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Old 22 June 2014, 05:34   #1
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Launching in South Hams

Hi guys, do any of you have any experience of launching in and around Salcombe, Bigbury, South Sands, aveton Gifford and Kingsbridge?
Also what are the charges to be paid for various ramps?
Boat parking in the area in August?
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Old 22 June 2014, 15:56   #2
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Salcombe - Batson Creek. Good steep wide slip. There are hoses for washing down and flushing the engine.

Phone the boat park and book a space for your car - 01548 844010. There is a trailer park.

The guys down there are very helpful.
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Old 23 June 2014, 03:19   #3
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Hi guys, do any of you have any experience of launching in and around Salcombe, Bigbury, South Sands, aveton Gifford and Kingsbridge?
Also what are the charges to be paid for various ramps?
Boat parking in the area in August?
Many thanks
Tom
Black is spot on - Bigbury is a sandy beach and not suitable with a pay car park, South Sands is possible but access for anything but tenders is very difficult (especially if you come down the wrong approach road), Aveton Gifford is very todal and also only for very small boats - Stick to Salcombe and save yourself a sh1t load of grief!

(I can see the slip from my house!)
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I thought as much. I have been going to the area for nigh on 35 years on holiday, but this is the first time with the boat. It's only a 3.8m SIB, but on a trailer, fed up with pumping it up each time, so looking for a slipway if possible. It would be nice to be able to launch at Bigbury, but I know it is a sandy beach, but wondered if anyone has done it as I tend to go out fishing early morning and I am back at the cottage by 11am. Aveton Gifford might be nice to launch at high tide and take a trip to Bantham and then back on the next flood.
Very jealous of you Cookee living in such a wonderful place
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Hi, I'm holidaying at Bigbury right now, not sure what the law is on this but I just drive my car onto the beach, drag my boat out the boot pump it up, stick on the outboard, park the car and away I go, I must confess I have a 4x4 but seen 2wds down there, stick to the middle where the hotel range rovers go and you should be fine
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I'm staying down at Higher Rew Farm this weekend in the camper.

I'm assuming that I am ok to hand launch the Aerotec at North Sands beach?

Any locals tell me whether there is anything prohibiting me doing this?

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Launch at South Sands - much easier!
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Cheers Cookee!

Avoiding the Batson slip over this weekend might be a good plan...

You rag and sticking this weekend?
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Hi

Cookee is right, don't come through Combe to get to south sands best to follow Collaton Road all the way to the end, sharp right and your there it's ok with that size rig
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I ended up trailing my SIB to the area and due to the arse end of hurricane Bertha, and the Salcombe regattas did not end up using it once. I will be back for a long weekend fishing when the kids have gone back to school.
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