Isles of Scilly

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Watermill Cove, St Mary’s

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This remote anchorage on the northeast side of St Mary’s is well sheltered from south through west to northwest and is an excellent retreat from strong southwesterlies, when St Mary’s Pool becomes unbearable and the nearby anchorage of Porth Cressa is unsafe.

And that’s not the only reason to visit, once here a beautiful sandy bay awaits you and, like many anchorages in the Isles of Scilly, it is devoid of crowds.

Watch out for

Changing weather conditions

Great for
A reliable bolt-hole

Local tip
A good base for exploring St Mary’s on foot as a series of paths will take you round the island

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