Originally Posted by Bam Bam
Hi Jake, where is the nearest slip (are there any pontoons to load the family etc) or am I asking a daft question (dont know the area) and what are the charges and parking like. Thanks.
Hi BAM BAM
The nearest slip to the site is at Hayle (about 3 miles), Loads of parking and £12/launch (inc parking for car and trailer) or they do a weekly one. Depends whether he is there or not. Petrol station and shops only 300 yards away.No pontoons but very sheltered being about 3/4 of a mile inland, down the Hayle river to st Ives bay with close access to St ives, Carbis bay (no beaching at the other beaches) and Godrevy lighthouse and beyond.
You can also launch at St. Ives, but don't recommend this unless you are leaving the boat in the Harbour during your stay. I think its about £85 for the week.
Penzance is about 11 miles away and this is an excellent place to launch. Free Launch if under 20', Commercial parking only £7.40 (2 spaces) Toilets/shops close by. Wide slip with Pontoon and on leaving the Harbour the whole of Mounts bay to cruise in. We even pulled in at St Michael's Mount and then on the beach at Marazion for a quick drink at the beach bar there. You can of course leave Penzance and head South/west passing Mousehole and Lamorna heading towards Lands end.
You are only 40 mins drive to Falmouth and there have been loads of discussions on here recently about where to launch and things to do in that area.
I could go on but i'd be here for days. If you want to discuss in more detail then send me PM with your number and I'll give you a call.
I've put some pics on ,on the beach at Marazion opposite the mount,launching at Penzance harbour, cruising between Penzance and st michaels mount and st ives harbour.