Situated between the rivers Plym and Tamar on the coast of Devon, the city of Plymouth has everything you could want from a British seaside holiday – the spectacular natural Harbour of Plymouth Sound, the majestic beaches of Whitesand and Bigbury Bays, Dartmoor National Park to the north, a wealth of heritage and cultural centres and some of the finest wining, dining and entertainment the UK has to offer.
Plymouth has long been a favourite with sailing and boating enthusiasts as the area has much to offer. Explore the stunning coastlines of Devon and Cornwall or venture inland along the lovely Rivers Yealm or Tamar and discover places of breathtaking natural beauty. To compliment Plymouth’s love affair with all things seafaring, there is the Barbican Maritime Village, a positively cosmopolitan area literally steeped in maritime history where the ghosts of Drake and Raleigh walk cobbled streets flanked with cafes, bars, restaurants, galleries and specialist craft shops.
The city centre is a thriving, bustling place with world-class shopping centre, traditional pubs, gourmet restaurants, fish bars, specialist markets and cafes. Visit the awesome Drake Circus centre with its forty-eight shops and restaurants or the ever-popular pannier market with one hundred plus stalls and famous farmers market. There are two excellent theatres – the Royal Theatre, with its programme of West End previews, and Plymouth Pavilions for variety shows, comedians and concerts. For those in search of nightlife there are the casinos, multiplex cinemas and countless bars and clubs that stay open well into the early hours.
For a more peaceful day or evening why not head over to Saltash. The yacht club there can normally provide a mooring, you can contact them on 01752 845988, or just simply cross the Tamar Bridge to get there. Once there you must go and relax in the "Just Be" Coffe and Wine Bar. There you can sit and look out on the water watching the world go by.
So whatever it is you want from your holiday, relaxation, hospitality, excitement, entertainment or surprises Plymouth has everything and much more.
The picturesque villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo lie on each side of the secluded Yealm River. A couple of pubs (the Swan and the Ship are in Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers is home to the Dolphin.) There is also the welcoming Yealm Yacht Club, a few Shops and the Post Office are located in Newton Ferrers. The Harbour Office and showers are located at the bottom of the Yealm Steps at the inner end of the main dinghy pontoon. At the outer end of this pontoon is a water supply.
There are three visitors swinging moorings. The first is located between Misery Point and Warren Point and will take a 60' / 25 ton displacement boat. There are 2 more swinging moorings on the south side of the channel opposite the Spit Bouy which can take up to three yachts each. There is a Visitor's pontoon in the Pool which can take around twenty yachts and a further Visitor's pontoon upstream off West Shore which provides about twenty berths. A two knot tide can run at various states of tide so some care should be taken when mooring.
Anchorages can be found in the entrance to the river and at Cellar Bay. The River Yealm can become busy at weekends in the high season. On these occasions when the visitor's moorings are full it is possible to pick up an empty private mooring but his is at your own risk and you must seek approval from the Harbour Master before you leave your boat. The Harbour Master and his staff are on the river from early in the morning to late in the evening fro April to October. The Harbour Master can be contacted by telephone on 01752 872533
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