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Dinish & Furness Islands, County Galway, Ireland
Dinish Island lies on the outer approaches to Kilkieran Bay that is entred close north of Golam Head which forms the western extreme of the northern shore of Galway Bay. It provides a secluded anchorage with crystal clear waters over sand. Dinish island, along with Furnace island close south, afford good shelter from southerly winds. Access is straightforward at all stages of the tide but requires daylight as the channel leading to the anchorage is encumbered with several rocky patches.... More »

Newhaven, Sussex, England
The town of Newhaven lies on England’s southeast coast on the estuary of River Ouse, about eight miles westward of Beachy Head and six miles eastward of Brighton. It is an active commercial and ferry port with a marina and drying berths upriver.Tucked away upriver and in a western pocket of the harbour the marina offers complete protection. Safe access may be had in all reasonable conditions, day or night and at all states of the tide. ... More »

Rye Harbour, Sussex, England
Rye Harbour lies at the mouth of the River Rother, which empties into the English Channel about twenty-five miles south-westward of Dover. It offers drying berths either in the harbour area, close within the river entrance, or alongside the quays of the historic town.Upriver and dried out twice a day, the river offers complete protection. Access is straightforward night or day but navigation is limited by a bar that fronts the entrance and dries to more than a metre. The tidal range here is large enough to provide ample water to clear the bar at high water. Newcomers should plan to arrive a co... More »

Littlehampton, Sussex, England
Littlehampton is a small commercial and yachting centre on the mouth of the River Arun. It is situated on the southeast coast of England, about ten miles north-eastward of Selsey Bill. The small harbour offers a town quay pontoon, where most vessels can lie afloat, and for those that take t the mud the drying pontoon berths of a club or marina.Littlehampton offers good protection but will be uncomfortable in any developed south-easterly conditions that send a swell up the harbour. For those that take to the mud, the upriver marina offers complete protection. Access is straightforward night or ... More »

Shoreham, Sussex, England
Shoreham is a seaside town and busy commercial port on the southeast coast of England located about five miles west of Brighton. Set on the estuary of River Adur it offers the potential of a berth in a small marina or a local club in a non-tidal basin that is approached through locks or for those that can take to the mud the opportunity to dry out in the mouth of the river.Locked into the harbour's inner basin Shoreham offers complete protection from all conditions. The harbour’s well-marked channel and wide entrance provide safe access at all stages of tides, night and day, in all reasonabl... More »

Sovereign Harbour (Eastbourne Marina), Sussex, England
Sovereign Harbour, or Eastbourne Marina, is a large-scale artificial harbour, Waterfront retail and restaurant development that lies close north of Langney Point, about fifteen miles east of Brighton. The marina complex is made up of several basins entered via one of two high capacity locks that are available 24x7x365.Sovereign Harbour's inner basins offer complete protection from all conditions. The harbour’s well-marked channel and wide entrance provide safe access at all stages of tides, night and day, in all reasonable conditions. The only exception is during strong conditions from east-... More »

Brighton, Sussex, England
Brighton is a seaside resort on the south coast of England situated forty miles eastward of the Isle of Wight. It is a busy cosmopolitan city that offers visiting craft a large-scale marina complex.Brighton Marina offers complete protection from all conditions. The harbour’s well marked and wide entrance provides safe access at all stages of tides, night and day, in all reasonable conditions except for a southeast gale. It is, however, not that deep and vessels carrying anything more than a moderate draft should check the available depth at low water. ... More »

Bude Haven, Cornwall, England
Bude Haven is a small seaside resort town on Cornwall's north coast about ten miles to the northeast of Boscastle. It dries entirely but offers a sea lock where a vessel may lie afloat in perfect security and a flat sandy beach for those that can take to the bottom. The beach is exposed west round to north but the sea lock offers complete protection from all conditions, once in, but this is subject to many constraints in this haven that faces out into the Atlantic Ocean. The harbour master requires 24 hours notice to permit access to the sea lock and conditions have to be very settled or a mod... More »

Looe Harbour, Cornwall, England
Looe is is a small coastal town, fishing port and tourism destination situated between Plymouth and Fowey on the mouth of the River Looe. The harbour dries out but it offers two berths for visitor boats who can take to its sandy bottom alongside the town quay. During offshore winds, it is also possible to anchor outside the entrance.The harbour berths offer good protection except in strong southeasterly conditions where it can become uncomfortable. Access is only available at high water but straightforward. A leading light at the head of its entrance pier supports night access but it is advisa... More »

River Yealm, Devon (South Coast), England
The Yealm River is entered from the northeast corner of Wembury Bay, a large coastal bight situated close east of Plymouth Sound. The river and its tributary creeks offer a range of mooring, anchoring and drying out opportunities in a beautiful natural setting.Complete protection may be had from all conditions in the River Yealm and especially so the further a vessel proceeds upriver. Access is straightforward as, although there are outlying dangers and a sandbar to be negotiated, most all dangers are marked by transits and buoys so they may be easily circumvented. Deeper draft vessels may be ... More »