Portencross ( _gd. Port na coise) is a hamlet near Farland Head in
North Ayrshire, Scotland. Situated about 3 km west of Seamilland about 2 km south of Hunterston B nuclear power station, it is noted for its castle.
It has two harbours and a pier. The "Old Harbour" is actually a small tidal inlet next to the castle, and is part of the castle property. The larger harbour, "North Harbour", owned by the Portencross Harbour Trust, lies about 100 m north of the castle and was the main access point for fishing activity. [WKAS, p.75]
The Portencross Pier was built in the era of Clyde steamer cruising but was never used as much as other locations such as
Largs, Fairlieor Wemyss Bay
others = foreword by Peter McNab
author = WKAS
title = West Kilbride, Seamill, Portencross & thereabouts
date = 2002
publisher = West Kilbride Amenity Society
location = Largs
isbn = 0-9516831-1-X
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