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Ballydehob Bay, County Cork, Ireland
Located on Ireland’s southwest coast, Ballydehob Bay lies at the head of the extensive shallow Roaringwater Bay inlet. It offers a secluded anchorage in a remote area with access to the small coastal town up the estuary with a rise of the tide. It is also possible to dry out alongside the old town quay.Sheltered from the sea by rocks and islands to the westward of it, Ballydehob Bay provides a good well-sheltered anchorage. Access is available at all stages of the tide requires attentive daylight navigation to find and pass through a fairway leading to the bay through extensive marine farms ... More »

Poulgorm Bay, County Cork, Ireland
Located on Ireland’s southwest coast, Poulgorm Bay lies at the head of the extensive shallow Roaringwater Bay inlet. It offers a secluded anchorage in a remote area that is overlooked by the tower of a historic castle. Sheltered from the sea by rocks and islands to the westward of it, Poulgorm Bay provides a good well-sheltered anchorage. Access is available at all stages of the tide requires attentive daylight navigation to find and pass through a fairway leading to the bay through extensive marine farms in the head of the bay. ... More »

Castlepark Marina, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Castlepark Marina is situated less than half a mile upriver from Kinsale town on the east bank and opposite side of the River Bandon. The marina is a full-service marina with ample berths.Set upriver in the fjordlike valley estuary of the River Bandon, and in a virtually landlocked natural harbour, the marina offers complete protection. The same features and scarcity of hazards outside the entrance provide for safe access in all reasonable conditions, night or day on any state of the tide. ... More »

Fahy Bay, Ballynakill Harbour, County Galway, Ireland
Fahy Bay is tucked into the southern arm of Ballynakill Harbour on the west coast of Ireland between Cleggan Point and Rinvyle Point. It offers one of the best anchorages of the inlet in an entirely sequestered location with lovely views of the surrounding hills. The bay offers good protection from north round through west to south and should it become exposed perfect protection may be obtained via a short move. Harbour access is straightforward at any stage of the tide but only during daylight and the bay is obstructed by a sand bar that requires a rise of the tide to pass over.... More »

Elly Bay, Blacksod Bay, County Mayo, Ireland
Elly Bay lies on the northwest coast of Ireland, on the east side of the Mullet Peninsula and within Blacksod Bay. It provides a well-protected anchorage off a wide-sweeping arch of a beach in a quiet and secluded location near a small quay.The anchorage provides excellent protection and is considered the best anchorage available in Blacksod Bay in which it is possible to find complete protection from any wind direction. The bay may be safely approached at any time of the day, at any stage of the tide and in all reasonable conditions. ... More »

Green Bay, Bryher, Scilly, Cornwall, England
Green Bay lies on the east side of Bryher one of the smaller of the inhabited islands of Scilly. It offers a drying bay that is a perennial favourite for vessels that can take to the bottom. The bay provides good shelter from south-by-southwest through to north and tolerable protection from all other sectors save developed south easterlies at high water. Lying between the islands of Tresco and Bryher it may be approached from between the islands to the south or from seaward to the north. Both directions require attentive navigation, during daylight, as there are local offlying dangers and no l... More »

Old Town Bay, St Mary's Island, Scilly, Cornwall, England
Old Town Bay is located on the south side St Mary’s Island which is the largest island in Scilly. The bay dries and is full of local boat mooring but it is possible to anchor outside its entrance and land on its slip or beach.The entrance to Old Town Bay is well sheltered from the west through north to the northeast but becomes progressively more uncomfortable as the wind and swell become easterly and it is wide open to the south. Attentive daylight navigation is required as there as several hazardous outliers that need to be circumvented but it may be approached at any stage of the tide as ... More »

Porth Conger, St Agnes, Scilly, Cornwall, England
Porth Conger is a small northwest opening inlet that lies between St Agnes and its adjacent isle of Gugh in Scilly. It provides a pretty anchorage adjacent to the island's principal quay. The small bay provides a good anchorage in winds from northeast round through to south to west but is exposed wind edges further north. Access is straightforward at any stage of the tide with the benefit of daylight.... More »

The Cove, St Agnes, Scilly, Cornwall, England
The Cove is a small south opening inlet that lies between St Agnes and its adjacent isle of Gugh in Scilly. It provides an anchorage in a quiet 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 island group's 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 »