By boat from Portrush Harbour. The site is location in the middle of the north wall 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 rugged bedrock reef with fissures, becoming a steep boulder slope on mixed sediment (with distance from the bedrock).
This seabed community at the site includes a variety of bryozoans, hydroids and sponges, with many fish including wrasse. The site supports a diversity of red algae, with some rare genuses recorded here, such as Naccariaceae sp.
- 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.