Barn Pool is an attractive bay to the west of Drake’s Island offering good shelter and easy access to the 865-acre Mount Edgcumbe Country Park estate, which includes The Orangery restaurant, The Edgcumbe Arms pub and historic Mount Edgcumbe house. Approach Barn Pool using either the wide channel north of Drake’s island or ‘The Bridge’ channel to the south west of the Island, which is clearly marked. Stay between the markers to avoid rocks and shallow water. There is a lit marker post at Ravenness Point at the southern end of Barn Pool, and the circular building of the Battery is clearly visible at Wilderness Point to the north. The beach at Barn Pool shelves steeply with the 2m contour line close to the shore and in places the 20m contour line is less than 25 yards further out. There is good holding at Barn Pool but consider using a trip line in case of anchor fouling. You can land on the beach but remember to pull your dingy above the high water line.