5 top reasons to choose Sutton Harbour Marina for berthing in Plymouth

From its sheltered marina location to its strong maritime history, here’s five top reasons to choose Sutton Harbour Marina when you’re looking for a marina in Plymouth…

Most sheltered marina in Plymouth

Sutton Harbour Marina is perfectly positioned in Plymouth, boasting the most sheltered marina location thanks to our secure double lock gates, while still being an easy walking distance to the city centre. Located in the historic harbour, which is renowned for its cobbled streets and quaint architecture, Sutton Harbour is the heart of Plymouth. It hosts some of the oldest buildings in Britain’s Ocean City and has many exciting new developments in the pipeline. 

Easy access to the best sailing waters in the UK

Sutton Harbour Marina is an award-winning 5 Gold Anchor Marina which offers easy access to some of the best sailing waters in the UK. Offering a safe haven all year round for 420 vessels, visitors have an unrivalled range of sailing destinations within easy reach. From the sheltered Plymouth Sound and River Tamar just minutes away, to the River Yealm (6NM), Salcombe (18NM), Fowey (22NM), Dartmouth (32NM) and Falmouth (40NM). 

Excellent marina facilities in the heart of Plymouth

Sutton Harbour has first-class marina facilities with a friendly, sociable berth holder community and award-winning customer service. It has been recognised internationally as one of the top 105 marinas in the world! The dedicated shore-based staff and crew will offer you a warm welcome. Facilities include free Wifi, first class wetrooms, laundry facilities, diesel fuel sales, free berthing assistance, a network of recognised contractors and chandleries, complimentary tea/coffee, alfresco deck, indoor seating and a calendar of social events.

Best marina location in Plymouth

With a location between the bustling city centre and the sea, Sutton Harbour is a great base to explore the surrounding areas, located next to the Barbican quarter you can enjoy a strong heritage of maritime adventure! The cobbled streets line the harbourside from the Mayflower steps at the entrance to Sutton Harbour where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World in 1620, to the world-famous Plymouth Gin Distillery. Within the Barbican there is an abundance of boutique waterfront bars and restaurants, and a short walk into the city centre offers plenty of opportunity to do some shopping in Drakes Circus.

Reviews for Sutton Harbour Marina berth holders 

We’ve been lucky enough to get some wonderful feedback from our berth holders, so you don’t just have to take our word for it!

Visitor Nick explained that Sutton Harbour Marina is “Simply the best marina in Plymouth! A fantastic setting, right in the Barbican surrounded by pubs and eateries. A great place to eat, drink, see and be seen. The marina itself is secure and protected from the sea by a lock, so no worries about stormy weather. My boat is right underneath the Plymouth Prawn aka “The Leviathan”, you couldn’t pick a better setting. The staff are very friendly, nothing is too much trouble. Why go anywhere else?”

You can also watch lots of videos of our berth holders talking about their experience on our Youtube channel.

Sutton Harbour Marina really is the best positioned marina in Plymouth and has so much to offer, from a friendly berth holders community to the vibrant bustle of the Barbican. If you would like to find out more about our berthing in Plymouth, take a look at our packages and contact the marina team.