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October 6, 2022

5 stunning sailing locations in the UK

Topsail News

The UK coastline is famed for its beauty and is known around the world, with dozens of villages and destinations to visit with your boat. Whether sailing on the canals, in the Channel or on Scottish Lakes, we truly have it all. Here are 5 beautiful sailing locations to prioritise visiting!

– Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are so idyllic you wouldn’t be blamed for forgetting you are still in the UK when visiting. Five islands are residential, but there are lots of uninhabited islands too, home to a range of sea birds and wildlife. If you don’t have your own sailing vessel, there are plenty of organised trips to the Scilly Isles, including on board Tall Ships.

– Milford Haven

Though a commercial port, Milford Haven hides some great spots to sail, being an all-weather spot. There is a whole range of secluded, quiet beaches and islands such as Caldey Island, home to a flock of seals. Another great spot is Grassholm Island; in June, you can visit and witness the isles’ gannet colony hatch their chicks.

– Norfolk Broads

There is lots of charter companies in Norfolk that rent out traditional wooden yachts to enable you to enjoy these British Waterways! With over 125 miles of lock-free waterways to be sailed and incredible villages and sights to see on your way, it is certainly not one to be missed.

– Loch Lomond National Park

With 22 lochs and a lake, you can find a whole range of things to do while visiting Lock Lomond Park. It doesn’t matter if you are an expert or trying something new – aside from sailing, you could learn windsurfing, paddle boarding or kayaking!

– Jersey

Even with the French coast roughly just an hour away, you most likely still won’t feel the need to leave Jersey and search for sights elsewhere. Jersey has some incredible bays, beaches and views to see, as well as reefs with sandbars, natural pools and an incredible range of wildlife.

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