Portrane Tide Clock.
Portrane or Portraine is a small seaside settlement, one kilometre from, and merging into, the small town of Donabate in Fingal, Ireland. It lies in the Barony of Nethercross, in the historic County Dublin.
Portrane has a 2 km (1.2 mi) long sandy beach backed by sand dunes. There is a carpark, but access to the beach is restricted to pedestrians. At the north end of the beach is a National Heritage Area which is visited by many migratory birds during the winter.
The coast in this area is subject to erosion, and since the 1980s, 100 acres (40 ha) of beach at Portrane has been lost. Many houses on the peninsula were demolished in the 1960s due to the dangers of erosion. A storm in March 2018 caused erosion of low cliffs backing the beach, and one home was destroyed. Concrete structures known as sea bees have been placed below the cliffs, but the erosion continues and further houses are threatened
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.