Top 25 anchorages

Fall in love with the British Isles all over again by discovering our pick of the best places to drop the hook.

Picture yourself motoring along, enjoying a stunning cruising ground before dropping the hook in a secluded, sun-drenched bay. That’s the sensation we’ve tried to capture with our guide to the best anchorages in the UK.

This is by no means an exhaustive list (there are far too many to mention), but hopefully an eye-opener to the wealth of great anchorages on your doorstep. Anchoring is a terrific reminder of just why we all signed up to this boating lifestyle in the first place and the diverse and beautiful waters around the British Isles are the perfect backdrop.

Read our regional guides:


Solent and Isle of Wight

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Channel Islands

Isles of Scilly



West coast and Wales


‘Summer Loving’ appeared in our August 2009 issue. Buy the full article here.