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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 »

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 »