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Plymouth, Plymouth Sound, Anchorages and Central Marinas

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Draystone Buoy 50:18'.83N 004:11'00W Shagstone (safe distance off) 50:19'.05N 004:07'.70W


Admiralty 30, 1967, 1900, 1901, 1902, 871, SC5602

Rules & Regulations

10 knts in Plymouth Sound, 8 knts in Cattewater, 5 Knts Approaches to Marinas, Dead Slow within Marinas.


Busy Naval and Commercial port, see text for regulations. Strong tidal streams, Upper Reaches Dry.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Dover-0540 MHWS 5.5m MHWN 4.4m MLWN 2.2m MLWS 0.8m

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General Description

Plymouth is one of the finest deep water harbours in the country, ... read more


Approaching from the West the visiting yachtsman or motorboater will pass..... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Just outside of Plymouth Sound to the West it possible to..... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson | 1st May 2018
The prices have increased, (one marina has broken the £4.00 a metre barrier) But, all told, very little else has changed. The days of this town being dominated by the Navy have gone as our Navy has shrunk - all the old haunts have closed, been knocked down or burnt down.
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Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 10th May 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in May 2016. The area around King Point Marina is getting less like a builder's yard and their new restaurant is in operation. Most marinas have increased their prices but Sutton Harbour has dropped theirs.
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Written by mark prior | 4th Apr 2015
The shower, loo and laundry block has just re-opened (April 2015) and is stunningly good. It's worth visiting Plymouth just because it's probably better than your bathroom at home. Grey slate tiling, option include just showers, showers with sink, showers with loo and sink. And, get this, a bath option. Five star. I haven't been paid to say this, but I live aboard here and am deilighted with the change after a winter of cold portacabins.
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Update March 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 19th Mar 2014
These notes were reviewed in March 2014. There's a NEW MARINA!! It has been developed by Sutton Harbour Marina and is located in the old Millbay Dock inner basin. At the time of writing the surrounding area may be a bit raw but it is scheduled for "regeneration" and will improve. All details have been included in the text above. Other than that we've updated prices where possible - everyone has gone up a few percent on the 2013 prices.
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 1st Feb 2013
The harbour notes for Plymouth, Plymouth Sound etc were updated by Don T on 1st February 2013. All hyperlinks were checked, corrected and some new ones added. Prices have been updated for the 2013 season and, in some cases, these have been adjusted down or 2012 rates maintained.
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Tom Webb, around Britain on a 21' Beneteau 2011
Written by Tom Webb Sailing | 31st Oct 2011
28/8 – Plymouth – Plymouth is one of my favourite places and maybe because of that I chose to go to Uni there. Entering Plymouth you either can enter through the West of Eastern entrance due to the large break water that situates in the centre of the harbour, there is fantastic views of Drakes Island and Smeatons tower on the barbican, you can either go to Queen Marys Battery marina or go through the lock into Sutton Marina, I was is Sutton marina and is a fantastic marina with modern facilities and quality service. Before getting to the marinas there is a danger marked by a square of cardinals but all the dangers are very well marked and the lock keeper on the VHF is the stand-up comedian of the airwaves.
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