Girvan Harbour Pontoons

Girvan Harbour Pontoons

The harbour is formed at the mouth of the “Water of Girvan” and comprises of several quays on the south bank protected by a pier on the south side of the entrance and a stone breakwater on the north. A timber and steel pile screen jetty protects the berths from river scour.

Girvan is a fishing harbour providing services to fishermen working in the lower reaches of the Clyde and the North Irish Sea. The facilities include a 4-berth slipway, two of which are undercover and a dry dock.

Girvan also supports the expanding leisure industry by providing berthing for both local yachtsmen and visitors. Girvan Harbour offers 36 pontoon berths ranging from 7, 10 and 12 metre fingers and one pontoon berth at 17 metres.

Located in the heart of Girvan the harbour is within walking distance of the town which offers various local restaurants, bars, shopping facilities and a petrol station.

The facilities include 24 hour access shower and toilet blocks, coin operated laundry as well as fresh water and electricity on the pontoons with full CCTV coverage.

Vessels must contact the Harbour Master in advance to request a berth.

The Harbour office is located next to our local leisure centre just follow the road markings as you leave the Pontoon ramp.

More information about Girvan Harbour can be found on Vist my harbour website.

Harbour facilities


Timber screen jettylength 125m
Fish quaylength 62m
Fish wharflength 42m
Ailsa berthlength 49m
South Pier Quaylength 107m

South west chandlers

On site retail dealer who specialises in the supply and equipment for commercial and leisure craft.

Contact John on 01465 710802 / 07828110699

Boat building / repairs

Alexander Noble & Sons Ltd.
The Boat Yard, Girvan, KA26 9HL
Tel: 01465 712223 Fax: 01465 715089
Web: www.anobleandsons.co.uk

General / marine facilities

Store, car park, boat stairs, slipway, lighting and washing facilities.


Girvan Harbour Pontoons offer 36 modern berths, all fully serviced with water and electricity. Secure quayside access and CCTV cameras.

Navigation lights

South Pier – 2 fixed green vertically disposed.
North Groyne – ISOR 2s 3m 4m.
North Breakwater – F9(2)R 6s 7m 3.8m.

VHF radio communication

Listen to VHF channel 16, (working VHF channel 12).

Girvan lifeboat station

Girvan has had a lifeboat launching off the south west coast of Scotland for over 150 years, providing search and rescue services. Today’s station operates an All Weather Shannon class lifeboat.

The crews have been Honoured with 10 awards for gallantry. Visit the RNLI official website for more information about Girvan Lifeboat Station.

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