The anchorage at Lobos in the Canary Islands

For those who love marine life, Kit Pascoe recommends anchoring in the gin clear waters of Fuerteventura’s Isla de Lobos

The mouth of King's Quay Creek on the Isle of Wight

This enchanting creek on the Isle of Wight is a must-visit for nature lovers, says Peter Bruce

yacht in blue waters of Baie de Figari, Corsica

Rod Heikell discovers peace and tranquility at this picturesque Corsican anchorage

An aerial view of the river Yar, Isle of Wight

Peter Bruce finds peace and tranquility 
as he meanders up Yarmouth’s pretty waterway

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