Ardglass Marina is the only marina between Carlingford and Bangor and Ardglass Marina is one of the safest small harbours on the east coast of Ireland thanks to its two breakwaters and deep water.
Also known as Phennick Cove Developments, the marina in Ardglass, County Down, Northern Ireland is a splendid destination for yachtsmen. This harbour is the only all weather, all tides (?) harbour between Howth and Bangor and providing a working base for a small fleet of fishing vessels which crowd into the harbour at the end of the day.
There is a fish processing plant on the South Pier which is conspicuous from the approach. There are doubts about the "all tides" claim in respect of the marina as depths around the NE end of the detached mole may be less than advertised. The harbour has three basic areas; the fish dock which occupies the inside of the South Pier, the marina which is tucked into the Western corner behind a detached breakwater and the inner harbour, which dries, (local nickname "Gods pocket")
In the North West corner Between the South Pierhead and the detached mole is Churn Rock marked with an SCM, boats entering the fish dock leave it to Starboard whilst those proceeding to the marina leave it well to port.