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Poole Harbour, Approach and Entrance, Anchorages at Studland Bay and South Deep

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Safe Offing for Swashway Channel (see chart) 50:39'.06N 001:54'.85W


Admiralty 2611, SC5601

Rules & Regulations

6 Knts within 200m of Beach


Old Harry Race, Strong Tidal Stream in Harbour Entrance, Chain Ferry, Shipping

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW cannot be related to Dover,. MHWS 2.00m MHWN 1.6m MLWN 1.1m MLWS 0.3m. See tide tables-   (links)

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General Description

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Poole itself is a huge natural harbour, much of it shallow with several.......
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From the South identify Handfast Point, and it's attached Old Harry Rocks (see photo gallery)...... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Studland Bay provides good shelter in westerly winds and has good holding ground. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson | 2nd May 2018
We have checked upon the Studland Bay Conservation Zone and there are no legal restrictions to anchoring there. No other changes; new charts and new prices
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Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 10th May 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in May 2106. The MCZ controversey in Studland Bay rumbles on but , at the moment, no yachting restrictions are in place. There are no plans at the moment to provide mooring buoys there.
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Update March 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 20th Mar 2014
There are no changes apart from the removal of the Voluntary No Anchor Zone. That trial has been completed.
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Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 4th Feb 2013
The notes for the Approaches to Poole harbour and the Anchorages in Studland Bay were updated by Don T on the 4th February 2013. There are no changes to the original notes apart from the revision of the circumstances surrounding the Voluntary No Anchor Zone in Studland Bay.
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