Isles of Scilly 

5 (3 ratings)
  • 49° 57' 2" N, 6° 21' 0" W / See on the map

Characteristics

  • Anchor
    Allowed
  • Mooring buoys
    Unavailable
  • Anchor stern to
    Unavailable
  • Lines ashore
    Not necessary

Type of seabed

  • Sand

Protection against wind & swell

100% — Protection score
Cloudy
10.4°C
11.3°C
Wind
  • Speed : 29 knots
  • West (252°)
Swell
  • Height : 5.4 m
  • West (274°)

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
    Available
  • Snack
    Available
  • Water
    Available
  • Dock
    Available

User reviews (3 ratings)

  • Carol
    Carol — 14/07/2019
    Toloa Nueva | Sailboat — 16.45 m

    The islands provide many sheltered Anchorage’s, favourites are St Helens pool, Cove, great bay, water mill, Porth Cressa, all free of charge. St Marys harbour have moorings for a fee of £20 up to 40’ & £25 up to 60’. Highly recommended.

    The islands provide many sheltered Anchorage’s, favourites are St Helens pool, Cove, great bay, water mill, Porth Cressa, all free of charge. St Marys harbour have moorings for a fee of £20 up to 40’ & £25 up to 60’. Highly recommended.

  • Oz
    Oz — 28/07/2019
    Eclipse of Penarth | Sailboat — 13 m

    There are several great anchorages in the Scillies but they can fill up quickly in summer. A popular venue for weekenders from France, the Scillies is also a good stop off for Brits sailing the West coast and Ireland en route South. That was my excuse for a long weekend on the hook. With a very strong Southerly wind we looked initially at Porth Conger on St Agnes. This was sheltered but has filled up with moorings recently. St Mary’s has 10 large visitor moorings at £25 each (up to 60’) and about 20 smaller ones at £20 ( up to 40’) Not much for moorings we pushed on to Watermill Cove North of St Mary’s. This is idyllic. I’m sat there now watching a seal and listening to the birds alerting me to passing walkers. The holding is good on sand but there is ell grass so test your holding. Protection is offered from 120 to 320. There can be some swell here but nothing upsetting. A short dinghy trip takes you ashore to one of 2 beautiful small beaches with several others easily within reach. Hugh town is a 40 minute walk away and is a pleasant adventure in itself. Port Cressa is our next stop. Protected from all but the South it is very close to Hugh town and again has good sand holding. It is perfect for storing up by dinghy and also pushing off to the South. A more comprehensive list of my planned possible anchorages is at our website, sailingeclipse.com. Can’t fault the Scillies for a small cruising trip. Enjoy. Oz

    There are several great anchorages in the Scillies but they can fill up quickly in summer. A popular venue for weekenders from France, the Scillies is also a good stop off for Brits sailing the West coast and Ireland en route South. That was my excuse for a long weekend on the hook. With a very strong Southerly wind we looked initially at Porth Conger on St Agnes. This was sheltered but has filled up with moorings recently. St Mary’s has 10 large visitor moorings at £25 each (up to 60’) and about 20 smaller ones at £20 ( up to 40’) Not much for moorings we pushed on to Watermill Cove North of St Mary’s. This is idyllic. I’m sat there now watching a seal and listening to the birds alerting me to passing walkers. The holding is good on sand but there is ell grass so test your holding. Protection is offered from 120 to 320. There can be some swell here but nothing upsetting. A short dinghy trip takes you ashore to one of 2 beautiful small beaches with several others easily within reach. Hugh town is a 40 minute walk away and is a pleasant adventure in itself. Port Cressa is our next stop. Protected from all but the South it is very close to Hugh town and again has good sand holding. It is perfect for storing up by dinghy and also pushing off to the South. A more comprehensive list of my planned possible anchorages is at our website, sailingeclipse.com. Can’t fault the Scillies for a small cruising trip. Enjoy. Oz

  • Sam

    very sheltered

    very sheltered