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Teen Sound is located within the northern islands of Scilly between the uninhabited island of Tean and St Martin’s. It offers moorings and an anchorage.

Teen Sound is located within the northern islands of Scilly between the uninhabited island of Tean and St Martin’s. It offers moorings and an anchorage.

Forming the channel between two islands, Teen Sound provides good shelter from northeast round through east, south, west to northwest. It can, however, be subject to swell at high water especially with southerly winds and being a channel it can get choppy in wind-over-tide situations. The approach from seaward requires careful pilotage as it is strewn with rocky islets, rocks and ledges that lie very close to the leading marks. Careful daylight navigation in good visibility is, therefore, necessary to make any approach and preferably during settled or light offshore winds. It can be accessed at any stage of the tide but the ideal time to enter is at low water when its hazards are mostly visible.
Please note

Never make an attempt in strong winds with a big swell. Deep draft vessels intending on anchoring should have ground that is capable of holding over a rocky bottom in moderately strong tidal streams.




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Last modified
October 7th 2019

Summary

A good location with careful navigation required for access.

Facilities
Water available via tapWaste disposal bins availableShop with basic provisions 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 areaCashpoint or bank available in the areaPost Office in the areaShore based family recreation in the area


Nature
No fees for anchoring or berthing in this locationRemote or quiet secluded locationAnchoring locationVisitors moorings available, or possibly by club arrangementBeach or shoreline landing from a tenderJetty or a structure to assist landingQuick and easy access from open waterScenic location or scenic location in the immediate vicinitySet near a village or with a village in the immediate vicinity

Considerations
Little air protection



Position and approaches
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Haven position

49° 57.956' N, 006° 18.368' W

This is off Lower Town quay in the position of the moorings.


What are the key points of the approach?

Offshore details are available in southwestern England’s coastal overview from Land's End to Isles of Scilly Route location.
  • Steer a course of 180.3° towards St Mary's TV Tower keeping Goat’s Point just open untill Tinklers Point.

  • Veer off slightly to starboard passing Lion Rock.

  • veer off slightly to port passing Plum Island.

  • Pass about 120 metres off Tinkler's Point and 80 meters off Goat's Point to avoid Thongyore Ledge.


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Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Below are the ten nearest havens to Tean Sound for your convenience.
Ten nearest havens by straight line charted distance and bearing:
  1. St Helen's Pool - 0.4 miles W
  2. Old Grimsby - 0.6 miles WSW
  3. Higher Town Bay - 0.7 miles ESE
  4. Bull's Porth - 0.7 miles E
  5. Bread & Cheese Cove - 0.9 miles E
  6. Perpitch - 1 miles ESE
  7. New Grimsby - 1.1 miles W
  8. Windmill Cove - 1.3 miles SSE
  9. St Mary's Pool - 1.8 miles S
  10. Porth Cressa - 2.1 miles S
These havens are ordered by straight line charted distance and bearing, and can be reordered by compass direction or coastal sequence:
  1. St Helen's Pool - 0.4 miles W
  2. Old Grimsby - 0.6 miles WSW
  3. Higher Town Bay - 0.7 miles ESE
  4. Bull's Porth - 0.7 miles E
  5. Bread & Cheese Cove - 0.9 miles E
  6. Perpitch - 1 miles ESE
  7. New Grimsby - 1.1 miles W
  8. Windmill Cove - 1.3 miles SSE
  9. St Mary's Pool - 1.8 miles S
  10. Porth Cressa - 2.1 miles S
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What's the story here?
Tean Sound as seen from the south
Image: Visit Isles of Scilly


Tean Sound is a narrow, rock fringed but mostly deep passage between St Martin's and the uninhabited island of Tean. It has a quay on the St Martin's side that is overlooked by Karma St. Martin's Hotel and Lower Town. The quay was constructed as part of the earlier St Martin’s Hotel in 1989 and remains in private ownership but with a right of use by the public. Often also called the Hotel Quay, it is used at low tide when Higher Town Quay, the principal landing point, is too shallow to approach.


Tean Sound
Image: Michael Harpur


Lower Town is one of the island’s three main settlements, with the central Middle Town and eastern Higher Town, which has the principal quay, being the other settlements. But in all these cases the term 'town' in their titles should not be taken as something that indicates large settlements. The north and northeastern side of Scilly is much less developed than the other inhabited isles and St Martin’s as a whole, including its scattering of farms and cottages, has a population of less than 150 people. As such, all three are very small hamlets. So the sound is a very quiet berth that is deep, picturesque and one of the best of the handful of anchorages that St Martin’s has to offer to deeper draught boats.


Karma Hotel, St. Martin's above the quay
Image: Visit Isles of Scilly


The sound has a number of moorings laid in the protected pool in front of Karma St. Martin’s. Though the buoys are located in protected waters tidal streams in the channel can attain 2 knots during springs which can make it choppy in wind-over-tide situations. All moorings are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, for a fee of £20 per night paid at the Karma St. Martin’s reception. Those who have lunch or dinner in the hotel simply have to mention they are moored outside to have the fee waived. Karma St. Martin's Resort Direct Dial Landline+44 1720 422317, E-mailreception@karmastmartins.com, Websitewww.karmagroup.com.


View over the moorings from Karma Hotel, St. Martin's
Image: Visit Isles of Scilly


It is also possible to anchor to the north or south of the moorings in the centre of the channel according to conditions. Charted depths in the sound, between Thongyore Ledge and Southward Carn, the southwestern extremity of St Martin's, are between 5.5 and 8.2 metres so it is quite deep. Once again this is in the full stream of the channel over a bottom of mostly rock so an anchor that can deal with rock holding is essential and a second anchor is recommended to avoid the risk of dragging.


Schooner on Karma Hotel moorings
Image: Visit Isles of Scilly


It is possible to step out of the main tidal stream and anchor to the southwest of Crump Island situated off the southernmost point of Tean. As is always the case in the island group as a whole, shoal draught boats or vessels that can take the ground will have the best of it by being able to berth out of the main tidal stream in the channel.


Shoal draught vessels on the beach below Lower Town Quay
Image: Michael Harpur


Southerly winds at high water can be somewhat uncomfortable and there is an alternate anchorage available at Porth Seal off the northern seaward approaches to Tean Sound. This is a bight off the northeast end of St Martin's, south of Plumb Island and its islets and north of Tinkler's Point. The bottom here is mixed with rock, boulders and patches of sand with much weed so a trip line is advisable.


How to get in?
Tean Sound and its northern entrance
Image: Michael Harpur


At high water, there are several alternative approaches to permit access from St Mary’s Road and Old Grimsby Sound. Much of the area between Tresco, Tean and St Martin’s uncovers at LAT but the principal small boat channels only dry to 1 metre at their shallowest. So, with MHWS being 5.7m and MHWN 4.3m, high water provides ample depth for leisure craft to move freely about. Pilotage through the channels however requires some care and should only be attempted, on a first visit, with the benefit of a rising tide. Although the ideal time to enter is at low water, when its hazards are mostly visible, a seaward entry in settled conditions can be made at any stage of the tide is largely seen as the easiest approach. It is this we described here.


There are several alternative approaches from between the islands at high water
Image: Michael Harpur


Tean Sound may look thoroughly uninviting on the chart. The unmarked approach path runs in between two broken ledges with rocks that are covered and uncovered stretching out more ¾ of a mile out from the entrance. The seaway then reduces, at its narrowest point between fringing low-tide rocks, to be only about 120 metres between Tean and St Martin's. None of this looks appealing.

Nevertheless, it is deep and has a conspicuous natural transit that makes it readily navigable in daylight during moderate conditions. Tean Sound and Helen’s Gap and are the two most frequently used passages from the north into the main anchorages to the west of St Martin's. And although the pilotage is slightly more demanding for Tean Sound, it does not have St Helen’s Gap’s inner sand bar which permits an approach at low water when the vast majority of its hidden rocks are exposed and can be seen. The commencement area of the approach may be positively identified by Round Island and its prominent all-white lighthouse, Fl.10s55m18M, that provides an excellent daymark for the north end of the archipelago. So in fair weather, with good visibility for eyeball identification and with the absence of swell, Tean Sound presents little issue.


St Helen's, Pednbrose, Round Island and Black Rock as seen from St Martin's
Image: Michael Harpur


Convergance Point Use southwestern England’s coastal overview from Land's End to Isles of Scilly Route location for local approaches. Vessels approaching from the east should keep north of a latitude of 49 59.000 N to clear White Island and Lion Rock. Vessels approaching from the west or north, keep up towards Round Island, taking care to avoid the Eastward Ledge, drying to 2.9 metres, located 150 metres to the northeastward of the island, and attain a latitude of 49 59.000 N to clear the always covered Deep Ledges that have 0.6 metres over it LAT.


The 180.3° course, right, of St Mary's TV Tower just open of Goat’s Point as
seen from St Martin's

Image: Michael Harpur


Initial fix location From the initial fix steer a course of 180.3° towards St Mary's TV Tower keeping Goat’s Point just open. The transit will lead in safely all the way to Tinkler’s Point, the northwestern extremity of St Martin’s. However, it is prudent to come slightly off transit in a couple of places as it passes unnecessarily close to rocks.


Lion Rock
Image: Michael Harpur


The first of these is very early on where it makes sense to come off transit to starboard to pass about 250 metres to the west of Lion Rock. Lion Rock is the most northerly rocks that are 3 metres high with the most westward showing rock being 1.1 metres. Standing off them avoids the ledges extending westward from the cluster. The transit passes safely to the west but unnecessarily close so breaking off transit is prudent. Using the sounder to follow the 20-metre contour is another way to keep comfortably clear.


Black Rock
Image: Michael Harpur


But do not venture too far west as here is the other broken ledge that extends out from the sound comprising Deep Ledges, Tide Rock, Black Rock, Black Rock Ledges and south Ledge that need to be passed in succession to starboard. The heads of Black Rock will be clearly visible as they always show and the gap between them and Lion Rock is about 400 metres. Maintain a careful watch nevertheless as the tide runs strongly across the approach and when Black Rock is abeam, step back in transit.


Pernagie Island ¼ of a mile within Lion Rock as seen from St Martin's
Image: Michael Harpur


When the rocky Pernagie Island, 9 metres high, draws abeam to port the southern end of Black Rock Ledges, which uncover and dry to 1.9 metres, are opposite and South Ledge, that dries 1.4 metres, is well off track to starboard. Here the 10-metre contour is reached and depths begin to fall rapidly.

After Pernagie Island come slightly off transit to port towards Plumb Island, 13 metres, and its cluster of smaller islets. This avoids a covered rock, awash at chart datum to starboard, and then Rough Ledge, dries 1.4 metres, between Pednbrose, which is the prominent island immediately to the north of Tean, and Plumb Island and its rocky outcrops. Once again the transit passes safely to the east of both of these but unnecessarily close so breaking off transit slightly to the east is prudent.


Thongyore Ledge just visible underwater
Image: Michael Harpur


Returning to transit south of Plumb Island and its cluster of smaller islets will lead into a position about 120 metres off Tinkler's Point, the northeast corner of St Martins. From there on navigating the sound steering to stand about 80 meters off the next point, Goat's Point, to avoid Thongyore Ledge that dries 1.4 metres on the starboard side of the channel - do not be deceived by local boats that will be seen mooring inside of it on the Tean Island side.


Passing Thongyore Ledge
Image: Michael Harpur


The moorings, marked with a green or red buoys, will by now be visible showing the centre of the channel. Lower Town Quay will also be seen 150 metres south of Goat's Point. It has an unlit beacon with a topmark at its seaward end.


Approaching Lower Town Quay at low water
Image: Michael Harpur


Haven location Pick up the moorings or anchor according to conditions north or south. Holding is poor and mostly rock. Shelter for most winds can be found by searching around or moving to Porth Seal.


Moorings in the channel off Lower Quay
Image: Michael Harpur


If possible use the beach for landing so as not to obstruct the island ferries. If the quay is clear it is possible to use it but pull the tender up well clear of the end.

Use the beach for landing so as not to obstruct the island ferries
Image: Michael Harpur



Why visit here?
Tean, pronounced Tee-Ann and more correctly Teän with a diaeresis, derives its name from the female St Theona. The island was the site of an early Christian settlement and the ruins of her dwelling place still remain where the hermit would have prayed.


Tean as seen from Tresco with Great Hill standing prominently on its eastern end
Image: Michael Harpur


The ruins old chapel and churchyard are located to the west of Great Hill. It is a simple rectangular 8th-century stone building that probably would originally have had a small wooden chapel. Sixteen graves were found on Tean and these included an early medieval skeleton of an adult woman and four young children, seemingly making it a lay cemetery. The female skeleton was found under the east wall of the church beneath the position of the alter that suggests it could have been of a nun or perhaps even St Theona herself. Some of the other skeletons, however, show evidence of harder lives. Two of the male burials were those of lepers that would most likely have been contracted in the Mediterranean or the Middle East. Another of the skeletons showed healed amputations of the left hand and right foot, possibly the result of punishment.


View over the approaches to Tean Sound from the north end of St Martin's
Image: Michael Harpur


The history of human inhabitation of Tean goes back much further in time this and it was not just a place for hermits. There is a Bronze Age entrance grave on the low-lying island of Old Man of Tean, adjacent to its western end, as well as on Great Hill to the east that at 30 metres represents the highest point to of the island. The cist grave contained two bronze brooches and possibly the remains of an iron penannular brooch or iron ring that all dated to the first century AD. A late Roman/early medieval midden exposed in the very low cliff-face illustrates that the island had a multi-period occupation both domestic and ecclesiastical site. Numerous pieces of heavily corroded iron, including a gouge and fragment of a small saw blade, possibly Roman period, were found in the midden along with a fragment of Roman or early medieval glass. Remains of field boundaries that can also be seen at extreme low tides date to the Romano-British period.


View from the Stone House Pub one of the best pub views of the group if not the
UK

Image: Michael Harpur


It is believed a settlement on Tean may have served as a small trading port for the rest of Scilly during this period. The islands benefited from being a convenient point for sailors to land for water and provisions. These would have been exchanged for East Mediterranean amphorae containing wine and olive oil, and barrels of Gaulish wine, accompanied by domestic pottery such as jars, beakers, bowls and pitchers. It is suggested that these external contacts lead to the introduction of Christianity to the island group during the late 5th or early 6th century. Nevertheless, by the time of the 1652 survey, Tean was recorded as being uninhabited.


Kelp-burning by Jack Butler Yeats
Image: Public Domain
This was all set to change in 1684 when Arthur Nance, from Falmouth, settled on the small island and set about the recently established French process of kelp burning. This involved gathering seaweed from the shores and laying it out to dry, well above the high water line. Once dried, as early as two days after collection in good weather conditions, it was then burned in small stone-lined pits close to the water's edge. The obnoxious smelling fires would burn from four to eight hours, assisted by quantities of heather and hay. When the fires burned out and they cooled to a white powdery kelp ash remained that was rich in potash, soda and iodine. This was then broken into lumps and removed from the pit to be stored ready for shipment to Bristol and Gloucester where was initially used in glass-making. The ash of the seaweed was also mixed with animal fats and widely used as an antiseptic and ointment for cuts and sores.


The island ferry alongside Lower Town Quay
Image: Michael Harpur


Several generations of the Nance remained afterwards grazing their cattle and burning copious quantities of seaweed. Because the process was so easily carried out on a domestic scale it was not long before other islanders followed the example of the Nance family. Scilly had an abundance of seaweed and 20 tonnes of wet weed yielded 5 tonnes of dry and 1 tonne of kelp ash. The sale of the ash to merchants soon became an important part of Scilly’s economy that vitally supplementing islander incomes. The ash became an effective substitute for expensive Spanish 'Barilla Soda' prepared from salt marsh plants which, until the 19th-century, was the primary source of soda ash and hence of sodium carbonate. One hundred fires are said to have burnt at one time and it became an island mainstay for some 150 years.


St Martin is famous for its white sand beaches
Image: Michael Harpur


It was at its height during the Napoleonic Wars when Britain was largely isolated from Europe and Barilla Soda was unavailable. At this time it became increasingly used in the production of soap and as a result of both these factors, the value of kelp ash became vastly inflated. But the bottom fell out of the market after the Napoleonic Wars. Cheaper imported foreign supplies of soda ash and new chemical processes for the manufacture of alkali on an industrial scale led to the decline of Scilly’s kelp burning industry. It has all but ceased entirely by 1835.


Shallower draught vessels drying out in Tean's East Porth
Image: Michael Harpur


Only about a dozen kelp pits on the islands are known to survive from over a hundred pits recorded at the height of kelp burning. The traces of small quays near surviving kelp pits and the remains of the dwelling of the Nance family can still be discerned today on Tean. A kelp burning pit situated on the costal margin at the foot of the western slope of Tinkler's Hill can be visited and there is another in a section of an eroding dune face to the south of Lower Town, St Martin’s.


Yacht anchored in crystal clear waters at the south end of the sound
Image: Michael Harpur


Tean today is flattish and with several sandy crescents where those that can take to the bottom may dry. The island is composed of a series of granite tors, the highest, Great Hill overlooking the sound. It is now a reserve for wildflower and home to a growing number of Greater and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.


Sunset over Tean's Great Hill as seen from Lower Town Quay
Image: Jeremy Pearson via CC BY-SA 2.0


From a boating perspective, Tean Sound not only provides the opportunity to explore the uninhabited island but, and more importantly, it is also the best anchorage for deep-draft vessels to access St Martin’s and one of the most protected of the archipelago. Both islands are wonderfully picturesque, tranquil and a delight to visit. The northernmost of the main islands, St Martin’s is renowned for stunning beaches and this is well exemplified here. All around are crystal clear waters, idyllic beaches and a prevailing sense of calm.


What facilities are available?
Water in small quantities in jerry cans can sometimes be obtained from the hotel. There is no fuel available on the island. There are no public shower facilities on site however the Karma Group Hotel
maybe able to provide them for a surcharge.

There are two options to get fresh vegetables: A short walk from Lower Town and a little further near St Martin’s Campsite, Scillonian Fayre Island Vegetables +44 7769 613731, Scilly Organic Fruit & Vegetables, +44 7528 136678. Middle Town has better offerings with St Martin’s Stores & PO which includes an off-licence, +44 1720 422801 open 0900-1700 daily, closed for lunch, open for an hour on Sunday mornings. The Island Bakery +44 1720 422111 is also nearby.

Eating out at Karma St Martin’s Hotel +44 1720 422368 and just above on the hillside The Seven Stones Inn +44 1720 423777. Further afield Little Arthur Café & Bistro +44 1720 422779 and Adam’s Fish & Chips +44 1720 423082 at Higher Town.


With thanks to:
Michael Harpur eOceanic.


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About Tean Sound

Tean, pronounced Tee-Ann and more correctly Teän with a diaeresis, derives its name from the female St Theona. The island was the site of an early Christian settlement and the ruins of her dwelling place still remain where the hermit would have prayed.


Tean as seen from Tresco with Great Hill standing prominently on its eastern end
Image: Michael Harpur


The ruins old chapel and churchyard are located to the west of Great Hill. It is a simple rectangular 8th-century stone building that probably would originally have had a small wooden chapel. Sixteen graves were found on Tean and these included an early medieval skeleton of an adult woman and four young children, seemingly making it a lay cemetery. The female skeleton was found under the east wall of the church beneath the position of the alter that suggests it could have been of a nun or perhaps even St Theona herself. Some of the other skeletons, however, show evidence of harder lives. Two of the male burials were those of lepers that would most likely have been contracted in the Mediterranean or the Middle East. Another of the skeletons showed healed amputations of the left hand and right foot, possibly the result of punishment.


View over the approaches to Tean Sound from the north end of St Martin's
Image: Michael Harpur


The history of human inhabitation of Tean goes back much further in time this and it was not just a place for hermits. There is a Bronze Age entrance grave on the low-lying island of Old Man of Tean, adjacent to its western end, as well as on Great Hill to the east that at 30 metres represents the highest point to of the island. The cist grave contained two bronze brooches and possibly the remains of an iron penannular brooch or iron ring that all dated to the first century AD. A late Roman/early medieval midden exposed in the very low cliff-face illustrates that the island had a multi-period occupation both domestic and ecclesiastical site. Numerous pieces of heavily corroded iron, including a gouge and fragment of a small saw blade, possibly Roman period, were found in the midden along with a fragment of Roman or early medieval glass. Remains of field boundaries that can also be seen at extreme low tides date to the Romano-British period.


View from the Stone House Pub one of the best pub views of the group if not the
UK

Image: Michael Harpur


It is believed a settlement on Tean may have served as a small trading port for the rest of Scilly during this period. The islands benefited from being a convenient point for sailors to land for water and provisions. These would have been exchanged for East Mediterranean amphorae containing wine and olive oil, and barrels of Gaulish wine, accompanied by domestic pottery such as jars, beakers, bowls and pitchers. It is suggested that these external contacts lead to the introduction of Christianity to the island group during the late 5th or early 6th century. Nevertheless, by the time of the 1652 survey, Tean was recorded as being uninhabited.


Kelp-burning by Jack Butler Yeats
Image: Public Domain
This was all set to change in 1684 when Arthur Nance, from Falmouth, settled on the small island and set about the recently established French process of kelp burning. This involved gathering seaweed from the shores and laying it out to dry, well above the high water line. Once dried, as early as two days after collection in good weather conditions, it was then burned in small stone-lined pits close to the water's edge. The obnoxious smelling fires would burn from four to eight hours, assisted by quantities of heather and hay. When the fires burned out and they cooled to a white powdery kelp ash remained that was rich in potash, soda and iodine. This was then broken into lumps and removed from the pit to be stored ready for shipment to Bristol and Gloucester where was initially used in glass-making. The ash of the seaweed was also mixed with animal fats and widely used as an antiseptic and ointment for cuts and sores.


The island ferry alongside Lower Town Quay
Image: Michael Harpur


Several generations of the Nance remained afterwards grazing their cattle and burning copious quantities of seaweed. Because the process was so easily carried out on a domestic scale it was not long before other islanders followed the example of the Nance family. Scilly had an abundance of seaweed and 20 tonnes of wet weed yielded 5 tonnes of dry and 1 tonne of kelp ash. The sale of the ash to merchants soon became an important part of Scilly’s economy that vitally supplementing islander incomes. The ash became an effective substitute for expensive Spanish 'Barilla Soda' prepared from salt marsh plants which, until the 19th-century, was the primary source of soda ash and hence of sodium carbonate. One hundred fires are said to have burnt at one time and it became an island mainstay for some 150 years.


St Martin is famous for its white sand beaches
Image: Michael Harpur


It was at its height during the Napoleonic Wars when Britain was largely isolated from Europe and Barilla Soda was unavailable. At this time it became increasingly used in the production of soap and as a result of both these factors, the value of kelp ash became vastly inflated. But the bottom fell out of the market after the Napoleonic Wars. Cheaper imported foreign supplies of soda ash and new chemical processes for the manufacture of alkali on an industrial scale led to the decline of Scilly’s kelp burning industry. It has all but ceased entirely by 1835.


Shallower draught vessels drying out in Tean's East Porth
Image: Michael Harpur


Only about a dozen kelp pits on the islands are known to survive from over a hundred pits recorded at the height of kelp burning. The traces of small quays near surviving kelp pits and the remains of the dwelling of the Nance family can still be discerned today on Tean. A kelp burning pit situated on the costal margin at the foot of the western slope of Tinkler's Hill can be visited and there is another in a section of an eroding dune face to the south of Lower Town, St Martin’s.


Yacht anchored in crystal clear waters at the south end of the sound
Image: Michael Harpur


Tean today is flattish and with several sandy crescents where those that can take to the bottom may dry. The island is composed of a series of granite tors, the highest, Great Hill overlooking the sound. It is now a reserve for wildflower and home to a growing number of Greater and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.


Sunset over Tean's Great Hill as seen from Lower Town Quay
Image: Jeremy Pearson via CC BY-SA 2.0


From a boating perspective, Tean Sound not only provides the opportunity to explore the uninhabited island but, and more importantly, it is also the best anchorage for deep-draft vessels to access St Martin’s and one of the most protected of the archipelago. Both islands are wonderfully picturesque, tranquil and a delight to visit. The northernmost of the main islands, St Martin’s is renowned for stunning beaches and this is well exemplified here. All around are crystal clear waters, idyllic beaches and a prevailing sense of calm.

Other options in this area


Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Alternatively here are the ten nearest havens available in picture view:
Coastal clockwise:
Bull's Porth - 0.7 miles E
Bread & Cheese Cove - 0.9 miles E
Bude Haven - 52.6 miles NE
Ramsgate - 189.2 miles ENE
Dover - 185.5 miles ENE
Coastal anti-clockwise:
St Helen's Pool - 0.4 miles W
Old Grimsby - 0.6 miles WSW
New Grimsby - 1.1 miles W
The Cove - 2.9 miles SSW
St Mary's Pool - 1.8 miles S

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