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Old 12 July 2011, 12:10   #21
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If you go up towards Old Mil Creek there is a beach on the right which is great for BBQ's and Picnics. The beach a t Galmpton is also pretty good and easily accesible.
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Old 12 July 2011, 12:18   #22
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When I launch there I tend to run down to Slapton have lunch then come back this is in a 3.4m SIB with a 15hp outboard

It's a nice way to spend a day
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It is a great run that, we've been out boardriding along Slapton in the mornings over the last couple of weeks... it's been amazing, completely flat-calm amazing. There's a cracking beach between Blackpool and Strete gate too.. just look out for the lack of clothes on some people on the hot days!
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Thanks all - sounds awesome, should hopefully be on for this next year. Only thing now is to find an *affordable* self-catering cottage in the area for kid's summer holiday time...easier said than done knowing SW holiday rental prices...
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Thanks all - sounds awesome, should hopefully be on for this next year. Only thing now is to find an *affordable* self-catering cottage in the area for kid's summer holiday time...easier said than done knowing SW holiday rental prices...
Norton Park is quite cheap Jim owns a few chalets there and isn't greedy when it comes to hire prices

Norton Park is a bit basic but is okay
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Watch out for dumping waves all along Torcross (Slapton) and Blackpool sands in certain conditions - you can get all the way to Totnes if you want to go that far, great places to eat and drink up there as well!
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If your on your way up to Totnes let me know i'll come meet you for a beer
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If going up river investigating Bow Creek - on a rising tide is good - you can tie up for a beer at the Malsters at Tuckenhay.

I think you can beach at Sharpham and visit the vienyard / winery, and Tontnes is worth a visit. Saw a seal up in Home Reach a few weeks ago - never seen one so far up before.

If going out of the river, in a SIB, be wary of the chop in the Range - it can get quite lumpy. Blackpool sands as already described going west is good - if you head towards Brixham the beach at Scabbacombe is shelters with good anchorage / beaching
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I think you can beach at Sharpham and visit the vienyard / winery, and Tontnes is worth a visit. Saw a seal up in Home Reach a few weeks ago - never seen one so far up before.
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