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Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly



The Isles of Scilly with their 150 islands, islets and titled rocks are a popular destination. St Mary's is the largest of the islands.

Many of the uninhabited islands are protected as nature reserves and there are some restrictions regarding landing or approach which must be observed. Islands which are open all year: White Island, off Samson;
Rosevean; Gweal; Samson; Eastern Islands; St Helen's; Puffin Island;
White Island off St Martin's; Northwethal Tean (Please take care not to disturb the ringed plovers and terns nesting above the high water mark on this island).
Islands closed from April 15th to August 20th, except by permit: Annet; Norrard Rocks including Castle Bryher, Illiswillig, Maiden's Bower, Mincarlo and Scilly Rock; the Western
Rocks including Crebwethan, Gorregan, Melledgan, and Rosevear; Stony
Island and Green Island off Samson; Menavaur off St Helen's.

All vessels are prohibited from anchoring in the channel or harbour approaches. No charge for keelage outside the harbour limits: other anchorages at New Grimsby, Tresco Channel, Porthconger, Watermill Cove and Porthcressa

Visitors are requested not to use moorings belonging to local residents.

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St Mary's (Scilly)

St Mary's  harbour is privately-owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. The harbour office is located on the Quay and is open from 08.00 - 17.00 daily.Communication with harbour office on VHF Channel 16, working Channel 14. Please contact the Harbour Master for allocation of deep water ...
1 Feb 12


Small port protected by a breakwater.
27 Aug 11

Newlyn (Cornwall)

Newlyn is a popular stopover point for boats en route for the Isles of Scilly or for crossing the English Channel to Brittany. Newlyn harbour is accessible at all states of the tide.
The harbour is contained by a long North Pier with its adjacent fish market and the shorter South ...
1 Feb 12

Penzance (Cornwall)

Penzance harbour is a popular Mount's Bay mooring point for visitors' yachts and the berth of the Scillonian ferry which travels between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly.Penzance harbour has a wet dock capable of holding craft drawing ft (4.5m) and a drying harbour. The wet dock gates ...
1 Feb 12

Mullion Cove

The cove is situated on the eastern side of Mount's Bay and on the western coast of the Lizard peninsula. The harbour entrance is open to the south-west but is protected by the natural breakwater of Mullion Island half a mile (0.8 km) offshore. The village of Mullion and ...
8 Oct 15

Falmouth Falmouth Marina

Falmouth Marina offers berthing for boats up to 20m (2m draft) outside the sill. Inside the sill berthing is available for boats up to 15m (1.5 draft). Annual Berth Holders, monthly visitorsand daily visitors are welcome.Electricity and water is available on the ...
8 Oct 15


Port .
27 Aug 11


Port protected by a breakwater.
26 Aug 11


White tower. Character:Q(2) 7.5s
18 Aug 07

Southdown Marina

This marina is on the Cornish side of the River Tamar. Having passed Drake's Island in Plymouth Sound and entered the Hamoaze with Cremyll Point to port, you will find Southdown Yacht Club situated on the north side of Millbrook Lake, behind lovely Mount Edgecumbe Park. The location ...
7 Oct 15

Kilmore Quay

18 Mar 14

Ile de Keller

Île privée  au nord d'Ouessant.
14 Nov 10
Local Area


The Sole Bank is a sand bank in the Atlantic Ocean, south-west of Cornwall. It is best known for giving its name to a sea area in the Shipping Forecast. Conventionally it is divided between the Great Sole Bank and Little Sole Bank.
8 Oct 15

Bristol Channel

The Bristol Channel (Welsh: Môr Hafren, meaning 'Severn Sea') is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales fromDevon and Somerset in South West England.
8 Oct 15

NE Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 106.4 million square kilometres (41.1 million square miles), it covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface.
The Atlantic Ocean has irregular coasts indented by numerous ...
31 Jul 11
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