Pwllheli Pilot Notes & Charts

Pilot notes are meant as a general guide, or for use in conjunction with a Pilot book or chart.
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Charts and Pilots
The relevant Admiralty Charts for North Cardigan Bay are North Cardigan Bay 1971, Pwllheli Marina and Approaches 1512, Imray Chart 61. Copies of various pilot books are available, in the reception, for reference purposes. The marina staff will also be happy to answer any questions or put you in touch with someone who has a good local knowledge of the area.
Hafan Pwllheli - Harbour Approaches
From the Fairway Buoy Iso.2s (52 53.092' N, 04 22.896' W) steer 294 T for the harbour entrance, which is marked by Q.G. and Q.R. beacons. The first harbour Tide Gauge is located on the No3 Starboard mark. The channel is then marked as follows:
FLG 2.5s fixed pile beacon and FLR 2.5s buoy followed by FLG 5s fixed pile beacon and FLR 5s buoy. FLG 7.5s fixed pile beacon and FLR 7.5s buoy followed by FLG 10s fixed pile beacon and FLR 10s buoy. FLG 12.5s buoy (opposite trot pile moorings) and FLG 15s buoy (second harbour Tide Gauge). The port side of the channel opposite the marina is then marked by a FLR 12.5s pile beacon followed by a red pile beacon with no light. The marina pontoons are marked with 2 FG (vertical) at 52 53.070'N, 04 24.390' W and 2 FG (vertical) at 52 53.140'N, 04 24.470' W.
MOD Aberporth Range Danger Area - Cardigan Bay
The MOD Aberporth military test and evaluation Range has a Sea Danger Area which covers a large part of Cardigan Bay, so before setting out on any trip into the bay you are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with the danger area further details can be found on the Qinetiq website.
Additonal information.
The Harbourmaster The Harbourmaster's office is incorporated at the Hafan reception.
Weather Forecast Information.
A mini weather station is located in our main entrance lobby and the daily Weather2 map and forecast is displayed. This is updated each morning. More information is on our weather page including a live weather feed.
H M Coastguard.
The marine rescue centre is situated at Holyhead. Telephone (01407) 762051. They maintain a continuous VHF watch on Channel 16, working Channel 84.
H M Customs
Vessels requiring Customs services should call 0845 723 1110.
Pilot Maps
Hafan Pwllheli Marina
Entrance to Hafan Pwllheli Marina
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