Welcome to North Sunderland Harbour's official website.


 The public slipway facility which was closed in March as part of our Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures due to staff shortage will reopen to the public on Monday, 31st August at 09:00.


North Sunderland Harbour Commissioners are pleased to announce that we are actively looking to recruit new members to our existing board of Commissioners. We are looking for driven, enthusiastic individuals who can work alongside our existing Commissioners.  Ideally, applicants should be from the local area with strong links directly or indirectly with North Sunderland Harbour. They should have experience in fishing, tourism, leisure, accommodation, retail or other local attractions.

Please note that this is an unpaid voluntary position on the Harbour's governing body which requires regular attendance at meetings at the Harbour Office at Seahouses.

Applications should be made to the Harbour clerk at:


Fiona Finlayson
Harbour Office

Harbour Road

NE68 7RN


Email:          accounts@nsh.org.uk


On Friday, 28th August 2020 our Deputy Harbourmaster Philip Hanvey was promoted to the position of Harbourmaster. 

Probably better known now as Seahouses Harbour, North Sunderland Harbour (its correct title), began life as a small wooden jetty between two natural rock promontories.  It lies at the east end of the village of Seahouses in north east Northumberland in close proximity to the world famous Farne Islands. Nowadays, the harbour is enjoyed by thousands of visitors who come to visit the Farnes, go charter diving and angling or just to simply enjoy a pleasant stroll along the piers of this picturesque harbour.

Co-ordinates of harbour mouth

55º 35.057’N 001º 38.912’W


Harbour lights characteristics

North Pier Lighthouse 55º 35.030’N 001º 38.939’W Fixed Green 

SE Breakwater 55º 35.049’N 001º 38.889’W Flash Red 2.5s


Fog Signal 1 prolonged blast every 2 minutes


APPROXIMATE DEPTH OF WATER (See also link to Tide Tables)

Outer Harbour: (at Entrance between Piers)

Ordinary Spring Tides  3.96 Metres

Ordinary Neap Tides   2.74 Metres

Inner Harbour: (at Entrance between Inner Piers)

Ordinary Spring Tides  3.50 Metres

Ordinary Neap Tides   2.29 Metres



Note: The Channel connecting the two Entrances mentioned shoals very gradually and regularly between the depths stated.

Crystal Ball


Check out our new link to North Sunderland Forecasts here.  You'll find info on tides, rain, wind, UV, humidity, pressure, water temperature, visibility and fish activity to name a few...  it doesn't predict the lottery results though; which is a shame!