Gighay and Hellisay

To the north-east of Barra and a couple of miles out in the Sound lie the rock-and-heather islands of Gighay and Hellisay. With a combined area of less than 500…

Babbacombe Bay

On Devon’s eastern flank there is a degree of protection from the prevailing winds and Tor Bay served as an excellent anchorage for the Channel Fleet during the Napoleonic wars.…

Santa Luzia

In the tropics, it won’t be long until your swinging circle of personal space is encroached upon as others crowd into your secret idyll. Remote and isolated anchorages abound in…

Anchorages

Whilst cruising the Dorset coast Tom Cunliffe was intrigued by the sight of boats anchored behind some rocks so decided to investigate. He wasn’t disappointed by what he found in…

Anchorages

Rush along the coast and you may miss some scarce-visited delights of Cork, including Kitchen Cove in Dunmanus Bay, says Norman Kean

‘In this boat-free season of family gatherings, here’s a fine new holiday game…’ In Swallows and Amazons, the children endearingly name creeks and inlets, islands and bays: Wild Cat Island,…

Poole Harbour

After bobbling to the powerboats wake in Studland Bay, the tranquillity of Whiteground Lake, Poole Harbour, is a welcome relief, as Graham Snook explains

Anchorages

Bob Shepton finds a handy haven in the icy wilderness of the North West Passage, Canada, with a choice of inlets and bays for shelter from any wind direction