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England




"England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight. It is the largest country of the British Isles.

The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world. The English language, the Anglican Church, and English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world – developed in England, and the country's parliamentary system of government has been widely adopted by other nations. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world's first industrialised nation.England's terrain is chiefly low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there is upland and mountainous terrain in the north (for example, the Lake District and Pennines) and in the west (for example, Dartmoor and the Shropshire Hills). The capital is London, which has the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and, prior to Brexit, the European Union. England's population of over 55 million comprises 84% of the population of the United Kingdom, largely concentrated around London, the South East, and conurbations in the Midlands, the North West, the North East, and Yorkshire, which each developed as major industrial regions during the 19th century.The Kingdom of England – which after 1535 included Wales – ceased being a separate sovereign state on 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union the previous year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland (through another Act of Union) to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland." Wikipedia






Latest Reviews

London

We enjoyed our visit to London, it is a great place to visit on a sunny day, even in winter. We walked around St Catherine's docks and Gretna Green.

East Cowes Marina

A well maintained clean busy marina with a great modern pub ‘Lifeboat’ on the eastern side of the river Medina.

Folly Reach

A pleasant meander up the creek and a friendly welcome to the Folly Inn with taxi service from mooring pontoons.

Haslar Marina

A pleasant marina, good parking, nice cafe and friendly staff. Lots of well signed mooring berths in a sheltered position just off the solent.

Newton Ferrers

This is truly a spectacular spot on the English riviera. Noss Mayo is also very pretty.

Kingsbridge

We passed through Kingsbridge and found other towns and villages to be much nicer.

Salcombe

We visited during the evening and enjoyed the street full of bars and restaurants overlooking the harbour. Very quaint.

Outer Hope

We stayed in this pretty little bay during a trip to South Devon. The two beaches and surrounding coastline are beautiful.

Dartmouth

A wonderful bustling town, with friendly locals and a relaxed atmosphere.





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Top facilities

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Sunsail Yacht Charter
1 . Sunsail Yacht Charter

Sunsail have been at the forefront of sailing vacations for over forty years. Since our very first Flotilla set sail from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf in 1974, we've expanded to destinations across t...

Cornish Cruising
2 . Cornish Cruising

Based in one of the largest natural harbours in the world, Cornish Cruising is uniquely placed to offer fantastic sailing holidays with our yacht charter or to improve your knowledge and safety wit...

Solent yacht Charter
3 . Solent yacht Charter

Solent Yacht charter offer a variety of craft for bareboat charter, including sailing yachts from 36 to 50 foot, or high speed motorboats and RIBs. All boats are comprehensively equipped and compl...





Top Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Weymouth Marina
1 . Weymouth Marina

Weymouth Marina is tucked away at the head of the harbour, with quiet, secure berths just a stroll from the beach and shops.

Port Hamble Marina
2 . Port Hamble Marina

Port Hamble Marina is on the River Hamble, right in the heart of the South Coast's sailing scene. With thousands of visitors every year, this busy marina is popular with racing enthusiasts and crui...

Cowes Yacht Haven
3 . Cowes Yacht Haven

Cowes Yacht Haven represents the heart of the sailing world in Cowes. Whether you are looking to berth your boat or entertain corporate clients in a unique setting, Cowes Yacht Haven has it all. ...

East Cowes Marina
4 . East Cowes Marina

With the exception of a few berths, the marina is dredged to 2m. We've happily moored Clipper round-the-world yachts, Swan 60s and even a Volvo 70. Very deep draught yachts should check clearance a...

Folly Reach
5 . Folly Reach

It can take as little as 20 minutes to motor to Folly Reach from the harbour entrance. Almost halfway up the River Medina, it is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Cowes and is designated a...

Haslar Marina
6 . Haslar Marina

The friendly atmosphere at Haslar Marina is supported by the active Haslar Yacht Club, helpful on-site businesses and bars, and the can-do approach of our staff. Some of our berth holders have been...

Port Solent Marina
7 . Port Solent Marina

Port Solent is at the northern most point of Portsmouth Harbour some 45minutes of motoring up a dredged channel. The marina provides excellent shelter and facilities. Port Solent is a worthy recipi...

St Katherine Docks
8 . St Katherine Docks

St. Katharine Docks offers great facilities in an iconic setting. As the only central London marina, visitors can enjoy the unique experience of sailing up the Thames and mooring right next to the ...

Noss Marina
9 . Noss Marina

Set on the sunny eastern bank of the River Dart, in a secluded area of outstanding natural beauty and just minutes from Dartmouth, Noss on Dart Marina offers easy access to some of the most beautif...

Gunwharf Quay
10 . Gunwharf Quay

Fantastically located at the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour, beneath the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays Marina offers immediate access to the Solent and some of the best sailing and c...

Topsham Quay
11 . Topsham Quay

This quayside mooring drys in low tide along with the whole river.

Sidmouth Beach
12 . Sidmouth Beach

A drying beach used by a local sailing club.

Trinity Landing
13 . Trinity Landing

Trinity Landing is located just inside the entrance to Cowes Harbour and provides walk-ashore access to the heart of Cowes. It is often used as a landing point for visiting vessels.

Axmouth Harbour
14 . Axmouth Harbour

Behind the shingle bank is a small harbour with four pontoons that dries with the tide.

Cowes Roads Swinging Moorings
15 . Cowes Roads Swinging Moorings

Two rows of heavy duty yellow swinging moorings are laid, one to the west of the harbour entrance between Egypt Point and the Royal Yacht Squadron, providing deep water moorings for vessels up to 2...

Lyme Regis Harbour
16 . Lyme Regis Harbour

The inner harbour dries in low tide, but outside the harbour four short pontoons offer some mooring options with some protection from the extended breakwater.

West Bay Harbour
17 . West Bay Harbour

The harbour is at the mouth of the river Brit and has an inner drying harbour, and also three outer short pontoons.

Whitegates Pontoons
18 . Whitegates Pontoons

Visitor moorings just past the Chain Ferry on the port side. You will need to use the water taxis or your dinghy to get ashore. These moorings are quiet and ideal for craft wishing to stay overnigh...

Portland Port
19 . Portland Port

Portland Port is a thriving commercial port located on the UK's south coast. The port's close proximity to the English Channel shipping lanes provides an ideal location for vessels both in terms of...

Portland Marina
20 . Portland Marina

Right on the cruising crossroads for the Channel Islands and West Country, Portland Marina has the space for seasoned sailors, and the time for Jurassic Coast day boaters, anglers and divers. Book ...

Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy
21 . Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy

Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour offer some of the best sailing waters on the planet and has purpose built on-shore facilities to match. This winning combination was showcased to the world with W...

Weymouth Inner Harbour
22 . Weymouth Inner Harbour

A collection of four and five pontoons extend into the corner of River Wey west of the town bridge. Home to local boats with no vacancies for visiting yachts.

The Cove Pontoons
23 . The Cove Pontoons

Weymouth Harbour is the closest port on mainland England to Cherbourg, St Malo and all of the Channel Islands. Georgian architecture along the quayside helps maintain the harbours historic ambience...

Lulworth Cove
24 . Lulworth Cove

Between Swanage and Weymouth this natural cove provides natural shelter for anchoring yachts in most conditions.

Worbarrow Bay
25 . Worbarrow Bay

This wide bay is found midway between Weymouth and Swanage close to Lulworth Cove.

Chapman's Pool
26 . Chapman's Pool

A pretty natural bay offering sheltered anchoring in the right conditions.

Chelsea Harbour Marina
27 . Chelsea Harbour Marina

Across the river from Battersea park in Fulham / Chelsea this small marina may have some space for visitors.

South Dock Marina
28 . South Dock Marina

The marina provides both leisure and residential berths on an annual basis. It also provides a small number of visitor berths on a dedicated visitor pontoon. Occasionally, if a long term berth hold...

Gallions Point Marina
29 . Gallions Point Marina

At the western end of City Airport behind a lock

Limehouse Marina
30 . Limehouse Marina

Just up river from Canary Wharf behind a lock and home to long boats, motor boats and yachts.

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Top Towns

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Cowes
1 . Cowes
(Isle of Wight )

Cowes is a very popular sailing destination on the Isle of Wight home to round the island race.

Hamble
2 . Hamble
(England )

Hamble-le-Rice is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Eastleigh in Hampshire, UK. It is best known for being an aircraft training centre during the Second World War and is a popular yachti...

Cosham
3 . Cosham
(England )

Cobham is an inland town at the North Western end of Portsmouth Harbour.

Weymouth
4 . Weymouth
(England )

Situated on the mouth of the river Wey this pretty east facing town is on the southern coast of England.

Torquay
5 . Torquay
(England )

A large town in Devon built around a natural peninsula on the southern coast of England.

Portsmouth
6 . Portsmouth
(England )

Portsmouth is the second largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England. The local authority, Portsmouth City Council was given unitary authority district status i...

Dartmouth
7 . Dartmouth
(England )

A busy town and harbour on the River Dart.

Gosport
8 . Gosport
(England )

Gosport is a Borough town in the South Hampshire conurbation, on the south coast of Hampshire in southern England. The 2011 Census recorded its population as 82,622.Wikipedia

East Cowes
9 . East Cowes
(Isle of Wight )

Cowes is an English seaport town and civil parish on the Isle of Wight. Cowes is located on the west bank of the estuary of the River Medina, facing the smaller town of East Cowes on the east bank....

Salcombe
10 . Salcombe
(England )

A leafy town and busy natural harbour on the Kingsbridge estuary.

Outer Hope
11 . Outer Hope
(England )

A small west facing village on the southern coast of England.

Newton Ferrers
12 . Newton Ferrers
(England )

A large town on the tidal River Yealm and a safe harbour a short distance up from the rocky southern coast.

London
13 . London
(England )

The centre of London (City of London) is home to business, culture and history.

Kingsbridge
14 . Kingsbridge
(England )

At the head of the Kingsbridge Estuary north of Salcombe.

Rochester
15 . Rochester
(England )

Rochester is an old historic town in the south east of England set back from the sea but accessed by the Rover Medway.

Lytham St Annes
16 . Lytham St Annes
(England )

Lytham St Annes is a conurbation in the Fylde district of Lancashire, England. The neighbouring towns of Lytham and St. Annes-on-the-Sea have grown together and now form a seaside resort. Wikipedia

Ryde
17 . Ryde
(Isle of Wight )

Ryde is a seaside town on the northern coast of the Isle of Wight with an unusual long pier for a ferry terminal that has a train running long it. Home to a small local harbour.

Penzance
18 . Penzance
(England )

Penzance is an historic town just north of neighbour Newlyn in the south west of England.

Newlyn
19 . Newlyn
(England )

Newlyn is a large fishing town just south of Penzance in the south west of England.

Helford
20 . Helford
(England )

Helford is a tiny village built around a creek off the Helford River in the south west of England.

Portchester
21 . Portchester
(England )

A small inland town at the Northern end of Portsmouth Harbour.

Bristol
22 . Bristol
(England )

Bristol is an inland city linked to the Sea by the River Avon. Bristol has a 19th century harbour that now contains restaurants and shops.

Newquay
23 . Newquay
(England )

Newquay is a popular tourist town on the north coast of Cornwall.

Bournemouth
24 . Bournemouth
(England )

Bournemouth is a seaside resort on the southern coast of England.

Lee-on-the-Solent
25 . Lee-on-the-Solent
(England )

A small coast town west of Portsmouth overlooking the Isle of Wight.

Plymouth
26 . Plymouth
(England )

Plymouth is a costal city on the south coast of Devon, England.

Hill Head
27 . Hill Head
(England )

A small coastal town west of Portsmouth overlooking the Isle of Wight.

Warsash
28 . Warsash
(England )

Warsash is on the river humble on the opposite side of the river to Hamble-Le-Rice.

Lower Swanwick
29 . Lower Swanwick
(England )

Lower Swanwick is up the River Hamble with a large marina, the A27 bridge blocks masted boats from heading further up the river.

Southampton
30 . Southampton
(England )

Southampton is a city on the south coast of England on the river Itchen and leads to the central solent.

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