Stokes Bay 

3.5 (4 ratings)
  • 50° 46' 46" N, 1° 9' 27" W / See on the map

Characteristics

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

Type of seabed

  • Sand

  • Mud

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

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

User reviews (4 ratings)

  • David ~ 17/07/2021
    Samphire | Sailboat ~ 9.75 m

    On one of the busiest weekends and with every anchorage rammed we were the only boat anchored here. A very peaceful night in a light northerly. No adverse current effect and much less roll from boat swell than Osborne Bay. Excellent thick mud holding.

    On one of the busiest weekends and with every anchorage rammed we were the only boat anchored here. A very peaceful night in a light northerly. No adverse current effect and much less roll from boat swell than Osborne Bay. Excellent thick mud holding.

  • Tom
    Tom ~ 04/04/2021
    Serenity | Sailboat ~ 10.1 m

    A pleasant spot for lunch, as others have said not one for an overnight. Anchor at either end of the ‘bay’ in the middle at weekends you have dinghy racing and also be mindful of the prohibited area in front of Gosport lifeboat station. Wouldn’t recommend in prevailing south westerlies, but good if wind has any North in it. Don’t tend to roll around as much compared to Osborne bay unless big ship, displacement motorboat racing up the North Channel.

    A pleasant spot for lunch, as others have said not one for an overnight. Anchor at either end of the ‘bay’ in the middle at weekends you have dinghy racing and also be mindful of the prohibited area in front of Gosport lifeboat station. Wouldn’t recommend in prevailing south westerlies, but good if wind has any North in it. Don’t tend to roll around as much compared to Osborne bay unless big ship, displacement motorboat racing up the North Channel.

  • Nick ~ 16/08/2020
    OnBlue | Sailboat ~ 11.5 m

    Just a huge shingle foreshore: not a bay as such. Only really a fairweather spot for lunch or an emergency as not protected from prevailing winds. Lots of traffic in summer months.

    Just a huge shingle foreshore: not a bay as such. Only really a fairweather spot for lunch or an emergency as not protected from prevailing winds. Lots of traffic in summer months.

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