Whatever your boating interest, there is no argument that the waters around Plymouth offer something for everyone. With rivers, coves and harbours all options for day sails, there are hundreds of hidden gems to see around the south west.
Our Haven staff are all experts on the local area and where to sail. So if you want to explore somewhere new or want further tips, then do not hesitate to ask.
Providing good shelter from the S-SW, this attractive little bay nestles beneath the grandeur of the National Trust's Mount Edgcumbe Estate. Anchor close to the steeply shelving beach, from where it's a couple of minutes walk to the Edgcumbe Arms. A perfect lunch stop, only a couple of miles from Plymouth Yacht Haven, and a perfect place from which to observe the warships leaving and returning to the dockyard. It's worth setting an anchor trip line due to underwater obstructions.
If the wind is in the east, it's possible to tuck in under the sheer cliffs at Jennycliff, between Mountbatten Breakwater and Fort Bovisand. This is particularly popular when Cawsand is untenable in south or southwesterly winds. It is also possible to anchor under Bovisand Bay and Crownhill Bay if the wind is from the east. Both bays are just to the easy of the breakwater.
A popular anchorage with good holding and plenty of space, just off the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand.
Sheltered in the prevailing winds, particularly the south-west, this can be a wonderful lunchtime or overnight stop. There's plenty of room to land on the beach and sample one of the several good pubs whilst admiring your boat. Although only a few miles from Plymouth Yacht Haven, this bay feels like a different part of the world, largely because it's tucked away on a peninsula and takes what seems like several days to travel to by road!
For organised Cruises in Company and other social sailing events, visit and join the Cattewater Cruising Club. www.cattewatercruisingclub.org.uk