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Avoid the rocky bits at each end of the bayI plan to anchor for (an early) lunch tomorrow and am looking at Priory Bay as a possibility. Not been there before - anything to look out for/avoid? Question from the children - is there an ice cream vendor anywhere nearby ashore?
Glad to here it all worked well and that you had a good time.What a gem of an anchorage. We were able to tuck in close to shore (the lift keel makes me less depth-anxious than some!) and do holiday stuff like diving off the bow, loads of swimming, rowing ashore etc etc.
The tides worked a treat to whizz us there and whizz us back later in the afternoon. A superb day out.
I'll certainly be back.
You can still dry out on the beach as far as I know. They’re asking for pre-bookings for visitors at the moment, but that may be intended only to apply to the alongside berths. I can’t imagine they’d insist on a reservation for a dinghy to run ashore.Failing that, does the east side of Bembridge entrance still allow drying out, or is it like a traffic jam there on busy weekends?
You can always check the beach on the webcamHow crowded does Priory Bay get these days? From memory, it isn't very big. I quite fancy an afternoon on the hook.
Failing that, does the east side of Bembridge entrance still allow drying out, or is it like a traffic jam there on busy weekends?