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Old 20 August 2011, 05:43   #1
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Nice marinas to stay and rib in England

Hello, I live on the west coast of Scotland and fancy holidaying/ribbing somewhere on the south or west coast of England. Anyone know any nice marinas/lodges where I could take the family. P.s doesn't have to be 5 star, its more about the ribbing. Any thoughts on locations?
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Old 20 August 2011, 06:49   #2
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We had a week here Stunning! easy launching at either Bridport or Portland. Plenty of nice cruising areas within easy reach
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As Pikey Dave will probably also confirm... There are some stunning cruising grounds and marina's a tad south of Portsmouth.... .......

Admitedly About 90 odd miles due south but worth the extra effort. :-)

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As Pikey Dave will probably also confirm... There are some stunning cruising grounds and marina's a tad south of Portsmouth.... .......

Admitedly About 90 odd miles due south but worth the extra effort. :-)

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Oooohhhh Yessss Portsmouth/le Havre on LD lines is the cheapest way. Cartaret across to Jersey is particularly nice
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Lee on Solent, Port Solent, Poole, Weymouth, Torquay, Fowey, Dartmouth, the list goes on - I'd go Poole or Dartmouth I think.
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Thanks all for your advice, if you ever fancy visiting the west coast of Scotland, here is my local beach on the isle of mull called Calgary bay.
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Depends when you plan to do it, if this year then be quick!

Day 1: Start from Eastbourne or Newhaven (both have nice Marina and slipway), stop for Lunch in Brighton Marina, then head to Chichester/Portsmouth.


Day 2: Portsmouth to Ryde (IoW) for Lunch and then go straight to Poole (again nice marinas, hotels, B&B etc.)

Day 3: Poole to Weymouth, you will then pass the Lulworth Cove. Stop for lunch in Weymouth and then to Exmouth.

Depending on your rib, how much fuel you consume, and weather permitting you may combine that trip in just 2 days or even one and half.

If you start from SW, then you may be able to visit Isle of Scilly.

Generally 60-80miles/day is more than enough when you are with family.

We did Poole to Exmouth twice last year with a Rodman 28 and it was an amazing experience.
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Poole would be a good base, lots of Marina's to choose from. Plenty to do around the islands in the harbour or along jurrasic Coast, Studland, Isle Of Wight etc within reach.
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