By boat from Portrush Harbour. The site is made up of boulders sloping down from the shore on the north east side of Large Skerries.
Portrush Harbour offers free car parking above the harbour, public toilets in the harbour office and a slipway on the North Pier. There is a barrier to the harbour which is staffed during office hours, 7 days a week from April – September. Fees apply; for use contact Portrush Harbour Office: 02870822307 / 0788981860.
Nearest tank filling is Aquaholics in Portstewart (028 7083 2584)
- The northern side of the Skerries are especially exposed to strong tidal streams and waves.
A sloping boulder wall down to 28 metres depth. From here the seabed transitions to a flat, sandy bottom.
The boulders support a diversity of sea squirt, hydroid and bryozoan species (esp. Crisia spp.).
- In an emergency call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
- Follow VHF radio Channel 16 (156.8 MHz), the international distress frequency. Send a distress alert followed by ‘MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY’ and ‘This is [boat name]’.
- Find nearest defibrillator (AED) here.
- Portrush Harbour Office: 02870822307.
- When navigating within the harbour/marina, use VHF Channel 12.