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Wareham, Dorset, England
Wareham is located on the south coast of England, five miles west of Poole on the River Frome. It offers a drying berth alongside the old quays of a historic and charming market town.Nested up a river and a dozen miles from the sea Wareham offers complete protection. Access is straightforward in daylight, thanks to its ample marks, but it is shallow and more suited to moderate to shallow draft vessels that are prepared to work the tides. ... More »

Swanage, Dorset, England
Swanage is a resort town located on the south coast of England close northward of Anvil Point. The town is fronted by a well sheltered bay that offers a highly convenient passage anchorage.Good protection can be had in moderate winds from south by southwest round through west to north by northeast, but it is completely exposed outside of this. The bay tends to reinforce the prevailing winds, causing it to be brusque, and it can be subject to an odd swell. Safe access is available in all reasonable conditions, night or day, and at any stage of the tide. ... More »

Studland Bay, Dorset, England
Studland Bay is located on the south coast of England, in the southwest part of Poole Bay, outside of Poole Harbour and to the north of Handfast Point. It offers a convenient anchorage in a pleasant natural setting.Good protection can be had in winds from south round through west to northwest, but it is completely exposed from north round to east. It can be subject to a scend, that wraps around Handfast Point, after a prolonged southerly blow. Safe access is available in all reasonable conditions, night or day, and at any stage of the tide. ... More »

Shipstal Point, Poole Harbour, Dorset, England
Shipstal Point is located on the south coast of England and on the western recesses of Poole Harbour. It offers an anchorage in a pleasant natural setting.Nested deep within the upper reaches of England’s most extensive natural harbour, Shipstal Point’s protection is very good and it is easily the most protected anchorage the harbour has to offer. Access however is shallow and it is more suited to those with moderate drafts prepared to work the tides for access. Once in, there is plenty of water and especially so in its deep water pool. Access is well marked and straightforward in almost a... More »

Goathorn Point, Poole Harbour, Dorset, England
Goathorn Point is located on the south coast of England and on the southern shores of Poole Harbour. It offers an anchorage in a pleasant rural setting.Located deep within England’s most extensive natural harbour it offers good protection in most conditions. In developed situations, it can be somewhat exposed to the open harbour and the surrounding hills can send down gusts that channel their way up the tributaries. This can become particularly uncomfortable in wind over tide conditions. Access is straightforward in almost all reasonable conditions, night or day, and for the majority of boa... More »

Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset, England
Brownsea Island is located on the south coast of England and is the largest of the five main islands situated within Poole Harbour. It offers a choice of anchorages that all offer a pleasant natural setting.Located deep within England’s most extensive natural harbour the island’s anchorages all offer good protection. Safe access is available in almost all reasonable conditions, and at all states of the tide to its primary anchorage. ... More »

Lake Yard Marina, Poole Harbour, Dorset, England
Lake Yard Marina is located on the south coast of England and upon the northwest shore of Poole Harbour. It is located a little over a mile above the Port of Poole and offers protected moorings with the potential of an alongside berth in a quiet and pleasant setting.Located deep within England’s most extensive natural harbour the moorings offer good protection and complete shelter within the marina itself. Safe access is available in almost all reasonable conditions, night or day, and at all states of the tide. [note] The marina's outer berths and entrance are exposed to very strong tidal cu... More »

Parkstone Yacht Club, Poole Harbour, Dorset, England
Parkstone Yacht Club is located on the south coast of England within Poole Harbour. Situated on the north shore the club operated marina offers protected berths with excellent facilities in a quiet setting. Protected by breakwaters and set within England’s most extensive natural harbour Parkstone Yacht Club offers complete protection. Safe access is available in almost all reasonable conditions, night or day and at all states of the tide.[note] Leisure craft should use a Boat Channel that runs parallel to the commercial shipping channel in the outer entrance. Once inside Poole Harbour take t... More »

Salterns Marina, Poole Harbour, Dorset, England
Salterns Marina is located on the south coast of England within Poole Harbour. Situated on the north shore the marina offers highly protected berths with excellent facilities in a quiet setting. Protected by large breakwaters and set within England’s most extensive natural harbour Salterns Marina offers complete protection. Safe access is available in almost all reasonable conditions, night or day and at all states of the tide.[note] Leisure craft should use a Boat Channel that runs parallel to the commercial shipping channel in the outer entrance. Once inside Poole Harbour take the North Ch... More »

Cobb's Quay, Poole Harbour, Dorset, England
Cobb’s Quay Marina is located on the south coast of England within Poole Harbour in Holes Bay. Situated about a mile above Poole Town Quay the extensive marina offers highly protected berths with excellent facilities in a quiet setting. Set into an almost land locked bay within England’s most extensive natural harbour the marina offers complete protection. Safe access is available in almost all reasonable conditions, night or day, up to Town Quay. The final mile to the marina is restricted by two lifting bridges that coordinate their openings around a fixed schedule. The outer entrance to ... More »