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Mevagissey, Cornwall, England
Mevagissey Harbour is situated on England's southwest coast about twelve miles northeast of Falmouth. It offers a berth alongside its substantial outer pier, fore and aft moorings close inside the entrance or drying out in the back of the harbour. The area outside of the harbour provides good shelter from prevailing winds so it is also possible to anchor off outside in good conditions.The harbour provides good shelter in anything but easterly component winds. With easterlies, it quickly becomes very uncomfortable inside and it can be dangerously exposed to an easterly gale. With a prominent li... More »

Charlestown, Cornwall, England
Situated on England's southwest coast and on the northwest shore of St. Austell Bay, Charlestown is the only harbour the bay offers. Little has changed here since Georgian times, and given adequate notice, the pretty harbour receives visiting boats into an inner wet basin. In good conditions, it is also possible to anchor outside or maybe dry in the outer basin.Complete protection can be had when locked in to the harbour’s inner wet basin. Attentive navigation is required for access as the entrance is constrained, difficult and there is a lock to enter. It is best addressed by newcomers with... More »

Par, Cornwall, England
Par Harbour is a drying industrial harbour on the northeast shore of St. Austell Bay on England's southwest coast. The small clay port closed to commercial traffic in 2009 but its slipways are used by a local sailing club.In northerly winds, the shore to the south of the harbour offers a good anchorage. Likewise, the sheltering walls of the harbour may serve in an emergency. St. Austell Bay is to the largest part clear of obstructions, making daylight access straightforward in all conditions that the anchorage is serviceable.... More »

Polkerris, Cornwall, England
Polkerris is a small drying harbour on the south coast of England, situated close west of Fowey and about midway between Falmouth and Plymouth. The tiny harbour area dries beyond its pier but it has a very good anchorage outside. Polkerris is open to the prevailing wind but offers a very good anchorage in northeast round to southeast winds. Daylight access is straightforward in all conditions that the anchorage is serviceable, as there are no local unmarked outlying dangers.... More »

Fowey, Cornwall, England
Fowey is a small harbour town on the south coast of England that lies about midway between Falmouth and Plymouth. The harbour authority provides a range of sheltered deep water moorings throughout the estuary for visiting boats. Set within the sheltered waters of a fine natural harbour, Fowey offers complete protection. The lower harbour is subject to swell during strong south by south-westerlies, but complete protection may be obtained by continuing further up the estuary. Access is straightforward in most conditions, at any stage of the tide, night or day, although it can get rough in heavy ... More »

Polperro Harbour, Cornwall, England
Polperro is a small fishing harbour on the south coast of England that lies about midway between Fowey and Looe. It offers medium-sized vessels the possibility of drying within the inner harbour or mooring afloat in its approaches.The narrow inlet provides a tolerable berth in very settled conditions or in offshore winds from west through north to northeast. Attentive navigation is required for access as the inlet is fringed by dangerous rocks on either side. Although lit at night it is best approached by newcomers in good conditions during daylight. The harbour is dangerous to approach during... More »

River Tamar & Tributaries, Cornwall, England
The River Tamar flows into the English Channel by passing through Plymouth Sound on England's south coast. The river and its tributaries offer many anchorages and berthing opportunities for deep draft vessels and many more for shoal draft vessels that can take to the mud when the water is away. Entered by passing through the protected Plymouth Sound, the river offers complete protection from all conditions. Plymouth Sound and the path to the river mouth may be safely accessed through the wide and deep commercial channels that exist on either side of Plymouth Breakwater in all reasonable condi... More »

Plymouth Harbour, Devon (South Coast), England
Plymouth is a city situated on the south coast of England that lies between the Rivers Plym and Tamar, which flow into Plymouth Sound. It is a sizable city and busy port that offers a host of marinas and anchoring opportunities to leisure craft.It is one of Europe's finest deep water anchorages and it offers complete protection from all conditions in at least one of its marinas. The harbour may be safely accessed through its wide and deep channels that exist on either side of its breakwater in all reasonable conditions, at any stage of the tide, night or day. ... More »

River Avon, Devon (South Coast), England
The River Avon is located near the centre of Bigbury Bay on England's south coast and about ten miles eastward of the approaches to Plymouth. The sandy river and its estuary entirely dry at low water and it offers an anchorage to vessels that can make an approach at high water and then take to the bottom when the water is away.The Avon River offers complete protection once in. However, the river mouth is completely open to the southwest and cannot be entered, or exited, when there is any swell. Hence it is only available in very settled conditions or with light northerly component winds and is... More »

River Erme, Devon (South Coast), England
The River Erme is located near the head of Bigbury Bay about seven miles eastward of the approaches to Plymouth on England's south coast. The sandy river mouth largely dries at low water and anchoring is only permitted at the entrance, either in the deep water outside or in the drying or shallow waters closer in.The Erme River is an exposed anchorage that is completely open to the southwest. It is only available in very settled conditions with northerly component winds. Access requires attentive navigation as there are some covered rocks and a reef fronting the entrance.... More »