Portavogie Harbour

Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority
The Harbour
Co. Down
BT22 1EA

Harbour Master - Mr Eddie Robinson
Telephone: 028 4277 1470
Mobile: 077 1207 4609
Email: eddie.robinson@nifha.co.uk

Notice to Mariners

Portavogie harbour is located on the east coast of the Ards Peninsula and derives its name from Port an Bhogaigh, which translated means 'harbour of the bog'! This busy commercial fishing port has a large fleet of trawlers which provide a fascinating sight with daily comings and goings. Portavogie is famous for its prawns and herring.

A pier was built at Portavogie in 1906. This pier was not a success as it had no weather protection. A new harbour was constructed in 1955. The harbour was further developed in 1975 and 1985, doubling the size, deepening the basin, providing a market area and ice making machinery.