Welcome to North Sunderland Harbour's official website.



The North Sunderland Harbour Commissioners are delighted to be offering a position for Harbour Master.  The position is full time (hours vary between Summer and Winter), including rotational weekends.


The North Sunderland Harbour is a busy small Trust Port with active commercial and leisure marine sectors. Activity on the water includes commercial fishing, charter fishing activity as well as tour boat and diving operations. The village of Seahouses and the harbour is a popular local tourist destination, with tourists visiting annually to enjoy The Farne Islands and other local surroundings.


The desired candidate will ideally have previous relevant experience of working in a port or harbour and hold the required qualification(s). The successful candidate will be expected to be a confident, self-motivated individual who is able to uphold the integrity of the harbour by working in a constructive and positive manner.


Please send a covering letter and CV to the Harbour Clerk at accounts@nsh.org.uk.





The pre-application consultation on important revisions to the governance and management of North Sunderland Harbour closed at 5pm on Sunday 25th April 2021.


The Commissioners are considering the comments submitted as part of this informal consultation phase and will incorporate appropriate amendments into the proposed harbour revision order.


The Commissioners intend to submit the application for the proposed harbour order to the Marine Management Organisation before the end of May 2021.


As part of the formal application process, the Marine Management Organisation will run a 42 day public consultation. The consultation will be advertised in a local newspaper and the London Gazette. As such, there will be a further opportunity to provide comments on the proposed harbour revision order directly to the Marine Management Organisation once the application has been made.


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!