Originally Posted by HDAV
WSM (Weston super Mud) is crap for any water based activity as half the time there is no water.......................Burnham on is much better, they jet ski from Porthcawl to Illfracombe (25 miles) something i am hoping to do next year..
I was at Trecco Bay last week on the Parkdean site. Not with the boat though. There is a marina in Porthcawl itself, but it's gated & a long way away from the water at low tide.
There is Porthcawl Power boat & Ski Club (Trecco Bay) but no-one was about. Found this on a previous ribnet post so unless it's changed looks like they wouldn't be any use if you were only there for a short holiday.
Seems it's not a public slip & no vehicles other than their tractors are allowed.
Launching Porthcawl slipway South Wales
"If you are not a members of Porthcawl Powerboat and Ski Club and you wish to launch your boat from the slipway when on holiday or whilst awaiting membership then you can launch on a temporary membership which costs £25 pound per week and can be purchased from Soapys laundrette Station Hill Porthcawl. Contact details can be found at the slipway. Your craft will have to be inspected before entering the water and you will have to conform to the following requirements.
To launch a boat from Porthcawl Powerboat and Ski Club you require the following:
Boat insurance with a minimum of £1 million Third Party Cover.
A flare pack (with flares in date)
Paddles (These will be of no use for moving the boat but will help to attract attention in case of an emergency)
A Whistle or air horn again to attract attention in an emergency
An anchor and rope of sufficient size to hold the boat safely
Each person in the boat must wear a recognised buoyancy aid.
Advise that you carry a bucket to bail water if the worst should happen.
Please note that as a weekly member you will not be able to use the club tractors. this means you will be relying on the goodwill and availability of club members to assist you in launching your craft."
Their website is http://www.pps-club.com/