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Kells Bay, County Kerry, Ireland
Kells Bay is situated on the southwest coast of Ireland on the southern shore and deep within Dingle Bay. It is a popular bay with a sheltered beach that has a pier and slips where it is possible to anchor off or pick up public moorings. The bay offers a good anchorage in all but northerly through to easterly winds which send in a large swell and make it untenable. Access is very straightforward at any state of the tide as the bay is clean and there are no outlying dangers and the pierhead has a light.... More »

Cooncrome Harbour (Cuas Crom), County Kerry, Ireland
Cooncrome Harbour is situated on the southwest coast of Ireland upon the southern entrance to Dingle Bay. It is a remote beach at the head of a rocky sea bight with a historic pier and slip. Cooncrome Harbour offers an exposed anchorage that might be used in good conditions where the vessel may be watched from the shore. Access is very straightforward at any state of the tide during daylight as the bay is clean and there are no outlying dangers.... More »

Ormond's Harbour, County Kerry, Ireland
Ormond’s Harbour is a small isolated inlet on the southwest coast of Ireland, on the south bank of the Kenmare River and the north shore of the Beara Peninsula. It offers an isolated anchorage with a small pier at its head for convenient landings. Protected by islands the harbour offers a good anchorage with shelter from west around through south to north. Access however requires careful navigation in daylight but it is available at any stage of the tide.... More »

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 »