Picturesque Port Askaig Pier connects Islay to Kennacraig and Oban on the mainland, and the islands of Jura and Colonsay, with regular ferries from the Calmac terminal.Visitors to the Isle of Islay can enjoy its eight working whisky distilleries, and fabulous scenery, seafood and birdlife all within easy reach of the pier.
Located on the eastern shore of The Sound of Islay, the Pier is used by the regular ferry to the mainland and also for the vehicular ferry to Jura. A small harbour is accessible at the rear of the link span berth suitable for small craft.
Latitude & Longitude – harbour entrance
55º 51'N 06º 07`W
Admiralty chart numbers
2168 - Approaches to the Sound of Jura. 2481 - Sound of Islay
Available Depths - Chart Datum - LAT
Mean Spring Range = 1.7m
Mean Neap Range = 0.5m
No bilging inside limits
Repair facilities – ie. dry docks and slipways
Hazards – pipelines, overhead cables
Vessels should contact Campbeltown Harbour Master in advance to establish availability and directions on berthing.
Fresh water is available by arrangement.
2 Fixed Red (Vert.)
Carraig Mor Sectored Light Fl. (2) W.R.6s 7m 8/6M