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Brixham, Devon (South Coast), England
Situated in the south of Tor Bay, on England's south coast, Brixham is a large seaside town and fishing port fronted by an extensive harbour. The town caters for visitors on its municipal harbour pontoon and an extensive marina set within its breakwater and wave screen. It is also possible to anchor off outside the harbour albeit more exposed.The shape of the bay protects the harbour from the prevalent sectors and a large breakwater from easterly conditions so that it offers complete protection from all conditions. It is however slightly exposed to refracted swell waves and wind waves from the... More »

Torquay, Devon (South Coast), England
Situated in the northwest corner of Tor Bay, on England's south coast, Torquay is a large seaside resort town fronted by an extensive harbour. The town caters for visitor boats on its municipal harbour pontoon or in the extensive marina set within its harbour walls.Tucked into the corner of the naturally protected bay and behind large harbour walls, the harbour offers complete protection from all conditions, if subject to some swell in heavy south easterlies. Safe access is available in all reasonable conditions, day or night and at all stages of the tide. However, there can be a backwash from... More »

Hope Cove, Devon (South Coast), England
Hope Cove is a northeast-facing bay situated four and half miles south of Teignmouth and on the north side of the entrance point to Tor Bay on England's south coast. The open bay offers visiting boats an anchorage in a secluded natural setting.Tucked in below its high cliffs the bay offers good shelter from northwest round through west to south, even in strong conditions. Approaches are straightforward at all stages of the tide in daylight as there are no outlying dangers.... More »

Anstey’s Cove, Devon (South Coast), England
Anstey’s Cove is an east-facing bay situated four miles south of Teignmouth and little over a mile north of Tor Bay on England's south coast. The small open bay offers visiting boats an anchorage in a secluded natural setting.Tucked in below its high cliffs the bay offers good shelter north round through west to southwest even in strong conditions. Approaches are straightforward at all stages of the tide in daylight as there are no outlying dangers.... More »

Babbacombe Bay, Devon (South Coast), England
Babbacombe Bay is a northeast facing bay situated three miles south of Teignmouth and less than two miles north of Tor Bay on England's south coast. The open bay offers visiting boats an anchorage and the opportunity to pick up mooring buoys close to its small stone pier.Tucked in below high cliffs the bay offers good shelter from west of north round through west to southwest even in strong conditions. Approaches are straightforward at all stages of the tide in daylight as there are no outlying dangers.... More »

Teignmouth, Devon (South Coast), England
Teignmouth is situated in the northwest corner of Lyme Bay, on the north side of the entrance to the River Teigh on England's south coast. It offers visiting boats two mid-river pontoon close to the town’s back beach.Situated in a landlocked harbour, the pontoons offer complete protection from all conditions. Approaches require attentive navigation owing to strong currents and a shifting sandbar, with a metre or less in places that require a rise of the tide to make an approach. The harbour is not accessible in any developed onshore conditions or swell from the northeast around to south, par... More »

Starcross Yacht Club, Devon (South Coast), England
Starcross Yacht Club is situated on the west bank of the River Exe estuary on England’s south coast. It offers the potential of drying out on the sands fronting the club or anchoring off the fairway nearby. Tucked away in the north end of the estuary it affords total protection from the west and tolerable protection from all other points except strong southerly conditions. Daylight approaches are straightforward as, although the Exe entrance is challenging, it is well marked with lateral marks some of which are lit. However, as it has to be approached near high water, some planning is requir... More »

Starcross, Devon (South Coast), England
Starcross is a small village on the west bank of the River Exe estuary on England’s south coast. It offers the possibility of anchoring off close to the village or perhaps picking up a vacant club mooring. Tucked in under the western shore, Starcross provides good protection in all westerly conditions. Daylight approaches are straightforward as although the Exe entrance is challenging, it is well marked with lateral marks some of which are lit. However, as it has to be approached near high water some planning is required to time the approach appropriately. ... More »

Turf Lock (Exeter Canal), Devon (South Coast), England
Turf Lock is the entrance to the Exeter Ship Canal which is approached from the River Exe estuary on England’s south coast. It offers deepwater marina pontoons in the basin, moorings and the possibility of anchoring off clear of the fairway. Low airdraft vessels also have the possibility of visiting the city of Exeter.Tucked away inside the river estuary and locked-in, Turf Lock offers protection from all conditions. Daylight approaches are straightforward and although the Exe entrance is challenging, it is well marked with lateral marks, some of which are lit. However, as it has to be appro... More »

The Bight, Exe Estuary, Devon (South Coast), England
The Bight is a traditional mooring area situated immediately within the estuary of the River Exe on England’s south coast. It offers visitor moorings provided by the Exeter City Council. Tucked away inside the river estuary The Bight offers good protection from all conditions. However, currents run strong here and boats will most likely be tide rode. Daylight approaches are straightforward as although the Exe entrance is challenging, it is well marked with lit lateral marks. However, as it has to be approached near high water and in daylight, some planning is required to time the approach ap... More »