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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 »

Porth Cressa, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England
Porth Cressa is located on the south side of St Mary’s Island which is the largest island in the Isles of Scilly. It is immediately south of the Hugh Town isthmus where the capital and principal port for the Scilly island group lies. It offers an anchorage close to the town. Porth Cressa is well sheltered from west-southwest round through west, northwesterly, north, and light northeast lies but open to south and southeast. If there is any swell it becomes uncomfortable, particularly around high water with westerly winds which tends to wrap around the island and into the bay. Attentive naviga... More »

St Mary's Pool, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England
St Mary's Pool is located inside St Mary’s Island which is the largest island in the Isles of Scilly. It fronts Hugh Town and St Mary's Harbour the capital and principal pier for the Scilly island group. It offers visitor moorings, the possibility of anchoring just outside the harbour limits or coming alongside the pier to dry out. St Mary's Pool is well sheltered from northeast through east to south but becomes progressively more uncomfortable as the wind and swell become westerly and it is wide open to the northwest. The Isles of Scillies, with countless rocks and shoals that are exposed t... More »

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 »