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Old 30 July 2013, 17:20   #1
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RIB Exploring Holiday Birmingham/Wales and Surrounding Area

Hi All,

We are a family of 4 including twin 3 year old boys with a weeks holiday in September where we were intending to take the RIB to Devon and go exploring, however the brother in law who lives in Birmingham has his 30th birthday at the beginning or our hols so to try and cut down on the travelling were wondering whether anyone has any good suggestions for nice places to explore in the RIB up that way, possibly Anglesey or South Wales?

With 3 year olds on board it is best to be somewhere with access to some sheltered water incase the weather is not favourable at sea. Also nice to have some beaches and coves etc to go and explore so we can get off and keep them amused. Looking on google maps was wondering what the Milford Haven area was like? Area around Llanelli? Anglesey? Any large lakes etc up that way? Any other suggestions?

Thanks a lot,

Ollie
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Old 30 July 2013, 17:25   #2
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Hi All,

We are a family of 4 including twin 3 year old boys with a weeks holiday in September where we were intending to take the RIB to Devon and go exploring, however the brother in law who lives in Birmingham has his 30th birthday at the beginning or our hols so to try and cut down on the travelling were wondering whether anyone has any good suggestions for nice places to explore in the RIB up that way, possibly Anglesey or South Wales?

With 3 year olds on board it is best to be somewhere with access to some sheltered water incase the weather is not favourable at sea. Also nice to have some beaches and coves etc to go and explore so we can get off and keep them amused. Looking on google maps was wondering what the Milford Haven area was like? Area around Llanelli? Anglesey? Any large lakes etc up that way? Any other suggestions?

Thanks a lot,

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Thanks, are there plenty of places, beaches etc that you can just anchor close in and get off for a few hours? From recollection there's a hec of a current through the Menai?
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holyhead is ideal - great scenery, wildlife and beaches if conditions allow, large harbour / marina for if shelter is required.
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launch at Ty Calch, Caernarfon, if the weather is good then Llandwyn Island is close by with a great beach, and plenty of others heading towards Sth Stack. If you need a bit of shelter then head down the Menai towards the Straits, loads to look at and some big sand banks to explore on low water. pick up a chartlet from the Caernarfon Harbour Master for the Straits, it shows all the marks and best routes etc, good spot to anchor is just of Church Island
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launch at Ty Calch, Caernarfon, if the weather is good then Llandwyn Island is close by with a great beach, and plenty of others heading towards Sth Stack. If you need a bit of shelter then head down the Menai towards the Straits, loads to look at and some big sand banks to explore on low water. pick up a chartlet from the Caernarfon Harbour Master for the Straits, it shows all the marks and best routes etc, good spot to anchor is just of Church Island
As Chris Said you cannot go wrong with a couple of days on and round the menai, It has to be pretty cack not to be able to explore up to the bridges
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Or you could enjoy the thrills and hills of Pembrokeshire, with the advantage of other forms of entertainment if the weather turns sour, especially good for the little one's is Folly farm adventure park/zoo, Manor house wildlife park or Bluestone water park, and Oakwood for the adults with some adrenalin pumped rides I can assure you, and some nice sheltered bays aswell like Dale at the western edge of the Daugleddau estuary, and there's lots more sheltered Bays and creeks further up river passed Milford haven, with some lovely places offering free pontoons to stop for lunch, and all launch sites are free too, and if the weathers good and your felling adventurous you could point your bows out past St Anns Head into the Celtic Sea and visit some of the local Islands, there won't be so many sea birds around that time of year though, but there's always some still hanging around just offshore, there's also a good chance of spotting Seal pups from land or sea that time of year.
Hope you have a good trip wherever you choose.
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Thanks a lot everyone for your replies, being new to the forum I never realised how active it was. Any more suggestions ideas keep them coming! Thanks again.
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