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Lantic Bay, Cornwall, England
Lantic Bay is a remote beach on the south coast of England located a mile and a quarter east of the entrance to Fowey. It provides an anchoring opportunity and a lovely beach to land on during very settled offshore conditions. The bay is wide open to the Atlantic and as such offers an exposed anchorage only in light northerly winds with the absence of swell. Dayling access is straightforward as there are no immediate outlying dangers.... More »

Mousehole, Cornwall, England
Mousehole is a tiny harbour situated on the west side of Penzance Bay and on England's southwest coast, about fourteen miles northwest of Lizard Point and seven miles east of Land's End. Its drying harbour can accommodate medium or small boats that can dry out and deeper draft vessel can anchor outside in settled conditions. Those who can enter and dry will find good protection except from the south or southeast but the anchorage is only for settled offshore winds. Access requires attentive navigation during daylight as there is a rocky island offshore and at high water for those intending on ... More »

Newlyn, Cornwall, England
Newlyn Harbour is situated on the west side of Penzance Bay and on England's southwest coast, about fifteen miles northwest of Lizard Point and seven miles northeast of Land's End. This is principally a fishing port but it accommodates leisure craft inside and it is also possible to anchor outside of the harbour walls during good conditions.The harbour provides good protection except during strong southeasterly conditions which send an uncomfortable surge into the harbour. Newlyn is the localities port of refuge offering safe access at all states of the tide, night or day, and all reasonable c... More »

Penzance Harbour, Cornwall, England
Penzance Harbour is situated in the northwest part of Penzance Bay on England's southwest coast about fifteen miles northwest of Lizard Point and eight miles northeast of Land's End. It is a small drying port that offers pleasure craft the potential of locking-in to its wet dock, anchoring outside in settled conditions or picking up one of its tide wait moorings overnight. Drying moorings may also be available in its tidal harbour.The wet dock offers complete protection from all conditions but its gate only opens for a quater of the tidal cycle. Access is straightforward night or day, near hig... More »

Saint Michael's Mount, Cornwall, England
Saint Michael’s Mount is a highly distinctive pyramid rock topped by a castle in Penzance Bay on England's southwest coast about fourteen miles northwest of Lizard Point. It offers the possibility of drying out in its small harbour or anchoring close outside.The anchorage is exposed but the harbour offers tolerable protection to those that can dry. Although appearing to provide good protection, by facing inshore and away from Atlantic wind and waves, it is subject to a backwash of swell from the mainland during bad weather that creates a dangerous surge inside the harbour. Access requires at... More »

Porthleven Harbour, Cornwall, England
Porthleven is a small fishing harbour on England's southwest coast located in Mounts Bay eight and a half miles northwest of Lizard Point. The shallow harbour dries and boats that can take to the bottom can dry out alongside a quay in its inner harbour.The harbour is exposed to west and southwest but in bad weather baulks of timber are placed across the entrance to the inner harbour to provide complete protection. Access requires attentive navigation at high water and during daylight as the entrance is fringed with rocks. The entrance is entirely open to the west and southwest so that it may o... More »

Mullion Cove & Porth Mellin, Cornwall, England
Mullion Cove with the small pier of Porth Mellin is a cove somewhat protected by a small island on England's southwest coast about four miles northwest of Lizard Point. It offers a temporary anchorage outside its small drying harbour in a remote setting.The cove provides a good anchorage in easterly or southeasterly conditions but is only partially protected by the island from prevailing winds. Approaches north of the island are clear but attentive daylight navigation is required as the cove is fringed with rocks.... More »

Kynance Cove, Cornwall, England
Kyanance Cove is a small remote stack surrounded cove on England's southwest coast situated a mile northwest of Lizard Point. It offers a temporary anchorage off a beautiful beach in a natural setting.The anchorage is highly exposed and can only be availed of in settled or very light northeasterly conditions in the absence of any swell. Approaches from the south are clear but attentive daylight navigation is required as the cove is fringed with rocks.... More »

Cadgwith, Cornwall, England
Cadgwith is a small working cove on England's southwest coast, two miles northeast of Lizard Point and ten miles southwestward of Falmouth. It offers a temporary anchorage off an attractive traditional fishing village.The cove provides an exposed anchorage that may only be availed of in settled westerly conditions. Approaches from the southeast are clear but attentive daylight navigation is required as the cove is fringed with rocks and there is a covered outlier.... More »

Coverack, Cornwall, England
Coverack is a small harbour on England's southwest coast, six miles northeast of Lizard Point. It offers an anchorage in moderate offshore winds or, should space be found, the option of drying out on flat sand behind its small pier.The cove provides tolerable shelter in moderate westerly conditions. Positioned in the southwest end of a clean bight the approach is straightforward during daylight but the surrounding area is notoriously rocky.... More »