Cruiser Destination Info - 2021 last updated 23/7/21

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Location Originator Date Key Info Subsidiary Info
Beaulieu M O'D
May-21 2 x new H shaped pontoons
At fuel pontoon and at end of trot. Advise pre booking





£10 charge to anchor downstream between piles 20-22

Bucklers Hard Closed private event 14/8/21anchor between piles 20 and 22

Bembridge PM/MW May-21 Finger pontoons no rafting
Advise pre booking
Brixham BP 28/6/21 No visitor berths, use annual spaces vacated. Call ahead and they will monitor spaces. Can anchor outside, but keep away from main channel due to fishing boats
Cowes Folly Inn CS 23/7/21 Mid week no problem getting a mid stream pontoon

Cowes Shepherds

SH 23/7/21
Quiet noisy - ladies showers 5/10
Dartmouth / Dittisham BP 28/6/21 Back to normal -just turn up! Showers/Loos near Quay/ Ham recreational ground open RDYC busy in Julybut may fit in small patries. DYC offer is limited. Mac at DYC suggests thinking a good 2 weeks ahead generally in Dartmouth (Excellent M&S Food hall)
Fowey BP 28/6/21 Harbour working as normal -just turn up Fowey Gallant SC needs 2 weeks notice for dinner bookings 07936 217551
Gosport TA June-21 Booked on phone and paid on arrival Not changed under Covid
Haslar Marina CP Jun-21 Book online - pay on arrival No problem with weekdays during term: we booked about 5 days ahead . We ate at the lightship. Gosport ferry to Portsmouth operates up to 23.00
Newtown Creek BP 28/6/21 Just turn up New Inn Shalfeet closed no staff
Plymouth BP 28/6/21 Booking required in all marinas ow -all full due to increased boat sales. "Some new sailors are being pulled over by the NAVY launches because they do not understand the rules of the road
Poole Main Quay Marina CS 19/7/21 Fully booked to 25/7/21

anchorage at brownsea was quiet - anchorage pick up a mooring just before Rockley no problem

Poole Harbour









Wych Channel -yellow PHC moorings. Some with NO STROP


£24.50 per night from Poole Quay Yacht haven . Can use PQBH facilities and free water taxi included

They take visitors when members berth are free -full facilities including restaurant.But advance enquiry essential

Port Hamble Marina DH 3/7/21 Pre booking advised - no cancellation charge-pay on arrival Restaurant on site. Strong currents through marina
Portland BP 28/6/21 Best to book -taking 18 a day - will Terry to fit you in.Fuel / water available

Anchoring ok in harbour with restrictions. Coves Pub (chesil beach) - outside and first come first served . Boat that Rocks (Marina) 10 days notice for w/e but day before in mid week

Ryde MW Jun-21 Check before going to Ryde It is believed that Ryde has silted up again
Salcombe BP 28/6/21 Back to normal,just turn up No responses from Fortesque Arms: Crab shed fully booked through July

MW 21Jun 21 Check before going to Ryde !! Sand banked up to wall inside and no one on visitors pontoon. Rudder kicked up at 1.4 m of water and shoaled at entrance to 1m at 1.5 hours before HW. Approaching from west we used the second green buoy
Studland Anchorage


Bankes Arm first come first served -test and trace on operation - internet booking
Studland Anchorage







Red mooring buoys inshore - large hooks NO STROPS

New moorings

Many moorings marked as unsafe with yellow tags

New (free) 10 ton eco-moorings are being laid is ongoing and there are currently 6 installed. They have a large triangular ring on the top but are quite low and you may need to feed rope through. First moorings are very close to the southern cliff face

Torquay BP 28/6/21 No visitors berths -full anyway. Possible vacant berth .. but they are taking bookings 7 days ahead
Weymouth BP 28/6/21 Booking required (7 days ahead for rally) no advance payment SH 23/7/2021 In 2022 Plans to move berths to town side (starboard as you enter) so closer to facilities / harbour office
Weymouth SP 29/7/21 Prebook C12 when entering when light Green over White are spotted on South Pier Head

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10m or less berthed on S side in the COVE (non fins) Prepare to raft for info and Lulworth firing range

Yarmouth PC May-21 ON approach call C68 giving loa Pre book as they are getting booked up well in advance.
Don’t forget option of visitors mooring outside CS 23/7/21 38 moorings £10 taxi ticket gives you 24hrs use for boat
Yarmouth TA Jun-21 They will now book a rally min 5 boats