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Old 27 May 2004, 09:20   #1
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Good launch sites near caravan parks

We're taking our RIB and touring caravan to a lovely spot in Cornwall near Mevagissey this summer. We watched them launching fair sized ribs off the caravan site's beach by tractor last year and there's some great bits of coastline to explore.

That's this summer sorted, however for another holiday, I can't help wondering if there may be some other similar touring caravan sites with their own launch facilities or near to a public slipway. A past thread mentioned Ladram Bay, however they only seem to cater for ribs < 5m.

Can anyone recommend any similar sites from, say, the Solent around to Pembrokeshire?
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Old 27 May 2004, 10:12   #2
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You will find quite a few campsites (23) listed on Boatlaunch, just select campsites from the list on the left hand side after you have clicked on the main map. We also list chandlery, tides, engine agents and loads of other stuff. You also get all this information on the free CD with current issue of Sportsboat and RIB or buy a copy of the Good Launch Guide and get a free CD.
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Talking of Sportsboat and RIB magazine... I'm having trouble gettting hold of a copy. Tried three local newsagents, Fourbuoys, McColls, Alldays - all just said "No" and weren't interested in ordering it. I'm off to WH Smiths in town this afternoon to look for a copy!
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Thanks Geoff. I bought your book last year - probably before you included the CD with it. Unfortunately not all campsites will take touring caravans, so I'm really fishing for anyone else that may also do mad things like holidaying with caravans and ribs and can make some recommendations!
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mad things like holidaying with caravans and ribs and can make some recommendations!
How exactly does one tow a touring caravan and a Rib
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How exactly does one tow a touring caravan and a Rib
Very carefuly, especialy on Cornish roads.

2 cars?
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One car .... back and forth - sad eh!

That's why we don't go too far.
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quite a few places in Wales - the Gower coast is ideal - try port eynon or oxwich but check them out first - oxwich really needs a 4x4 as you have to drive across beach but it is quite firm. Stunning bit of coast though.
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I believe there is a capmsite with launching facilities in dawlish, devon. May be called peppermint park but can't be sure. A friend of mine took his boat down there last year and spent almost every day exploring the coast. Excellent apparently!
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For the last few years we have been staying at Penmarlam Campsite nr the Boddinick Ferry in Cornwall.

Up to this year the site has been a bit basic but good for boating with a slip into Fowey Harbour available all states of the Tide.


A new owner this year has built a shop and new female toilets. There is a website which you can get to via google.

In fact I am just leaving Cambridgeshire heading in that direction.




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