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Old 25 May 2014, 10:33   #1
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Only 6 sleeps :-)

Hi fellars
I'm like a big kid right now, not had a decent holiday for years and we are taking the boat to Cornwall on Saturday for two weeks. We are staying at St Austell for the first week and then moving to Porthallow. We are new to ribbing but not to boating, we both have our day skipper and radio licence, can anyone give any advice on rounding the lizard to Kynance cove, is it a bugger? I've heard mixed comments. if it's more for a group or people with more experience I'll just head round with the trailer. Also, if anyone can suggest any places not to miss we would love to hear.

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Old 25 May 2014, 12:14   #2
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It's a doddle. You should be on neaps by then, so rounding the point shouldn't be an issue. Stay offshore a bit rather than hug it tight.

Find Kynance on your plotter before making an approach, it's not visible from the sea. Approach via the right hand side (Lizard Point side) when coming in, it'll become clear why when you're there.

Don't bother with Kynance if the wind direction has a W in it. It'll be lumpy in there and getting ashore could be challenging.
Avoid high water, as there will be no beach at all.

Get it right with wind/tide/weather and you'll think that you've slipped through the back of the magic wardrobe. It's that nice. Shusssh.

Trailer?! It's a 1.5m walk down a goat track to get there by land from a NT car park.
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Also try prussia cove it's a old smugglers cove it has some awesome scenery and some of the best snorkelling areas of cornwall lots of wildlife under the water and loads of rocky coastline to explore.

Has some lovely sun trap beaches as well has a small jetty that I have seen ribs moored up on for the day but would not advise if any of the weather is southerly or there abouts as its quite exposed to that sort of weather.
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For your first week Fowey must be on the list, upriver is lovely scenery if it's blowing a bit but if not head east toward Lantic Bay, on to Polperrro then Looe Island (& it's seal colony). West takes you around Gribben Head into St.Austell Bay, call into Polkerris (great restaurant Sam's on the Beach in the old lifeboat station) & a nice little beach. At the back of the bay is Charlestown with it's tall ships & several other 'boat only' beaches. West again out of the bay and your looking at Mevagissey. Bit early to say but it looks like the weather may be settling by the weekend
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Sounds fantastic, I can't believe I'm 54 and never been yet :-)


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A week on the Lizard and the radon, should go to work. I'm bang in the hottest spot. Our kids glow in the dark.
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A week on the Lizard and the radon, should go to work. I'm bang in the hottest spot. Our kids glow in the dark.
Same for commercial pilots and stewardesses.
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