Top 5 beauty spots in England
Welcome to Sight Seaing, your virtual guide to the best spots around the world to visit by boat. Today we’re taking a look at some of the best beauty locations in England – home of Sunseeker International and no stranger to the all seasons in one day. From open channels to secluded rivers, be in-the-know on how to make the most out of the English waters (and weather), where to anchor your boat and even enjoy some incredible dining spots.
Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight
A must for those visiting the South Coast of England is Cowell Bay in the Isle of Wight. Located between the towns of Totland and Yarmouth, the bay’s northernmost point is Cliff’s End, the closest point of the Island to the mainland. Also home to The Hut – this easy-going beach restaurant delivers an unrivaled passion for simple yet delicious food, in a relaxed, beach-front location. Ribs and smaller crafts can easily anchor off the front of the restaurant (20 yards out to sea). There, your boat will be safe at low springs with anchorage also being very good and very few rocks – the team will be on hand to collect you, simply give them a wave. Image: www.thehutcolwell.co.uk
Helford River, Falmouth
The Helford River is a large estuary that sits delicately between the western edge of Falmouth Bay and eastern side of The Lizard Peninsula. It is renowned for its scenic beauty and marine ecology, as well as it being a popular tourist destination. The river provides an excellent base for water sports including kayaking, sailing and snorkeling. Whilst around the river, activities include walking and bird-watching, as well as visiting the beaches, pubs and gardens that are dotted around the shoreline of the estuary.
The pretty little village of Noss Mayo is hidden away on the southern bank of the Yealm estuary, this ancient and secluded village is an ideal location if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and get back get in touch with nature. With plenty of options for walkers and ramblers to explore the Coastal Path, the estuary is perfect for boating and if you’re an angler – the fishing is a catch! When it comes to dining, The Ship Inn is a delightful, traditional waterside pub where you can enjoy local beers and fresh, homemade food. Image: www.studio108.co.uk
Babbacombe Bay is a superb spot all year round. Located in a shallow, wide north south indentation, this pretty little spot opens eastward into the English Channel. It’s an idyllic spot for those looking for a romantic break and has some of the best year-round attractions on the English Riviera, with The Cary Arms being an absolute must. The Cary Arms is named after this influential local family having been part of Torquay’s history since 1662. So take a well-deserved break spring, summer, autumn or winter and find out why it is one of Devon’s most attractive destinations. Image: www.caryarms.co.uk
Studland Bay, Dorset
With its four mile stretch of pristine golden sands, this beautiful section of Southern coastline is split into three beaches; Middle Beach, Knoll Beach and Shell Bay. From bucket and spade fun to water-sports, Studland caters for all throughout the year, as well as being home to the World Heritage Site at Old Harry Rocks. Studland Bay is home to seagrass meadows which protect the coast from erosion and provide a home for a diverse range of fish and marine animals – read here for local anchoring advice: https://www.rya.org.uk/ Image: www.jamesloveridgephotography.co.uk
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