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CAHERSIVEEN MARINA, County Kerry, Ireland
The marina is some 2NM up river from Knightstown, Valentia. It is a small but well sheltered marina where you can safely leave your boat. The staff are very friendly. The marina is well maintained and shore power is part of the deal. Although near to the town it is quiet and safe.... More »

Rabbit Island, County Cork, Ireland
North of Rabbit IslandNature anchorage with nothing but shelter from swell and wind. Good holding (in sand/gravel??).Little bay nested in between the cliffs of the coast and Rabbit Island.Straightforward access from the East/North-East.There might be some fishing gear in the bay.... More »

Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Lyme Regis is a seaside town with a tidal harbour at the head of Lyme Bay on the south coast. It provides seasonal pontoons, moorings for visiting boats in its outer harbour, and the potential to dry out in its inner harbour or anchor outside.This is a good berth in suitable or settled conditions but strong southerly and particularly south-easterly winds send in an uncomfortable surge into the harbour and make the outer harbour area completely untenable. Although subject to draft considerations, access is straightforward in suitable weather conditions, night or day. [note] Any developed south-... More »

West Bay (Bridport), Dorset, England
West Bay, also known as Bridport, is a small harbour at the head of Lyme Bay on the south coast. It provides seasonal pontoons for visiting boats with a moderate draft in its outer harbour.This is a good berth in all but strong southerly and particularly south-easterly winds which, when approaching force 4 or more, send in an uncomfortable surge or swell that makes the outer harbour untenable. A berth further inside the harbour may be possible during these conditions depending on availability. Although subject to draft constraints, access is straightforward in suitable weather conditions, nig... More »

Church Ope Cove, Isle of Portland, Dorset, England
Church Ope Cove is a small cove on the east side of the Isle of Portland. It permits a fair weather anchorage off a beautiful and historic shale beach.This is an exposed anchorage that offers a measure of protection to the westerly or north-westerly winds behind its high cliffs. The cove offers straightforward daylight access, although there are no marks there are no outlying dangers. [note] Vessels approaching from the west must make navigational arrangements to avoid Portland Race. [/note]... More »

Small Mouth, Portland Harbour, Dorset, England
Portland Harbour is an extensive harbour situated on the south coast. It permits vessels to anchor inside the inner harbour area.Tucked away within the inner harbour, the anchorage offers good protection. The area is however severely windswept and the inner harbour so vast that it can only offer protection to westerly winds. In all other conditions, Portland Marina may be relied upon for a good night. Safe access is available night or day, at any stage of the tide and in all reasonable conditions. [note] Vessels approaching from the west must make navigational arrangements to avoid Portland Ra... More »

Portland Marina, Dorset, England
Portland Marina is situated on the south coast and within Portland Harbour. It offers an ultra-modern marina with all facilities in the old naval harbour.Tucked away within the inner harbour, and behind its own substantial rock breakwaters, the marina offers complete protection. The area is however severely windswept and subject to some movement in heavy easterlies. Safe access is available night or day, at any stage of the tide and in all reasonable conditions. [note] Vessels approaching from the west must make navigational arrangements to avoid Portland Race. [/note]... More »

Weymouth Marina, Dorset, England
Weymouth Marina is a marina set into the seaside resort town of Weymouth. It offers visitors berths in the heart of the picturesque town with highly convenient access to the town and its beach.Tucked away at the head of Weymouth Harbour the marina offers complete protection from all conditions. Safe access is available night or day, at any stage of the tide and in all reasonable conditions. [note] The marina requires a bridge lift for access. Vessels approaching from the west must make navigational arrangements to avoid Portland Race. [/note]... More »

Weymouth Harbour, Dorset, England
Weymouth is a seaside resort town with a small commercial harbour, on the south coast of England. It's historic and picturesque quays offer a range of pontoon berths, and in fine weather it is possible to anchor immediately outside in the bay.Weymouth Harbour offers good protection but swell can run up the outer harbour in strong easterly and north-easterly winds. In such conditions, the separately covered and more protected Weymouth Marina, located immediately upriver, may have visitors' berths that offer complete protection. Safe access is available night or day, at any stage of the tide and... More »

Durdle Door, Dorset, England
Durdle Door is a small open bay situated close west of Lulworth Cove on the south coast of England. It is entirely open save for a fronting ledge, but at its eastern promontory end it has one of the most famous rock formations in England, which makes it an attractive day anchorage.Durdle Door offers shoal draft vessels an exposed lunch stop anchorage in offshore and settled conditions. In any southerly component conditions, or in the event of any swell from that direction, the bay is entirely untenable. Careful eyeball navigation is required to approach and anchor. ... More »