West coast and Wales

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Watermouth Cove, north Devon

Top 25 Anchorages > West coast and Wales > Watermouth Cove

This snug and shallow inlet, situated opposite Waterworth Castle, is well sheltered from all but the strongest northwesterlies. The view from the anchorage is striking, with impressive headlands overlapping eastward beyond Hangman Point.

In quiet weather or southerly winds it’s quite feasible to stay overnight at Watermouth, but if there’s any northerly wind it’s probably best to stick to a lunch-time stop.

Watch out for
Heavy surge in strong NW winds

Great for
Lunch-time stop

Local tip
Nearby Watermouth Cove Holiday Park does decent meals in the evening

Watermouth Cove map | Devon | Top 25 Anchorages | Cruising guides | Motor Boats Monthly |

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