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Durdle Door, Dorset, England
Durdle Door is a small open bay situated close west of Lulworth Cove on the south coast of England. It is entirely open save for a fronting ledge but it has, as its eastern promontory, end one of most famous rock formations in England that makes it an attractive day anchorage.Durdle Door offers shoal draft vessels an exposed lunch stop anchorage in offshore and settled conditions. In any southerly component conditions, or in the event of any swell from that direction, the bay is entirely untenable. Careful eyeball navigation is required to approach and anchor. ... More »

Ringstead Bay, Dorset, England
Ringstead Bay is a small bay situated on the south coast of England about midway between Weymouth and Lulworth Cove. It is a pretty rural bay that provides a deep-water anchorage off a delightful finely-pebbled beach.Ringstead Bay offers a tolerable anchorage in offshore and settled conditions where an overnight stay would be possible. But in any southerly component conditions, or in the event of any swell from that direction, the bay is entirely untenable. Although flanked by foul ground, on both sides, an approach from the southeast, in daylight, is straight forward. ... More »

Lulworth Cove, Dorset, England
Lulworth Cove is a small costal bight situated on the south coast of England about midway between Saint Alban’s Head and Weymouth. It is a highly picturesque, almost-circular, bay surrounded by tall cliffs that affords an anchorage in one of England’s most picturesque locations.Lulworth Cove offers a tolerable anchorage in offshore and settled conditions where an overnight stay would be possible. But in any southerly component conditions that approach force 4 or above it is subject to a swell that makes it entirely untenable. Although its entrance is difficult to distinguish from seaward, ... More »

Worbarrow Bay, Dorset, England
Worbarrow Bay is a large open costal bight situated close east of Lulworth Cove on the south coast of England. The bay affords sheltered anchorages in its corners, of Mupe Bay and Worbarrow Tout, in a remote natural setting.Good protection may be found from all but southerly winds by tucking into the appropriate corner. Daylight access is straight forward as, apart from few inshore dangers and some foul ground surround its points, the bay is wide open and free from outlying dangers. [note]Anchoring is only permitted when Lulworth Gunnery Ranges are not in use. [/note]... More »

Chapman's Pool, Dorset, England
Chapman’s Pool is a small horseshoe shaped bay located a mile north by northwest of Saint Alban’s Head on the south coast of England. When settled conditions are accompanied by offshore winds it offers a remote anchorage in a magnificent natural setting.The small cove offers a tolerable anchorage in winds from north and east. It is however subject to any swell from southeast round to southwest to which it is entirely exposed. Daylight access is straightforward.... More »

Christchurch Bay, Dorset, England
Christchurch Bay is a section of open coastline on the south coast of England between Hengistbury Head and Hurst Spit. Largely exposed to the prevailing winds it affords some measure of protection in its north western corner and in settled conditions offshore winds.This is an exposed anchorage that may only be made use of in suitable settled conditions. Access is straightforward as apart from ledges extending from its extremities the bay has no outlying dangers and gradually shoals to the shore.... More »

Christchurch Harbour, Dorset, England
Christchurch Harbour is a natural coastal bay located on the south coast of England close north of Hengistbury Head. Once an important commercial port it has long since silted up and is today the domain of shoal draught vessels. There are no specific visitor arrangements or designated anchoring areas so berthing will require some searching through a variety of options. The completely enclosed and largely drying harbour offers complete protection from all winds. Access requires attentive navigation as the harbour is shallow, has a bar outside its entrance and is subject to very strong tidal st... More »

Poole Yacht Club, Poole Harbour, Dorset, England
Poole Yacht Club is located on the south coast of England on the northwest shore of Poole Harbour. It is sailing club situated on the western side of Port of Poole that welcomes visiting yachtsmen from recognised clubs.Located deep within England’s most extensive natural harbour and behind substantial breakwaters the club offers complete protection. Safe access is available in almost all reasonable conditions, night or day, and at all states of the tide. [note] As the club accommodates its visitors in the berths of its absent members it advisable to make contact to check availability in adva... More »

Ridge Wharf Yacht Centre, Poole Harbour, Dorset, England
Ridge Wharf Yacht Centre is located on the south coast of England on the River Frome, five miles west of Poole and within the Isle of Purbeck. It is a boatyard and marina in a pleasant rural setting.Nestled up a river and more than ten miles from the sea the marina offers complete protection. Attentive navigation is required for access and it is shallow making it more suited to moderate to shallow draft vessels that are prepared to work the tides. [note] As the marina has very few visitor berths it is advisable to make contact and check availability prior to any approach. [/note]... More »

Redclyffe Yacht Club, Poole Harbour, Dorset, England
Redclyffe Yacht Club is located on the south coast of England on the River Frome, five miles west of Poole and within the Isle of Purbeck. It is a small, friendly club that accommodates visitors in vacant berths belonging to its members.Nestled up a river and almost a dozen miles from the sea the club offers complete protection. Attentive navigation is required for access and it is shallow making it more suited to moderate to shallow draft vessels that are prepared to work the tides. [note] As the club accommodates visitors in vacant berths it is advisable to make contact and check availabilit... More »