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Old 27 June 2012, 02:54   #1
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Cornwall launching

Off to Mylor next Thursday for a week of boating, basing ourselves in a cottage in the marina, and the boat on the pontoon, an upgrade from camping and daily launching last year! Looks like we might catch the end of the Pendennis regatta. Fingers crossed that Mollers hasn't eaten all the mussels in the Helford this year - they had sold out at the Ferry Inn last year!

After Mylor a friend has given us use of a place near Padstow - never been boating on the North coast.

Is there anywhere to launch on at Padstow?

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Old 27 June 2012, 03:16   #2
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There's a slip at Padstow itself but it's narrow, steep and tidal from memory. Not used it myself. Car parking probably ok as you're out of season. One at Wadebridge too and it's good and wide, but no adjacent parking other than the road although there's a number of decent car parks in the town - only used this one for launching kayaks. Again, tidal.

Always wanted to give the Camel estuary a go as its a beautiful place.

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Old 28 June 2012, 03:15   #3
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The slip at Padstow is steep, narrow and slippy . The whole are is tidal. Rock has launching from a beach ( ideally with a 4wd ) but parking for car and trailer is an issue. It is a very pretty estuary with amazing beaches but a sib is the best thing for it unless you want to go out to sea proper which is obviously more "serious" than the south coast.
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