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Old 10 July 2013, 14:50   #1
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Launching, Studland bay?

Now I have the Bombard 380 I want to launch from the National trust Studland bay beach.
I am a member of the National trust so get the parking free, my question is do you just launch straight from the beach and do you have to pay a launch fee, or
do you have to use the slip at the far end next to the sail boats?

If you just launch anywhere on the beach do they get upset?
I have launch wheels so not a problem hopefully.

Possibly better to go to Baiter and launch there?
Again any launch fee at Baiter? Will have to pay to park I suppose.
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I think it will be better to launch at Baiter, I think the car park is about 10 inc launching and car parking. However, if you have launch wheels I can't see why you can't pay for parking as a normal car as you don't have a trailer
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Worth Trying Shell Bay, either watersports or sailing
Not a long journey by sea round the headland and into studland... just be very aware of the training Bank
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On the Studland side, I think Shell Bay is the only place you can launch a boat with an engine and its expensive and not sure they do ad hoc launches.
The National Trust Beach at Knoll Beach has a slip but it can only be used for dinghies and non motorised boats
Nowhere else on this beach really has car/trailer access.
There are a number of very small slips/ramps on Banks Road the other side of the chain ferry on the Sandbanks peninsular which are only suitable for hand launching (and at high tide!) but are really for the windsurfers & kayaks - you may be able to get a Bombard launched on one of these with difficulty - if you can find adjacent parking.
Otherwise as Whisper says Baiter is your best bet. There is also a public slip in Swanage.
For such a large harbour there are pathetically few casual public launching spots!
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Thanks for everyones help.
Looks like Baiter is the best bet, shame the parking is so expensive.

I will have a look at Swanage also but I think parking is going to be the problem there.
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From Studland they charge you according to HP of engine. We launch from ocean bay water sports , Float off , float on, tow out by Charlie on the beach. On a nice day you can anchor off beach and use beach, its gorgeous. Pop around old harry and maybe spot the dolphins. Parking is ok on back roads if you are early ish. Trailer can stay on beach.
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Little free public slip via 6'6" barrier in Poole near Haven caravan site. Nice run to the beach from there... I used it this may, parking free, as on road...

Just off lake drive
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553967[/URL]]Little free public slip via 6'6" barrier in Poole near Haven caravan site. Nice run to the beach from there... I used it this may, parking free, as on road...

Just off lake drive

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This is a great little place to launch smaller craft & completely free, Just don't park on the beach on a low tide with your immobiser key in your wetsuit
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Pete, as mentioned further up, launch at baiter and park your car in the regular car park. I think I paid 4 for 5 hours which isn't too bad..
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