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Old 02 June 2006, 08:29   #1
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Alum bay or Priory Bay

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I can't make my mind up whether to go to Alum Bay or Priory Bay tomorrow with the kids, I have never been to either. Can anyone help me decide?

Alum looks pretty and sheltered but is it a stoney beach? What is at the top of the chair lift?

Priory looks scary with the tide going out so far but it looks like a good beach for kids. As it happens the tide is rising tomorrow afternoon. Is it one of those beaches that is only good at low tide?
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Alum is deep and nice for swimming if its calm. It is however a stoney beach. At the top of the chair lift is a small pleasure park with a couple of tiny rides, a glass works and sweet factory. It'll probably be horribly busy there! A great alternative if you want a sandy beach is totland or colwell which are just before alum. They are both very nice and sandy and don't dry out like priory. There is a pier and bar in totland. Why not do all three in a day and visit yarmouth for the old gaffers?!
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Old 02 June 2006, 09:08   #3
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priory bay is a must,dont worry about it drying out as its sandy everywhere
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priory bay every time...
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Totland Bay is pleasant.
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yeah but priory bay is on the "east side". Thats the dark lands, we don't go there.
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yeah but priory bay is on the "east side". Thats the dark lands, we don't go there.
thats why we do
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cheeky sod! You better not let me near your new boat, I just might have a electric drill cunningly concealed in my sock ready to whip out when you turn your back!
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Got thrown off Alum Bay last year, the guy said it had been cordened off for safety reasons....Wondered why we were the only ones there.
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Priory Bay is the best beach by far. Proper sand and it even feels like the med on a nice sunny day. Plus if you walk North west you come to a small seaside village with a few amenities.
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