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Statement from North Sunderland Harbour Commissioners



In compliance with the Government's measures to safely contain the spread of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Having considered our responsibilities to the general public and to ensure minimal personal contact on Harbour property.

The North Sunderland Harbour Commissioners have agreed that it is appropriate to close the Harbour to public pedestrian access with immediate effect and until further notice.

Vehicular access to through traffic only is permitted. This does not allow drivers of vehicles to stop or park on Harbour property, with the exception of Harbour employees and R.N.L.I. staff.

We trust you will understand the necessity for these public safety measures and give them your full co-operation and support in these difficult times.

Johnathan Dawson, Chairman, N.S.H.C., 23rd March 2020

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!