Snug Cove

Shelter from    NE – S – SW

Indicative Anchoring Position

35° 41.63’S    136° 50.80’E

Note.    Indicative anchoring positions are for reference only and should not be used as waypoints.  The best position for anchoring depends on many factors including vessel draft, tide, and forecast wind.

The entrance to Snug Cove is quite small and it can be difficult to identify, particularly when heading west. The anchorage is where the entrance between the rocky shore on each side opens out into a wide and sandy pool. Because of the restricted room, a short scope must be deployed.

It is a very attractive little cove providing good shelter in all but NW winds when it can be extremely dangerous. It has the nickname of ‘Snug Trap’ amongst those who know the number of boats which have been wrecked there. If NW conditions are forecast, it is time to leave.

Although aptly named, it can be a little too snug if more than 3 or 4 boats seek shelter in it. Also, a couple of moorings have been laid in recent years, so there is a risk of snagging your anchor on the ground tackle.