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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 and upon 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 i... 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.Nested 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.Nested 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 availability... More »

Wareham, Poole Harbour, Dorset, England
Wareham is located on the south coast of England, deep within the Isle of Purbeck and 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. 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. ... 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 »