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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.