A safe harbor or harbour is literally a "place of shelter and safety, esp. for ships". It is used in many contexts:
Film and television
- Safe harbor (broadcasting), established in 1978 in the US, the time period in a television schedule during which programs with adult content can air
- Safe Harbor (TV series), a 1999 television drama starring Gregory Harrison and Rue McClanahan
- "The Safe Harbor", a 2006 episode of The O.C. television series
- Safe Harbor, a 2006 made-for-television movie starring Tracey Gold and Steve Bacic, and which aired on Lifetime in the US
- Safe Harbour (film), a 2007 direct-to-video film directed by Bill Corcoran
- Safe Harbor (film), a 2009 television movie starring Treat Williams and Nancy Travis
- Safe Harbour (Australian TV series), a 2017 Australian television drama series
Law and regulations
- Safe harbor (law), a provision of a statute or a regulation that specifies that certain conduct will be deemed not to violate a given rule
- International Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, a process for U.S. companies to comply with the EU Directive on the protection of personal data
- DMCA safe harbor, which shields online service providers from liability for facilitating their users' copyright infringement as long as they comply with certain requirements, such as accepting "take down" notices
- Place of refuge for ships, also called a safe harbor, where a ship in distress can shelter
- Safe Harbour (novel), a 2003 novel by Danielle Steel
- Safe Harbor (novel), a 2004 novel by Radclyffe
- Safe Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
- Safe Harbor, Pennsylvania, U.S.
- Safe Harbor Dam, Susquehanna River, U.S.
- Safe harbor (commerce), function as a form of shark repellent used to thwart hostile takeovers
- Safe Harbor Certified Seafood, a brand of mercury tested seafood products
- Safe Harbor (locus), a location in a genome for the insertion of novel DNA that does not perturb endogenous gene activity or promote cancer.