Navigational tips and beauty spots around the north-west coast of the Isle of Wight.

Thorness Bay

Photo: Peter Bruce

At low tide you can see pipelines in the east of Thorness Bay that were laid across the Solent from Lepe as part of the Pluto project that supplied the Allies with fuel following the Normandy landings.

Photo: Graham Snook

Crow Rocks lay north of the ledge and to clear them, keep the tip of Gurnard head on a bearing of 057M or above.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes
  3. 3. Cowes to Gurnard Ledge
  4. 4. Gurnard Ledge in detail
  5. 5. Baxter's Ledge
  6. 6. Thorness Bay
  7. 7. Salt Mead Ledge
  8. 8. Hamstead Ledge
  9. 9. The Solent's oldest and youngest wrecks
  10. 10. Yarmouth Castle
  11. 11. Black Rock
  12. 12. Fort Victoria
  13. 13. Sconce Point to The Needles
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