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New Grimsby

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New Grimsby Sound lies to the northwest of Tresco, the second-biggest island of the Isles of Scilly, between it and the smaller Bryer Island. It offers an anchorage with visitor moorings.

The sound provides good shelter from north round through east, south and west and is only open to wind and swell from the northwest. It can, however, become uncomfortable at high water when strong south to south by southwest winds make themselves felt between the islands and particularly so during wind-against-tide at Springs. New Grimsby Sound requires attentive navigation for access during daylight, as there are local offlying dangers and no lit marks, but it may be accessed from the north at any stage of the tide.

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Keyfacts for New Grimsby
Water available via tapWaste disposal bins availableTop up fuel available in the area via jerry cansShop with basic provisions availableSlipway availableShore based toilet facilitiesShowers available in the vicinity or by arrangementHot food available in the localityPublic house or wine bar in the areaMarked or notable walks in the vicinity of this locationPleasant family beach in the areaInternet café in the areaMarine engineering services available in the area

Anchoring locationVisitors moorings available, or possibly by club arrangementBeach or shoreline landing from a tenderQuick and easy access from open waterScenic location or scenic location in the immediate vicinitySet near a village or with a village in the immediate vicinityHistoric, geographic or culturally significant location; or in the immediate vicinity

Note: can get overwhelmed by visiting boats during peak periodsNote: harbour fees may be charged

Protected sectors

Current wind over the protected quadrants
Minimum depth
7 metres (22.97 feet).

3 stars: Attentive navigation; daylight access with dangers that need attention.