Portmarnock Tide Clock

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Portmarnock Tide Clock

Portmarnock lies on the coast between Malahide and Baldoyle. Portmarnock could also be said to border, at sea, Sutton and perhaps Howth in the form of Ireland’s Eye. Its major beach, the Velvet Strand, is monitored by a lifeguard during the summer season from early April to the start of October.

Velvet Strand, Portmarnock beach

Adjacent to Portmarnock is a narrow beach which extends onto a sandy peninsula with beaches on all sides. Portmarnock’s beach is nicknamed the Velvet Strand due to the smooth sand along the beach, and is popular with wind- and kite-surfers.
The beach was the starting point for two important pioneering flights. On 23 June 1930 Australian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith and his crew took off in the Southern Cross on the second westbound transatlantic flight (to Newfoundland), after which they continued on to Oakland, California, completing a circumnavigation of the world. The first solo westbound transatlantic flight began from Portmarnock beach when Jim Mollison, a British pilot, took off in a de Havilland Puss Moth on 18 August 1932 bound for Pennfield Ridge, New Brunswick, Canada.

The sculpture Eccentric Orbit (by Rachel Joynt and Remco de Fouw, erected 2002) on the seafront is of limestone, bronze and stainless steel. The needle points to the North Star, an age-old navigation point. The sculpture commemorates the epic flights of the Southern Cross (the second non-stop east-west North Atlantic flight, in 1930), the Heart’s Content (the first east-west non-stop solo North Atlantic flight, 1932) and the abandoned solo North-Atlantic flight of Faith in Australia (1933).

Portmarnock is home to one of the 29 Napoleonic Martello Towers in the Greater Dublin Area.

A Tide clock allows you to see the state of the tide for a given location at a glance.The hand shows the current stage of  the  tidal cycle  (high tide, low tide or on the way in or out). The tide clock face is simple to read and setting the hand can be done in a matter of minutes.Never leave the house again without knowing the state of your local tide!

  • Heavy duty professionally printed canvas.
  • Solid-Wood frame.Select from either black or white.
  • Size is 250 mm x 250 mm  and 45mm deep.
  • Shows features along the coast, chart datum, hazards, tidal diamonds etc.

The clock ships with full instructions on how to set and how to read a tide clock.

This is not a navigation device.

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Portmarnock Tide Clock

Portmarnock lies on the coast between Malahide and Baldoyle. Portmarnock could also be said to border, at sea, Sutton and perhaps Howth in the form of Ireland’s Eye. Its major beach, the Velvet Strand, is monitored by a lifeguard during the summer season from early April to the start of October.

Velvet Strand, Portmarnock beach

Adjacent to Portmarnock is a narrow beach which extends onto a sandy peninsula with beaches on all sides. Portmarnock’s beach is nicknamed the Velvet Strand due to the smooth sand along the beach, and is popular with wind- and kite-surfers.
The beach was the starting point for two important pioneering flights. On 23 June 1930 Australian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith and his crew took off in the Southern Cross on the second westbound transatlantic flight (to Newfoundland), after which they continued on to Oakland, California, completing a circumnavigation of the world. The first solo westbound transatlantic flight began from Portmarnock beach when Jim Mollison, a British pilot, took off in a de Havilland Puss Moth on 18 August 1932 bound for Pennfield Ridge, New Brunswick, Canada.

The sculpture Eccentric Orbit (by Rachel Joynt and Remco de Fouw, erected 2002) on the seafront is of limestone, bronze and stainless steel. The needle points to the North Star, an age-old navigation point. The sculpture commemorates the epic flights of the Southern Cross (the second non-stop east-west North Atlantic flight, in 1930), the Heart’s Content (the first east-west non-stop solo North Atlantic flight, 1932) and the abandoned solo North-Atlantic flight of Faith in Australia (1933).

Portmarnock is home to one of the 29 Napoleonic Martello Towers in the Greater Dublin Area.

A Tide clock allows you to see the state of the tide for a given location at a glance.The hand shows the current stage of  the  tidal cycle  (high tide, low tide or on the way in or out). The tide clock face is simple to read and setting the hand can be done in a matter of minutes.Never leave the house again without knowing the state of your local tide!

  • Heavy duty professionally printed canvas.
  • Solid-Wood frame.Select from either black or white.
  • Size is 250 mm x 250 mm  and 45mm deep.
  • Shows features along the coast, chart datum, hazards, tidal diamonds etc.

The clock ships with full instructions on how to set and how to read a tide clock.

This is not a navigation device.

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Frame Colour

Black, White

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