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Old 30 January 2004, 11:11   #1
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Camping holiday

I was planning to go to Pentewan sands in Cornwall for a family weeks holiday with my RIB, as they have a private beach with a launching slip.

Unfortunately it is fully booked the week I wanted in August.

Does anyone know of anywhere else in Southwest/Wales that would provide family accommodation and is also boat friendly?

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Old 30 January 2004, 11:50   #2
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PETER SMITH, came to Cornwall and stayed at a campsite somwhere near St Just on Roseland, and moored his boat there.

I suggest you contact him for more details.

Hope we can meet up when you are down.


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Old 30 January 2004, 12:03   #3
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Old 30 January 2004, 13:54   #4
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Hi steedthurst

sportboat & rib December 03 has an article about a site in pembrokeshire with own launching slip with tractor if required,
no additional cost for trailer or boat kept on site.

they are chalets/ bungerlows no caravans or tents

smugglers retreat
Burton ferry
milford haven

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Old 30 January 2004, 14:03   #5
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If do decide to visit SW Wales and are going to be down here for a week, it might be better to consider leaving the rib in one of the local marinas rather than launch/retrieve each time.
Bern and Jason when they were down last year with La Bamba stayed in Neyland Marina for the week which is access at all states of tide.
Although it's only 500 metres down the road from me, I know nothing about Smugglers Retreat I'm afraid, but it is very popular during the Summer months.

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Old 31 January 2004, 13:17   #6
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You could try Yeates farm on the polruan side of the river Fowey site has it.s own slip way don't know how good or bad it is always mean't to give it a try. if you go in August Regattta week is very busy but there's lots going on including REd Arrows, Torch lit boat processions firework displays and Big traditional sailing boat racing inside the harbour its usually 2nd or 3rd week August

If you go I would be interested to know what the site is like.

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Old 31 January 2004, 17:02   #7
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I visited two that have been mentioned last year with my rib.I have been to st justin roseland,brilliant camp site but launching is basically a weedy beach at the end of a really narrow road down a steep hill,this is just down the road from the camp site-you cant leave your trailer at high water springs unless you dont mind driving through sea water as the boat park is at the other end of the beach.The slope is quite slight and the beach is shingle so really 4 wheel drive territory.Falmouth is a beautiful harbour,rib upthe river and there are 2 lovely pubs both with there own jetties,pandora and smugglers cottage I think.
Fowey is a campsite with two fields and one small toilet/shower block,electricity is available for one field only and they are nervous about outboards and fuel parked too close to tents,the slip was about £50.00 for a few days-cant remember exactly-I was there at the regatta last year and the slip and boat parking is indeed very busy,the slip is very steep and you need a good clutch or low ratio,trailer parking I found ok a short walk away and sometimes you have to be a little inventive with your parking.The harbour is pretty,speed limits are rigidly enforced,and the radio agency have a searider they use to check peoples radio licences,the racing in the harbour is terrific especialy the working boats,and longboats,there are various bays along the coast which can be used for watersking.
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Old 03 February 2004, 10:16   #8
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I have friends who use the one in fowey at Mixtow (think it is the same one as mentioned earlier)

It has a slipway, moorings and a pontoon there. They say the campsite is basic but OK for them with 2 kids. Access to Fowey by boat is simple, bar the 2 hr waiting limit from the HM in the summer on the pontoons.

Book early if going in regatta week 15th - 21st August, its worth going down for that

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