 01571 844806
- Mobile: 07768 030305
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