Aberdour offers a warm welcome and unique resting place for boats, sailors and washed out crews. The historic harbour gives shelter from the elements, and a safe berth against the stone pier. The harbour is tidal but accessible for around two to three hours each side of high water depending on draught. When the tide’s out, it’s possible to anchor off, in the bay, next to the members’ boats.
Fresh drinking water is available at two points along the pier. Electrical plug-in points (240V), toilet and shower facilities are available through Aberdour Boat Club. Please ask for a key if you require access to the Clubhouse.
The picturesque village of Aberdour has many appealing attractions, including the 14th Century Aberdour Castle, churches, 18 hole golf course, the popular crag-climbing venue of Hawkcraig Point and a fully equipped playpark for the younger visitor. The Fife Coastal Path runs along the back of the harbour and gives a pleasant route to explore the coastline.
A five minute walk from the harbour brings the visitor to the village centre boasting a number of excellent cafes, pubs and hotels together with two general stores, bakery, newsagent, deli, cashpoint, galleries and gift shops. The famous Silver Sands are a short walk over the headland to the east and are renowned for their safe bathing and family friendly atmosphere with the Sands Café, whilst the Black Sands, next to the Harbour are something of a hidden gem.
For those looking to explore further afield, the village has an excellent train service to Edinburgh together with regular bus and train links to local towns and villages including Dalgety Bay where there are supermarkets, a petrol station, Doctor’s Surgery and a Sports Centre and Burntisland which has a range of shops, a leisure swimming pool and other attractions.
Aberdour Pier and Harbour Committee manage the harbour on a day-to-day basis, on behalf of the Aberdour Residents’ Association. There is no landing fee, but an overnight charge of £13.00 is payable to the Harbour Master or his deputy (who will issue a receipt).
Should your visit not coincide with the Harbour Master’s availability, then you’re asked to deposit the fee in the honesty box, located at the black hut halfway along the pier. Boat name & home port are appreciated.
Should you wish to enquire about berthing in the harbour please contact the Harbour Master, Ian MacFarlane
Please be aware that the ABC and the Harbour Master are completely separate entities.