At the foot of a steep hill this harbour is still used during the summer by a few lobster boats, so take precautions for potential boat traffic. Your access off the beach adjacent to the harbour wall is the same as theirs. Parking is available on rough ground to the left of the breakwater. Safety note: due to the steep hill there is no mobile phone reception at the harbour. A signal can normally be received at the rough carpark area half way up the hill.
The beach shelves gently out to about 5m (at high tide) level with the end of the artificial breakwater and can be a good venue for basic training. Approximately in line with the end of the breakwater is a wall dropping down to 8-10m.This wall continues around most of the bay though less vertical in places and is the base for plentiful life. Whilst the bay out to this line is thickly covered with kelp, at the foot of the wall it is largely sediment. Observing the area at low water springs, kelp can clearly be seen at the surface outlining the relatively small area of deeper water. Because of the fine sediment visibility can be very restricted unless the weather has been calm for a few days.
Going eastwards from the harbour wall out to sea, you will find a large area of broken wreckage. This is the remains of the “Countess of Aberdeen” a steamer which ran onto the rocks in fog during April 1894 and then went on fire. From the surface this will sometimes be marked with a buoy.
There is an alternative access site north of the harbour. Once you go in, head north. There is a nice wall along there.