I looked at boatlaunch.co.uk first....
But when you read their sire it is full of errors, good for guidance, but you can never beat local knowledge, as to why I ask.. My fouvouite place in wales to lauch is not on this site either.....
NT site looks good, but need to know for sure if I can lauch, it's a long way away............
Phone Number: 01929 450259
Ramp Description: Motor boats are not allowed to launch here. Concrete sleepers are on a good slope but only to high tide line. Then gently shelving beach which can be soft on the ebb. Very popular beach area so pulling out with a rope is risky. Double high tides in Poole area helps.
Directions: Near Corfe Castle. From Wareham take A351 south to Corfe Castle. At foot of castle turn left onto B3351 for Studland. At Studland follow signs to Knoll beach, National Trust car park and slip is on right hand side at bottom of hill. Approaching from the chain ferry you pass the Shell Beach Yard slip on the right and continue for a couple of miles till you see the entrance to the NTs Knoll beach.
Ramp Type: Concrete onto firm sand.
Upper Area: Shingle
Lower Area: Sand
Suitability: Large trailer needs a car
Ramp Length: 1/4 tidal
Facilities: National Trust shop, cafe, loo''s, cold shower, parking - all about 250m from ramp. Bankes Arms 1 mile south near beach is highly recommended, but busy. Sheltered sea sailing, perfect family beach. Gets very crowded peak periods.
Charges: £4/day car, £4.50 single hull, £10 double hull and boats less than 20hp.
The minimum charge for launching is now £18 per day. You should contact National Trust for other charges. Previous charges shown no longer apply.
Cruising Area: Studland Bay (for the toys). Naturists beach. Old Harry Rocks (Handfast Point). Poole Harbour. Bournemouth. Swanage. Skiing area adjacent to Foreland under the cliffs.
Navigational Hazards: Motor boats are not allowed to launch here. Visiting boats anchoring / mooring still allowed off beach. 5Knt speed limit beach side of yellow marker bouys. Watch out for cordoned swimmers area marked by yellow floats. Popular area for overnighters out of Poole. Redland rocks very close to beach are marked but not really a problem. Easterly winds can make things lumpy. Check charts for reef between the ramp and shell bay offshore - well marked though