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Old 25 June 2017, 04:27   #1
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Lulworth cove

Hi, we are holidaying in poole this August and was wondering where is best to launch for a day at lulworth cove? We don't mind towing rib somewhere if it's easier and closer.
We are going with our 3 year old so want to make it as easy as possible, any other suggesting I would be grateful.
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Old 25 June 2017, 04:34   #2
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Portland sailing accadamy is exceleent, nice wide concrete slip, pontoon to moor to to sort while loading etc, plenty of parking, excellent shower facilities, and boat wash area, cant remember costs ? but well worth it for ease , will need to show boat ins
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Old 25 June 2017, 05:41   #3
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Portland also has a slipway at Castletown and there is Kimmeridge Slipway which can be a bit tidally limited. Kimmeridge is only a short hop from Lulworth and some shelter on route such as Worbarrow etc
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Weymouth is easy launching whith plenty to see do and eat!.... pontoons ect.

It's also a really nice Scenic run too/from West Bay and or Lyme Regis (strong tides around Portland) which has loads of Facility's and All states tide launching/ recovery...West Bay.

Lulworth Cove is lovely but will mean Tender/Wadeing ...or Cadgeing a lift...if your anchoring/mooring there.
Launching at WestBay covers visiting pontoons (available all Summer) fees at Lyme Regis too
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Portland sailing accadamy is exceleent, nice wide concrete slip, pontoon to moor to to sort while loading etc, plenty of parking, excellent shower facilities, and boat wash area, cant remember costs ? but well worth it for ease , will need to show boat ins
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As you're in Poole Baiter Park or Rockly Park would work.

Weymouth Slips are easier and better but not so sure it's worth the 45 - 60 minuter drive.
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As you're in Poole Baiter Park or Rockly Park would work.

Weymouth Slips are easier and better but not so sure it's worth the 45 - 60 minuter drive.
Good point in high summer.
Better time on the water than driving!!...still worth a run to West Bay ect though!
Rockley would be my choice in that case... you can do a deal for the week and just leave it on the Pontoons
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Thanks everyone for replies.

How far is it by sea from poole to lulworth cove?

My son loves watching all boats jetski and waterskiing etc, just wondered where would be the busiest area for this?
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Thanks everyone for replies.

How far is it by sea from poole to lulworth cove?

My son loves watching all boats jetski and waterskiing etc, just wondered where would be the busiest area for this?
I think it's about 20nm.
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Poole to Weymouth is 26NM from memory - I typically do that in ~1 hour on the Ribtec.

Lulworth is a few miles before Weymouth, so probably ~20NM-ish.

Depending on your family and children though, it is still a reasonable journey by RIB and around a couple of headlands (Durlston and St Albans) where the races can make it quite choppy. If you're taking young children, I'd definitely only do in fair weather and not in adverse tidal conditions on the headlands.
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