The crescent bay of Deshales in Guadeloupe

Kit Pascoe discovers Deshaies, Guadeloupe, is ideal for exploring the wild side of this French Caribbean island

The bay at Newtown Haven in Northumberland

Not only does this anchorage offer good holding but stargazing, birdwatching and a beautiful sandy beach, says Alastair Buchan

the creeks at Western Haven, Newtown off the Solent

Peter Bruce packs a picnic and takes a dinghy day trip to explore a secret haven just a mile or two from the Solent

Under a brilliant blue sky, Scotland's Isle of Whithorn

It may be slightly out of the way for those heading north, but this anchorage near the Solway Firth is worth visiting, says Dag Pike

Lundy

Lundy is a bird-watcher’s paradise with its own particular character, but mind the swell, says Jonty Pearce

Anchorages Watermill Cove Scilly

A remote, attractive anchorage away from the crowds, for Mark Fishwick Watermill Cove is also a useful bolthole when St Mary’s Harbour gets uncomfortable

Nestled between the northern islands of the Isles of Scilly, St Helen’s Pool enjoys nearly all-round shelter – a rare attribute in these parts. With Tresco to the west, St…

It can often seem a long day sailing from the Channel Islands to Tréguier. Such was the case this time and it was late afternoon before I passed La Corne…

Kelefesia

If your idea of paradise is anchoring off a deserted island with palm trees and white sands, then look no further than the Ha’apai Islands in Tonga. Most yachts choose…