Plymouth – The gateway to Devon and Cornwall

Our Dufour 375 situated in Queens Anne’s Battery in the heart of Plymouth, means our West Country base is ideally located to make the most of the superb cruising grounds of the Devon and Cornish coasts. The beauty of the rivers Fal and Fowey are great options if heading West, whilst the wonderful towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth are an easy day sail to the East, offering access to the beautiful Kingsbridge Estuary and River Dart.

The marina offers excellent facilities including cafés, bars, restaurants, ample support facilities and the Royal Western Yacht Club, which welcomes not just members but all visiting yachtsmen.

QAB can be reached easily by road or rail, with easy access from the A38 and all major rail networks:

Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth, Devon PL4 0LP

2 Top Boating destinations within easy reach of Plymouth


With its beautiful harbor and stunning sea views, visiting Salcombe at any time of the year is a joy. Sitting on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary, it is one of the prettiest towns in South Devon, with a superb natural harbour and deep water swinging moorings and pontoons. The local beaches are nothing short of outstanding, with golden sand and turquoise sea.

Newton Ferrers

Newton Ferrers is a slice of tranquility, surrounded by ancient woodland and creeks. The village of Newton Ferrers sits on the banks of the beautiful Yealm estuary and offers good mooring facilities for visiting yachts, whilst a local boatman offers a handy water taxi service throughout the Spring and Summer. It’s a hidden gem packed with wildlife and has a relaxed, serene atmosphere.

Recommended places to eat and stay

The Fortescue Inn, Salcombe

Situated at the southern end of the Salcombe Estuary, this quaint seaside village pub, nestles away from the prevailing wind and has an off-the-beaten-track feel. The Fortescue Inn offers a great choice of freshly made meals, from hearty pub grub to wood fired pizzas.

The Fisherman’s arms, Barbican, Plymouth

Hidden away in the heart of the vibrant Barbican city, The Fisherman’s Arms is well worth a visit. The hustle and bustle of the Barbican soon melts away as you enter this country-style pub. The family-run kitchen offers a great selection of homecooked hearty meals and a variety of carefully chosen cask ales. A truly honest boozer!

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