We’ve put together an overview of some of the most popular sailing destinations in the UK, and the marinas that you may like to visit next time you’re out on the water.

Marinas in the South West of the UK

If you’re sailing in the South West, you’ll find some of the finest waters in the UK. Miles of glorious coastline, as well as some wonderful river and estuary sailing opportunities mean there’s something for everyone. 


Marinas in Cornwall


Marinas in Falmouth

One of the most popular destinations in the South West is Falmouth in Cornwall. You’ll find a sheltered deep harbour and a number of different options if you’re looking for marinas in Falmouth: 

Falmouth Marina

Falmouth Haven Marina

Port Pendennis Marina

Falmouth Yacht Brokers

Mylor Yacht Harbour

See the full list of marinas in Falmouth and the surrounding area by clicking here



Marinas in Devon


Marinas in Plymouth

The waters around Plymouth offer something for everyone. With a long history in fishing and trading, those looking for marinas in Plymouth have got lots of options:

Queen Anne’s Battery

Sutton Harbour Marina

King Point Marina

Mayflower Marina

Royal William Yard

Plymouth Boatyard & Marina

Plymouth Yacht Haven

Take a look at the full list of marinas in Plymouth by clicking here



Marinas in Brixham

Keep an eye out for the historic heritage trawlers in this busy Devon fishing village. Find a marina in Brixham and then come ashore for the freshest fish and finest seafood:

Brixham Marina

Torquay Marina

Dolphin Haven

Dart Marina Yacht Harbour



Marinas in Dorset


Marinas in Weymouth

Perhaps you’re planning to head over to Northern France or the Channel Islands? Find a marina in Weymouth to stock up on supplies at this popular starting point for channel crossings:

Weymouth Marina

Weymouth Harbour



Marinas in Poole

Coming alongside at a marina in Poole means you’ll have sailed into the second largest natural harbour in the world, beaten only by Sydney, Australia. Charming and sheltered, you’ll find lots to do and see:

Cobb’s Quay Marina

Poole Quay Boat Haven

Port of Poole Marina

Davis’s Boatyard

Parkstone Yacht Haven

Salterns Marina

See the full list of marinas in Poole by clicking here



Marinas in Portland

The location for the sailing events during the London 2012 Olympic Games, sailors enjoy sheltered waters and clean winds when they visit marinas in Portland:

Portland Marina

Bridport Harbour


Central and Southern Marinas in the UK

Moving further up the coast, you’ll find bustling cities and large modern ports, as well as some of the world’s busiest shipping areas. But chart the right course and you’ll find lots to enjoy, including arriving in London in style!


Marinas in London

Sailing may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of London, but many different activities take place on the Thames, including those visiting in super yachts and dinghy racing in the upper river. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there’s plenty of marinas in London to choose from:

Penton Hook Marina

Windsor Marina

Bray Marina

St Katharine Docks Marina

Imperial Wharf Marina

Limehouse Waterside & Marina

Southdock Marina

Poplar Waterside Marina

See the full list of marinas in London by clicking here



Marinas in Southampton

Home to one of the UK’s biggest boat shows, Southampton has been an important UK port for over 2000 years. Today, ferry travellers can head to the Isle of Wight and Europe, and of course there is a great range of marinas in Southampton:

Saxon Wharf

Shamrock Quay

Ocean Village Marina

Hythe Marina Village

Mercury Yacht Harbour

Port Hamble Marina

Hamble Point Marina

See the full list of marinas in Southampton by clicking here



Marinas in the North of the UK

The north west coast of the UK is not usually the first place that comes to mind when you think of a break onboard, but you’ll find plenty to see and do on the mainland, as well as the chance to visit the Isle of Man.


Marinas in Liverpool

If you’re visiting the north of England, be sure to make a stop at one of the marinas in Liverpool. With a vibrant waterfront, a famous musical heritage and the warm scouse welcome, it’s great for a day trip or longer stay:

Stanley Dock Marina Village

Liverpool Marina

Scarisbrick Marina

See the full list of marinas in Liverpool and the surrounding area by clicking here

Where can I find a marina in south Wales?

Wide stretches of sea and beautiful coastlines await those who wish to explore southern Wales by water. It is also a convenient area to reach from several spots in England, making it a great day trip or weekend away.

Marinas in Cardiff

As the capital of Wales, Cardiff is an exciting place to visit by road or by sea. You’ll find plenty of events on the sailing calendar, so it’s worth looking at options for marinas in Cardiff before you go:

Cardiff Marina

Penarth Quays Marina

Take a look at marinas in Cardiff and the surrounding area by clicking here


Marinas in Swansea

Enjoy a day sail in Swansea Bay, a longer trip around the Gower Peninsula or over to north Devon. Marinas in Swansea are a sheltered option, near the city centre:

Swansea Marina

Porthcawl Marina


Want to find a marina in a location we haven’t covered? Use our marina search tool to explore a specific area.

Alternatively, if you have a route in mind, our Route Assist page will show you marinas, fueling stops, places to eat and more along the way.