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Old 01 March 2012, 15:01   #1
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Hi all, I'm looking into taking my 6.2m rib to Cromer diving in couple months and was wondering if anyone knows where I will be able to launch? Iv heard there is a tractor on Cromer beach but can't find any information on this.
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Never launched from cromer but we have been there a few times without the boat.
The tractors on cromer beach are for launching the fishing boats

East Runton may be a possibility though
Seafront Cromer[slipway] - Boatlaunch

or a little further around the coast Sea Palling where you can definatly launch.

The website appears to be broken but when we were there last year I saw a couple of ribs tractor launched (and loads of jetskis)

Beach Rock Leisure

This explains better though
Seafront Cromer[slipway] - Boatlaunch
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Thank you for your reply, shame about Cromer but sea palling isn't to far round so I'll give that a try
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This details the Beach Rock Leisure fees
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There is a slip at Walcott gap
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Cromer is a no go unless your boat is small enough to push across the beach, or you're friends with one of the local fishermen!

I used the Walcott gap ramp onto the beach once. Wouldn't fancy doing it with a 6m RIB. The beach is quite shallow here, so (unless you drive your car into the sea) you'd have to push the trailer into enough depth and then pull it out with a long rope. This is likely to be very tricky on anything but a very calm day.

As has been said, your best bet is Beach Rock Leisure at Sea Palling. Run by a family; really nice bunch. They tow you from their carpark into the sea with their tractor and then pull you out when you're done. Remember to take a copy of your insurance with you as they won't launch you without it. Plus it's always pretty sheltered there because of the breakwater.
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