Port Erroll Harbour
Fishing, watersports, leisure in a beautiful location 

Port Erroll Harbour Cruden Bay

Port Erroll Harbour is located in the village of Cruden Bay North East Aberdeenshire

It is a working harbour with commercial fishing boats and leisure boat holding berths

The harbour has been in place for many many years and was originally a Trust, in 1924 it was disposed by Sir John Ellerman to Port Erroll.  It is now a Corporate Trust and a not for profit limited company with the potential of moving to a Charity in the future

Port Erroll Harbour  is an independent company and the harbour requires some maintenance and structural repairs, we are always looking for sources of funding and contributions from organisations or private individuals, please contact us if you can help

To provide a good standard harbour for the berth holders and visitors; we rely on volunteers and Fees and Donations from visitors and those staying overnight in motorhomes or campervans.  Camping is not permitted

Donations can be made online in the "Donations & Slipway fee" section or in cash into the boxes; one at the slipway and the main one on the middle door of the toilet block

Parking by the cabins and piers is for berth holders and harbour only.  Please ensure access for them at all times.  

Motorhomes and campervans if staying over night please keep a safe distance between vehicles

We hope you enjoy your visit and thank you for supporting us



2024 Ongoing Maintenance and Challenges

Port Erroll Harbour is one of the first concrete constructed harbours, this means that when the outer concrete is breached by the sea then erosion to the inner core occurs - this is the challenge that we are facing in 2024 and beyond

This challenge will need us to raise a significant amount of money, apply for funding, get quotes, specifications etc. to repair the harbour - our aim is simple - "THE HARBOUR IS THERE FOR THE FUTURE"

We face increases in electrical and water costs as we run all the facilities, and also need to maintain the harbour estate, mooring lines, cabin etc.

If you would like to help fundraise or contribute to the harbour please reach out to us - together we are stronger and can ensure a Sustainable Blue Environment with commercial crab and lobster fishing

2024 will see:-

  • the toilet block refurbished - thank you to NESFLAG and Coastal Communities funding
  • new ladders and top rails installed in the harbour - thank you to Aberdeenshire/ Buchan
  • work to try and gain funding for harbour repairs following the detailed structural report - thank you Buchan Area
  • working with students as part of their degree courses from SRUC (Scottish Rural College) on how to optimise cash, income for a sustainable harbour and fishing grounds whilst aiming to minimise impact
  • mooring lines replaced - thank you to the donations

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Berths & Slipway

Berths are available in accordance with the Harbour Rules, a vessels registration, licences and valid insurance is also required

The Berth application process will start in early 2024, there is a waiting list for berths both Commercial and leisure.  If you would like an application form please email the harbour

Also available are seasonal hardstanding's to rent and seasonal slip way fees if you are not successful in being allocated a berth for the 2024 season.  Please email the harbour if you are interested in these options

Visiting?  please do not assume there is a berth available and contact the Harbour to discuss a temporary berth

The Slipway has open access with single use and annual slipway fees in place.  

Due to a number of near misses the harbour DOES NOT ALLOW Jet Skis to launch or use the harbour

All boats/ vessels launching from the slipway or using the harbour must have insurance

Annual slipway fee for 2023 is £80, please contact the harbour for an application form and payment

Single slipway fee is £5, please put into the donation box at the top of the slipway 



Water sports & Swimming

Watersports such as SUP, kayaks, surfers are welcome at the harbour. 

Jet Skis are not permitted to be launched or use the harbour

We ask for a donation and to respect the berth holders and other harbour users

Swimmers  are welcome in the harbour and the wearing of a tow float, bright coloured hats and floatation devices are preferred to ensure you are visible to the boats and other harbour users.

The vessels have a priority over swimmers

We ask for a donation to help us maintain our harbour

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