Anchoring Cost - Free!
This beautiful little anchorage inside Plymouth harbour is totally free of charge and it's very easy to get to shore. The anchorage itself was very deep, the water depth from the beach drops off very sharply and so you can find yourself anchored very close to the shore indeed, which felt a bit concerning at times.
It took a few attempts to get our anchor set and some of the locals we spoke to attributed this to large concrete slabs being dumped in the water many years ago by the military. Regardless, we managed to bed in, but after warnings from the locals about potentially getting our anchor stuck, coupled with the depth of the water, we decided to use a trip like with our anchor here, just in case we did get snagged on anything down there.
There's frequently passing boats here and so there's some wash to be expected but this all calmed down by the evening, although we were caught off guard one evening when we went to take Hank to shore for his last toilet break, in the dark, and a group of Royal Marines jumped out in front of us who were practicing water craft landings at night. Certainly an interesting spot.
This place is steeped in history and there are several amazing walks, right off of the boat.