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Great British Anchorages 

Let us share with you the very best of the British anchorages we've visited, and how we found them. This work will be ongoing so be sure to book-mark the page. 

It's an absolute privilege and a pleasure to explore and share the very best locations with everyone that we can and it's our sincerest hope that this resource over time develops into something of use to everyone and perhaps helps narrow down some locations for you to enjoy, especially when time feels as if it's increasingly becoming more scarce. Let us find and share Britains gems with you all and save you some time on the hunt.

If you'd like to support our efforts in building this resource then you're more than welcome to do so over on our Patreon Page here. You really would be helping us create (hopefully) an amazing resource.

Now, enjoy the fruits of our labour.... So far.

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Anchorage Map

Click on one of the map sections to reveal the exact location of our favourite anchoring destinations.


Anstey's Cove

Torbay - Devon (English Riviera) 

FREE Anchorage


Barn Pool

Plymouth Harbour - Cornwall

FREE Anchorage


Chapmans Pool

Jurassic Coast - Dorset

Free Anchorage 


Helford River

Helford River - Cornwall

FREE Anchorage

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Lantic Bay

Lantic Bay - Near Fowey (Cornwall)

FREE Anchorage 

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Netley Abbey

Southampton Water - Solent

FREE Anchorage



Polperro - Cornwall

Charged Mooring

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Penzance - Cornwall

FREE Anchorage

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River Tamar

Tamar River - Near Calstock

FREE Anchorage


St Mawes

Near Falmouth - Cornwall

FREE Anchorage 

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Studland Bay

Jurassic Coast - Dorset

FREE Anchorage

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St Michaels Mount

Near Penzance

FREE Anchorage

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St Mary's Bay

St Mary's Bay - Devon (Torbay)

FREE Anchorage 

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Porth Scatho

Porth Scatho - Cornwall

FREE Anchorage

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River Dart (Entrance)

Dartmouth - Near Brownstone Battery

FREE Anchorage

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Babbacombe Bay

Devon  - (English Riviera) 

FREE Anchorage

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Beaulieu River

The Solent

Charged Anchorage

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Falmouth - Cornwall

Charged Anchorage 

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Hope Cove

Hope Cove - Devon

FREE Anchorage


Mupe Bay

Jurassic Coast - Dorset

FREE Anchorage


Porth Curno

Porth Curno - Cornwall

FREE Anchorage 


Poole Harbour

Poole Harbour - Dorset

FREE Anchorage 

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Priory Bay

Isles of Wight - Solent

FREE Anchorage

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River Fal

River Fal - Near Malpas

Charged Anchorage


Sunny Cove

Salcombe - Devon

Charged Anchorage 


Silver Cove

Torbay - English Riviera 

FREE Anchorage

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South Tresco

Tresco - Isles of Scilly

FREE Anchorage 

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Swanage ​- Dorset (Jurassic Coast)

FREE Anchorage 

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River Dart

Dartmouth - Devon

Charged Anchorage


Worbarrow Bay 

Jurassic Coast (Dorset)

FREE Anchorage


Burgh Island

Devon  -  Bigbury - on - Sea

FREE Anchorage



Plymouth Harbour - Cornwall

Free Anchorage 


Fishcombe Cove

Fishcombe Cove - Near Brixham (Devon)

FREE Anchorage

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Lulworth Cove

Jurassic Coast - Dorset

FREE Anchorage

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New Grimsby Sound

In between Tresco & Bryher - Isles of Scilly

Charged Anchorage

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Mevagissy Bay - Cornwall

FREE Anchorage

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Osborne Bay

Osborne Bay - Isle of Wight (Solent)

FREE Anchorage

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Portland Harbour

Jurassic Coast - Dorset

Charged Anchorage

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Trefusis Point

Near Falmouth - Cornwall

Charged Anchorage 

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St Martins

Lower Town Beach - Isles of Scilly

Charged Mooring

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Salcombe - Devon

Charged Anchorage

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St Mary's Pool

St Mary's - Isles of Scilly

FREE Anchorage 


Talland Bay


FREE Anchorage 

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White Rock

River Dart - Devon

Charged Anchorage

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