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August and September Tide charts for Ballycastle: The tide charts below show the height, time and date of high and low tides for the next 30 days. Tide Times are BST (UTC +hrs). Last Spring High Tide at Ballycastle was on Wed 05 Aug (height: m ft). Next high Spring Tide at Ballycastle will be on Fri 21 Aug (height: m ft). Rathlin Island Tides updated daily. Detailed forecast tide charts and tables with past and future low and high tide times. The tide is currently rising in Ballycastle Bay. As you can see on the tide chart, the highest tide of m will be at pm and the lowest tide of m was at pm. Click here to see Ballycastle Bay's tide chart for the week. 7 day Ballycastle tides forecast *These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Portrush, Northern Ireland) and may differ significantly depending on note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.
The tide is currently rising in Ballycastle. As you can see on the tide chart, the highest tide of m will be at pm and the lowest tide of m was at pm. Click here to see Ballycastle's tide . The problem is that when the tide is running at full strength (HW + and HW ) the counter currents in Bally Castle Bay, Church Bay and to the East & West of Rathlin island build to full strength so that where they meet the main tidal stream they set up numerous eddies and overfalls. enables a yacht to arrive in Rathlin Sound at the turn of the tide and to benefit from a full 6 hours of S-going tide in the North Channel. Fair Head is clean, but from there to Ballycastle the shore should be given a berth of 2 cables. The E-going eddy in Ballycastle Bay on the W-going tide is very pronounced. Both Ballycastle Harbour and Rathlin Island Harbour are busy ports, especially in summer months with visiting cruise liners, yachts, tall ships, sail boats, fishing boats, kayaks and even reproduced viking ships. Their vessels are Rathlin Express (RE) and Spirit of Rathlin (SOR). Customers are required to pre-book tickets in advance.
The details provided for Church Bay on Rathlin Island provides directions for general approaches to the area as Church Bay and Ballycastle Bay face each across Rathlin Sound through which both are approached. The Marina Office is open during most daylight hours P: +44 28 , M: +44 and listens on VHF channel Author of Rathlin, disputed island, The Gantt chart, Guns in Ulster, The Gantt chart, Brave Men and True, Sailing Round Ireland, The tides of Ballycastle Bay and Rathlin Sound. Slough-na-more between Rathlin and Ballycastle Bay is dangerous, for example, from two to four hours after high water Belfast (which corresponds with start of ebb and acts as a reference point), but the area where it occurs is quite free from tidal disturbance at other parts of the cycle. Ballycastle is a harbour which tends to be overlooked by the Almanacs and Pilot Books which is not unsurprising given the tides and currents in Rathlin Sound. On the other hand it is ideally placed for the cruising sailor who likes to proceed in comfortable day hops of between 25 to 30 miles; this puts it within range of Glenarm on the East.