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Old 12 March 2014, 04:54   #1
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Campsites with Launching/Overnighting

Would like to do a few extended coastal trips this year, & quite like the idea of camping along the way perhaps Cornwall/Devon area though tempted with a Scotland trip too. 3-4 nights type thing.


So looking for campsites on the coast with moorings or safe anchorage that might be suitable, what can you guys suggest or recommend anywhere in particular?
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There are lots of campsites around with sea access, but most of them simply have launching over the beach or basic slipway and no access to moorings.

There are 2 exceptions that I know of.

Riverside Holidays , Hamble Campsites, Hampshire

Riverside Campsite is situated next to the car park for Mercury Yacht Haven on the Hamble. All facilities including visitor berths and slipway.

Penmarlam Caravan and Camping Park, Fowey, Cornwall - Caravan and Tent Holidays

Opposite Fowey, it has direct access to pontoons and slipway down a steep 500m path.

Your other option (and one we use) is to find the mooring 1st and then look for close campsites, however most of these seem to be a taxi ride away.
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Penmarlem is probably the slickest operation in Cornwall.
However, around here (Falmouth Bay) it is possibly to take a nice mooring/berth for a week and camp very close to it. A berth/camp operation around these parts is not available.
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though tempted with a Scotland trip too. 3-4 nights type thing.


So looking for campsites on the coast with moorings or safe anchorage that might be suitable, what can you guys suggest or recommend anywhere in particular?
To many places in Scotland to mention ..so best choose an area then ask whats available in that area.

I did Resipole campsite last year and can recommend it. It has its own slipway..you can hire a mooring too..though I just launched and recovered off the slipway every day as its not busy.

The campsite is on Loch Sunnart..a 19mile long sea loch which is sheltered. No major tide flows to worry about. It has great sea fishing and you can have a go at trying to catch a common skate..up to 200lb as they are in the loch in the deeper sandy bottom parts.

From Loch Sunnart..you can easily visit Tomermory and Mull..or go round the Ardnamuchan Point..which is the most westerly point on mainland uk..

Scenery is remote and breathtaking..only drawback is the Scottish Midge..they can eat you alive on a calm night

Resipole Holiday Park | Touring Park
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To many places in Scotland to mention....
Yeah, just a shame that no one wants to go there 'coz its cold, wet and infested with midges/Scottish people.
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There are a few Cornish expats here too, Mollers :-)
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There are a few Cornish expats here too, Mollers :-)
Really?!! Why?
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Addled yer swede on that stuff that they squeeze out of peat bogs.

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infested with midges/Scottish people.
Naw..I guess its a while since you were in Scotland Mollers.. the sensible Scots emigrated to Canada and New Zealand years ago.. its infested with English now ..why do you think they want Independance
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