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Old 04 March 2008, 08:12   #1
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Best Beaches in the Solent?

Hi Guys,

Summer is coming, and I am going to spend time getting the boat ready to enjoy some family days out...

What sandy beaches are around in the solent, which I can either beach the boat, or anchor+swim/dinghy in?

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Anything to worry about on the beach there?
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Anything to worry about on the beach there?
There are a few lumps of rock, if I remember correctly.
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Check out Shellbay/Studland beaches. S. side of Poole harbour. Warning there is a nudist beach at the Studland end. While there you can also visit Sandbanks, Poole harbour, Brownsea etc. On the way there you could visit Bournmouth beach, which is very nice. Just google Shellbay Poole.
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East Head

Not strictly Solent but East Head in Chichester Harbour is really nice but very crowded at weekends , You can anchor off the western point and almost step ashore unless the winter gales have changed the shape . I notice that the Winner has moved again .It does have a very strong tidal flow on the point but easier towards the eastern end .
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If going into Chichester harbour keep a close eye on your speed. I believe the speed limit is 6 knots and there are frequent patrols to catch the speedsters...with accompanying large fines
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Priory Bay just South of Seaview on Isle of Wight - but don't tell anyone.
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Priory Bay just South of Seaview on Isle of Wight - but don't tell anyone.

Mmm.
Last time we were there every man, his dog, and his mates had been told.

Actually its quite nice, but beware how little water there is a surprising distance off the beach.

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Ryde is sandy,by the marina,high tide only,you can moor off the beach in good weather but there can be a cross tide or you can moor in the marina and walk to the beach but watch the time as it all drys out!
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