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The Cove, St Agnes, Scilly, Cornwall, England
The Cove is a small south opening inlet that lies between the island of St Agnes and its adjacent isle of Gugh in Scilly. It provides an anchorage in a remote and natural setting.The Cove is a good anchorage providing shelter from southwest round through west through north to east. It is also one of the groups most straightforward anchorages to approach and can be accessed at any stage of the tide with the benefit of daylight.... More »

Higher Town Bay, St Martin's, Scilly, Cornwall, England
Higher Town Bay is a shallow open bay located to the south of St Martin’s, Scilly. It offers an anchorage for vessels that can take to the bottom or for shoal draft vessels during neaps.The bay provides good shelter from west round through north to northeast. Access from the south requires attentive navigation with good visibility and it must be approached with a sufficient rise of the tide. ... More »

Perpitch, St Martin's, Scilly, Cornwall, England
Perpitch is small bight on the southeast corner of St Martin’s Island of the Scilly group. It offers a shallow anchorage in a natural setting. A shallow bight surrounded by reefs and shoals, Perpitch provides tolerable shelter from west round through north. Careful daylight navigation with good visibility is necessary to make any approach as there are several outlying ledges that need circumvention. For boats carrying any draft, it can only be accessed at the latter stage of the tide as there is a shallow rocky ledge on the inner approach. ... More »

Bull's Porth, St Martin's, Cornwall, England
Bull's Porth is remote bay on the northeast end of St Martin’s Isle, Scilly. It offers an anchorage in a remote and sequestered location. The deep bay provides good shelter from east round through south to west. Attentive daylight navigation with good visibility is necessary to make any approach as outlying ledges need circumvention. It can be accessed at any stage of the tide but the ideal time to enter is at half-tide or lower when its primary hazard is visible. ... More »

Bread & Cheese Cove, St Martin's, Cornwall, England
Bread and Cheese Cove is remote bay on the northeast corner of St Martin’s Isle, Scilly. It offers an anchorage in a remote and sequestered location. The deep horseshoe-shaped cove provides good shelter from east round through south to west. Attentive daylight navigation with good visibility is necessary to make any approach as outlying ledges need to be circumvented. It can be accessed at any stage of the tide but the ideal time to enter is at half tide or lower when its primary hazard is visible. ... More »

Tean Sound, St Martin's, Cornwall, England
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 dayli... More »

St Helen's Pool, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England
St Helen’s Pool is located within the northern islands of the Isles of Scilly and to the south of the uninhabited island of St Helen’s. It offers an anchorage in a sequestered setting. Unlike any other anchorage in the island group, St Helen’s Pool provides nearly all-round good shelter. Although having little in the way of air cover the surrounding islands and reefs that ring the anchorage keep it free of swell at all times save for at high tide. The approach requires careful pilotage and there is a moderately shallow inner bank that requires a sufficient rise of tide to cross to finall... More »

Old Grimsby, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England
Old Grimsby Sound is located on the northeast side of Tresco, the second-biggest island of Scilly, and in an area enclosed by the northern Isles. It offers an anchorage with visitor moorings. Although not quite as good as its near neighbouring New Grimsby Sound, Old Grimsby provides a good berth that is one of the best the island group has to offer. Good shelter may be had here from north round through east through south to the west but it is open to swell if the wind veers north of west. It is also slightly more challenging to enter than New Grimsby Sound as it has a shoal in its entrance and... More »

New Grimsby, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England
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 ther... More »

Windmill Cove, Isles Of Scillys, Cornwall, England
Watermill Cove is located on the northeast side of St Mary’s Island, the largest island of Scilly. It offers an anchorage in a remote location just off one of the primary routes into the island group. Watermill Cove is well sheltered from south round through west to northwest. It is a key anchorage as it is one of the best places in the group to endure the winds of a southwesterly gale albeit not in comfort as a heavy southwesterly swell tends to wrap around the island and make its way into the cove. The bay needs attentive navigation in daylight as although approaches from seaward are open... More »