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Swanage, (Anchorage)

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


North of Pierhead 50:36'.7N 001:57'.00W


Admiralty 2172, SC5601

Rules & Regulations



Race and Overfalls Peveril Ledge to S, Old Harry to N, Various drying ledges in bay

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Dover -0235 Springs, +0120 Neaps Maximum normal range 0.4m Neaps to 1.5m Springs   (links)

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General Description

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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Anchor clear of the pier to suit draft. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Anchor fouling
Written by DerekH | 18th Sep 2022
Just to back up earlier comments- I anchored in north of the bay. Even with light northerly winds it was quite rolly at times. Also at 5m contour my anchor fouled on something. Powerful windlass just pulled the bow down. Motoring around it eventually cleared it - definitely recommend using a buoyed trip line.
Update April 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 26th Apr 2022
No changes
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Pleasant bay but a bit rolly
Written by Tyro Sailor | 12th Jul 2021
I anchored here close in, on the drying line in way of the water taxi pontoon one night early in July. Even here there was perceptible rolling with a moderate SWly outside. Clean sand and clear water allowed me to see the hook well dug in. Being a Friday night the local yoofs were out but they quietened down eventually.
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 14th Apr 2021
No changes
Written by Don Thomson | 2nd May 2018
Nothing has changed
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 12th May 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in May 2106. No changes apart from updating the charts
Update March 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 24th Mar 2014
These notes were reviewed March 2014. The work on the damage to the pier in the winter of 2012/13 has now been completed.
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 8th Feb 2013
These notes were reviewed on the 8th of February 2013 by Don T. No significant changes apart from the exclusion zone around the Pier.
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