Originally Posted by RussellH
I notice that the Hotel website claims a "private beach" is that the one you went to? Am I right to assume that standard rules apply & that all land up to the HW Mark is public.
Correct in most cases: up to the high water mark is HM Queen property and it is very difficult, although not impossible that someone owns a beach.
Different rules in Scotland though: a lot of people have "feif" (sp?) to the shore, a very old ruling which allows them to "own" the area below high water mark to a distance that a horse could be ridden out to at dead low water. Classic example of this is Largs Marina, Ayrshire: formerly Lord Glasgow owned "feif" to the shore and he sold it to the developers.
Yes, I know some great bays and inlets to anchor in but if I told you I'd have to .....etc etc etc