Latest 50 Reviews

1 . Datca

A very pretty, definitely worth a stop. Lots of ice cream vendors and sea food restaurants. A good friendly vibe.

2 . Nomad Sailing

Joe and Lou from Normad were great to deal with. Always available. We had a small issue with our boat but Joe was readily available to help. Thanks Joe and Lou, we had a great week on our boat.

3 . Keyhaven Lake

Windy and exposed to strong tides with a ledge quickly dropping from 15 to 0m depth at low tide. We anchored briefly for lunch watching the plethora of yachts battling downwind against the tide and others shooting past on close haul.

4 . Lymington Yacht Haven

A buzzing hive of activity with many dingy’s in and out alongside the large ferries and numerous fishing boats and yachts. 15 min walk to town.

5 . Berthon Lymington

A compact marina in a narrow channel shared with large ferries. Large hard standing area. 10 min walk into pretty town centre. Marina itself a little commercial and distinct aroma of diesel.

6 . Lymington

A friendly welcome but pricy and limited availability meant we were displaced down river to Dan Brown pontoon to later learn that there were no facilities due to Covid. But we could walk up to Town Quay facilities (20min). Town quay security non existant but Dan Brown ok. Pretty town.

7 . Studland

Studland bay, or otherwise known as Old Harry Rocks, was a lovely place to drop anchor for the night. Very very pretty with the white rocks and green rolling hills. A great night stay.

8 . Studland

A great anchorage with beautiful views of chalk cliffs and green hills. Irritating jet skis and small power boats early evening but start to disappear as the sun starts to set. Good holding in a consistent 3m over sand. Didn’t venture ashore but pub is supposed to be great. We have line caught mackerel on board for dinner. Nom nom.

9 . Weymouth

Sailing into Weymouth is a treat. In Weymouth harbour we were treated to watching some military ocean training with large destroyers going up and down. We then sailed up the mouth to the entrance of the marina and it’s just so pretty with all the old, multi coloured buildings. It was buzzing. The marina itself is great, and well equipped. The local are very friendly. There are quite a few homeless around and some local yobs make it a little less inviting, so lock your boat up securely.

10 . Weymouth Bay

A large and pleasant wide bay with five cruise liners moored up. A large military navy destroyer running around up and down preparing for an exercise in the nearby firing range. Good holding on sand.

11 . Swanage

We stopped overnight and dropped anchor, so can’t really comment on the town. From our deck, it look pretty and busy. It’s a pretty place to anchor and not too busy.

12 . Haslar

Haslar is a big, but well equipped marina. Lots and lots of moorings and the shower and toilets are very well kept. The cafe/restaurant opposite the marina office is great, highly recommended. The light ship restaurant was closed whilst we were there. The town centre is a close walk, about 10 minutes, and has shops like ASDA and Morrison’s, plus lots of other things like coffee shops and big pubs - the town is slightly run down, so don’t make visiting it a priority.

13 . Yarmouth

A very very pretty little marina, surrounded by an oldie worldie town. Lots of pretty little streets to wander around. The marina is situated right next to the town and has a friendly vibe. We found it very easy to get in and out. The showers and toilets were fine, all well kept. We had a wonderful evening eating and drinking at The George. We would highly recommend stopping in and enjoying Yarmouth for a night or two. We will be going back, for sure.

14 . Swanage

Arrived in July and anchored with plenty of room in the bay. Plenty of paddle boarders and sea gulls keeping us entertained. Didnt make it ashore, preferred the view of the cliffs with dinner on board.

15 . Yarmouth

Efficient and friendly welcome. A little busy but enough space to raft up for a bight next to a wonderful couple on a Hallberg Rassey. Salty’s closed sue to covid :-( but im sure we’ll find somewhere to eat otherwise dinner on boat.

16 . Kotor

Like a lake between the big mountains with the occasional cruise ship. A surreal environment with small pop up towns on the shore. We loved the few days we spent here in a James Bond scene.

17 . Budva

Pretty town with lots of friendly cats. A little expensive but otherwise a great place to visit.

18 . Sveti Stefan

Stunning but super expensive especially at high season.

19 . Sarande

An off the beaten track excursion to Albania. Surprisingly cheap and friendly with much more to see than we had expected. A pleasant trip with no trouble at all.

20 . Kassiopi

A nice quiet stop at the top of Corfu before we head over to Albania and Montenegro.

21 . Corfu

Fantastic afternoon walking and exploring the streets of corfu on the other side of the fort from where we anchored.

22 . Cabrera Island

A beautiful historic island with a dark past worth a night stop over. Not a huge amount to do but still super pretty.

23 . Ydra

Issues with crossed anchors in the marina but a spectacular setting well worth a visit. Ponies on the quayside. Winding through white washed streets.

24 . Aegina

Moored up on a busy quay with a Med mooring squeezed in between two yachts. Caught a ferry to Poros to keep our spot along the quay. Lovely bars and restaurants.

25 . Monemvasia

Amazing! Such a beautiful setting on a cliff side with tiny little cubby houses and the smell of figs in the air. A steep zig-zag path up through the village to reach a spectacular panorama.

26 . Porto Kagio

Picturesque anchorage to reach by boat in a remote village with a single main street and only a couple of restaurants (all good).

27 . Methoni

We anchored in the bay and visited the stunning fort centuries old. A popular spot and beautiful sunset.

28 . Katakolo

A decent harbour with the odd cruise ship and only 37km from Olympia the birth place of the Olympic games.

29 . Valletta

A gorgeous oldy woldy city but beautiful and ornate. A british feel to it with a bit of its own character. So much to see.

30 . Pretty Bay

Not a great stopover. Very industrial and not much to see. Nightlights of tankers were pretty though.

31 . Stromboli

A spectacular active volcano spewing steam and rocks on one side, with a small town built on a unique lava rock coastline. Lots of golf carts and mopeds buzzing around but no cars. Sat on anchor at night and watched the eruptions.

32 . Ponza Island

Beautiful white cliff coastline with a busy little bay full of anchored yachts in turquoise waters served by an ice cream boat.

33 . Bonifacio

A little crowded and not cheap but well worth the wait to find a mooring and explore the town. Took the steep stairs and cliffside walk overlooking the large cruise liners. Spent a fabulous night ashore eating and drinking.

34 . La Maddalena

Had an awful experience. While heading to Corsica the chop got too much and so we turned back and took shelter in Magdelena. The slim lines in the harbour were all pulled taught and we caught one in the prop while manoeuvring up to the pontoon. The cross wind didn’t help. Not a single person on the pontoon to help and a following wet and dark night didn’t boost moral any. Will revisit one day but not a great first impression.

35 . Cagliari

Cycled round to the shallow lagoon to see the pink flamingos stomping and flying around but only stayed In the marina one night before setting north on the high seas again.

36 . Cala'n Porter

We found a music bar set into a mountain cave overlooking the sea and sunset and loved the atmosphere. Spent the morning swimming in the bay to clear our heads before setting off for Mahon.

37 . Cala'n Porter

A stunning blue water location to anchor with an elevated coastal view of the horizon and sunset. Got lost following a random track along the coast but found some amazing views.

38 . Ciutadella de Menorca

Lots to do and friendly locals. We had so much fun here. Will definitely come back.

39 . Cadiz

A pleasant stop over to shelter from the high winds for a few days. Interesting and pretty town worth a visit.

40 . Porto

A spectacular place to visit for a few days or longer. Very friendly people and lots to see. Great wine and restaurants.

41 . Viana do Castelo

After a steep climb to find a very pretty church. It gors up and up and when you think youre at the top it gors up some more. Good exercise. Worth it though.

42 . Selimiye

A cracking little place with a nice little town with lots of traditional restaurants.

43 . Vinogradisce Bay

English translation: "For 41 feet on the buoy 50 euros that is highway robbery. Without electricity water breakfast. There are many charter yachts in Croatia without a sewage tank. So what happens in this bay every morning? I guess 50 - 100 people do their business in the promised bay every morning, mind you." Original review: "Für 41 Fuss an der Boje 50 Euro das ist Wegelagerei. Ohne Strom Wasser Frühstück. In Kroatien gibt es sehr viel Charter Yachten ohne Abwasser Tank. Was passiert also jeden Morgen in dieser Bucht? Ich schätze mal so 50 - 100 Leute verrichten ihr Geschäft in die gelobte Bucht wohl gemerkt jeden Morgen."

44 . East Wittering

A great place to head for a walk along the sandy beach and look out at the boats sailing around Hayling island.

45 . The Shipyard

A pretty basic set up with porta cabins providing the facilities. A good number of empty pontoons and close to the pebble beach and golf club.

46 . Tomas Maestre

A great marina, Manny’s bar is well worth a visit!

47 . La Manga Dos Mares

Brad at the yacht services was very helpful. The water in the inner sea is a bit murky.

48 . Basse-Pointe

Like a scene out of jurasic park, a beautiful area of the island.

49 . Cartagena

A wonderful marina and a super interesting town with something going on all the time, a great place to stay for a week or more and explore.

50 . Faro

Faro is well known with sailors around the world as a great place to safely anchor while waiting for the right weather to transit down to the Canary Isles or into the Med. It also has a great DIY boatyard and good prices if you need to come out of the water.