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Updated statement from North Sunderland Harbour Commissioners



Having considered the implications of the recent partial relaxation of the Government rules on the Coronavirus lockdown.

The North Sunderland Harbour Commissioners have decided that these new measures do not provide sufficient justification to relax the current closed status of the Harbour.


The Harbour will therefore remain closed together with the car parks.


As and when the Government further reduces the alert status enabling further relaxations, the Commissioners will review this decision to meet the continued safety needs and mutual benefits of our stakeholders and the general public alike.


Vehicular access is only available to through traffic and does not allow the parking of vehicles on Harbour property, with the exception of Harbour employees and RNLI staff.

Once again, we trust that you will understand the need for these measures and continue to give us your full co-operation and support.



Jonathan Dawson, Chairman, N.S.H.C., 13th May 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!