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Old 16 March 2016, 16:00   #1
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Having upgraded my boat last month, not a rib I'm afraid, hopefully you guys won't mind that.

I'm looking at going away in June to the south coast, I'm thinking devon, the Solent or even Cornwall if its worth the journey. i have been looking on here and found Pentewan but I'm really looking for a caravan/holiday home with a marina near by so that i can leave the boat on the water for the week. ideal with places to visit by boat.

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Old 16 March 2016, 17:16   #2
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Hi Ben - try this link

Campsites with Boat Launching Facilities or Moorings - UK Camp Site Articles

It's got a list of campsites with moorings,etc.

Only know because I am also currently trying to find a nice campsite on the Southcoast where I can take my new toy with me :-)
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Old 16 March 2016, 18:21   #3
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I'm looking at going away in June to the south coast, I'm thinking devon, the Solent or even Cornwall if its worth the journey.


Solent and Devon are great, the other one definitely isn't worth it.
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Old 16 March 2016, 18:38   #4
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You won't be disappointed with Pentewan you can get a weeks launch deal with a tractor which saves some of the hassle of daily launching
We had several good holidays there a few years ago and it's realy a good spot and plenty of places to visit by boat
I think Mollers is probably trying to put you off so he can keep it for himself!
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Old 16 March 2016, 18:47   #5
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You won't be disappointed with Pentewan you can get a weeks launch deal with a tractor which saves some of the hassle of daily launching
I actually stayed at Pentewan once with the boat, it's a long story, it's only 15m up the coast.

I'm possibly a little spoilt living where I do, but I thought that the tractor thing was a PITA and a tad hairy with a lumpy onshore slop running.

If you have to come to Cornwall, Penmarlem, just around the corner up the Fowey river, is the way to go with it's deepwater pontoons. The whole operation inc. camping is run by the Harbour Commissioners office and is very slick.
They also offer a 'free' tender service from Fowey back to Polruan side should you miss the Ferry.
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Another positive vote for Penmarlem, only slight issue is the very steep slip.

If you fancy the Solent, Riverside Campsite is next door to Mercury Yacht Harbour with slipway and visitor moorings.
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Mollers is correct about the lumpy onshore,you do get days where it's unsuitable to launch.
We were usually 2 week family holidays so weren't bothered about the odd none boating day.We would typically just get the body boards out or take the bikes out.
Being right on the beach with the caravan meant Pentewan was ideal for us with quite small kids at the time
Obviously not for everyone though
I'm sure if we keep trying we might coax info on more of Cornwall's hidden jems out of Mollers 😉
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Solent and Devon are great, the other one definitely isn't worth it.
Protecting your boating area are we ?? not good down there is it
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Protecting your boating area are we ?? not good down there is it
Nah! the area is stunning, it's the locals.......................
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