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Old 19 February 2014, 12:21   #1
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Exmouth launching

Any one advise if new slip is open yet ?


Polly steps is full of stored boats for the winter not many spaces for parking this time of year,

Last time I looked manhead slip was closed and the recreation ground has a height restriction ,,
Wanta be out sat, down that way


Any advise greatly appreciated. Before I end up at my usual spot Burnham on sea,,
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Old 19 February 2014, 16:09   #2
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I love Teignmouth as you can tinkle in the estuary and make sure all the troops are ok before going out to sea, and you can also launch from a great slipway, but don't tell everybody they will all want to launch from there.

Plus you are still close to exmouth and torquay, and it's just off the bottom of the m5, just about three hours from birmingham.

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Understand Polly Steps will be a mare with all the wafi tubs there - including one my brother's just bought

How about another 20 mins and going out from Torquay / Brixham. no real tide worries.
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If you have a 4x4 there is a beach round the corner from Polly steps, and the pay and display car park opposite. IIRC its about 3.50 for a car and the same for a trailer I would guess, although there are no double spaces, I am sure you could probably fit there.
Just turn left before the weigh bridge, and the beach is a small gravel/sandy thing on the right.
Very useful for recovering when the tide is flooding strongly across polly steps.

It is a bit of a pain at the moment at polly steps, but I normally get there early, and manage to park.
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I love Teignmouth as you can tinkle in the estuary and make sure all the troops are ok before going out to sea, and you can also launch from a great slipway, but don't tell everybody they will all want to launch from there.

Plus you are still close to exmouth and torquay, and it's just off the bottom of the m5, just about three hours from birmingham.

Polly steps ? If so very limited parking at the minute
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Understand Polly Steps will be a mare with all the wafi tubs there - including one my brother's just bought How about another 20 mins and going out from Torquay / Brixham. no real tide worries.
+1 for Torquay
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Mamhead slip in Exmouth won't be rebuilt for summer 2014. Unfortunately it's in the hands of a not-very-clever District Council.

The recreation ground has had a load of work to improve the external banking. There's various bits of new hardware and it looks like the gates now have an open/close height restrictor rather than a fixed bar. Not sure whether they'll leave it open or closed but was open recently. Tidal range isn't great and there won't be any dredging out to the main channel. At least there's parking right there.

There's also Belsher's slipway which goes on to a firm beach. The developers of the surrounding flats contrived to put a dogleg in the approach, so not ideal for a big rig. You also can't park on the beach.
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