The Easter break may be coming to an end, but now is a better time than any to get thinking about those great sailing expeditions! The sun is shining, you've got the boat back out from storage, all your provisions are at the ready and you've fired up the engine... but where do you go?

At Sea Chest we are fanatical about all things nautical and we love finding great sailing spots to share with you! That's why we've put together a list of our top 5 seafaring destinations to visit as the weather warms up and your springtime exploring begins...

Salcombe, Devon

Salcombe is easily one of the most popular resort towns in Devon; located in the South Hams district, it also resides within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town itself has a stunning waterfront and a sheltered harbour, making it a well loved sailing port and an incredibly popular choice amongst yachting and sailing fanatics.

Isles Of Scilly

Experience white sandy beaches and glistening turquoise seas without even stepping onto a plane! The Isles of Scilly are some of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK; home to puffins, dolphins and seals, the dreamlike sailing conditions will only improve now we move into the summer season!

Norfolk Broads, Norfolk

Kick back and relax in the picturesque Norfolk waterways. This part of the world suits the more chilled out sailor who likes to escape and take in the slower pace of life. You will enjoy the long, meandering, lock-free waterways and the beautiful verdant surroundings that are peppered with traditional pubs and quaint villages.

Pwllheli, Wales

Home to a dramatic coastline, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is often regarded as the best sailing destination in Wales. Perfect for everything from a casual dinghy sail to a full on yachting expedition, this location has also been host to international Olympic competitions, making it a desirable spot for the avid sailor looking to get the most out of a great sea voyage!

Bewl Water

Between Kent and East Sussex is the Bewl reservoir that resides in the River Bewl - a hugely popular destination for sailors who like to take it easy, appreciate the scenery and take full advantage of the calm and reliable conditions.

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Post By Ed Mason