Everything you need to know about cruising and mooring in Plymouth
Marinas and moorings in Plymouth
Discover Plymouth’s varied marinas and moorings and check their location on our marina google map.
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Mayflower marina offers new showers and a large car parking/hard standing area with an excellent boat lift. It also has Wi-Fi, free electricity and water with a good restaurant and a small shop and on site. However, the water is deep here and the pontoons, which are chained to the seabed, can move around. Some of the berths can be difficult to get into when the tide is running.
Sitting inside a locked harbour, there are very few tide and wash problems in this central marina. It’s just a short walk to the Barbican with many restaurants and shops close by. Diesel, Wi-Fi, launderette and high-quality pontoons are available but parking is very limited and there are no lift-out facilities.
Queen Anne’s Battery
A good choice if your boat needs work because there are excellent chandler’s and many engineering services on site. Diesel and petrol are available and there is a good bar and restaurant. The Battery is fairly near to the Barbican but it isn’t the most pleasant of walks.
Plymouth Yacht Haven
A modern marina with many facilities on site, including diesel and pump-out. The pontoons are new, in a sheltered area dredged to at least 2.25m. However, there are few facilities outside the marina and by road it is a long way from Plymouth.
One of the most delightful places to moor in the south west, the River Yealm is quiet and set in beautiful surroundings with local pubs, shops and showers. The countryside offers excellent walks but you will need a tender to go ashore. Weekends can be busy with many sailing boats arriving from Plymouth so get there early for the best moorings.
River Yealm Harbour Authority
Tel: 01752 872533
For more in-depth information check out the full feature in the October 2009 issue of Motor Boats Monthly.