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Old 07 January 2012, 15:34   #1
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Ribbing in South Cornwall

We have been going to Salcombe for our annual holiday most years but fancy a change this year. I was lookming at Looe or Polperro has anyone got any recommendations. Is launching easy? Are there any moorings available?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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Fowey is another Popular destination. Looe has a public slip with ample parking (chargeable) but its tidal and only really good for a couple hours either side, There is a better slip just up from this one but it's chargeable.

Fowey has a chargeable slip but it's a very busy place with tight lanes and average parking. Your be used to that at Salcombe though!

Visitor moorings are available for all places mentioned

Take a look at the following link which has further details including contact numbers to enquire further. I live in the top of Cornwall so if I can help in any way just ask

http://www.visitcornwall.tv/tourist-...sey-looe-fowey
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Plymouth is also an option, free slipways and stay outside in the nice bits then run in.
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Plymouth is also an option, free slipways and stay outside in the nice bits then run in.
Not quite South Cornwall though :wink: and not a place you want to holiday in IMHO

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Not quite South Cornwall though :wink: and not a place you want to holiday in IMHO

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Penmarlam at Bodinnick has a good slip with visitor pontoon moorings. Contact Fowey harbourmaster.
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Not quite South Cornwall though :wink: and not a place you want to holiday in IMHO

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There are some really nice places within shouting distance to Plymouth, easy slips with at all tides options (unlike most of Cornwall) and plenty of yards if you don't want to drag about. Once down the estuary you haven't got to go far before you hit Kernow soil

Launching sites at all states is something we really struggle with in Cornwall, the North Coast is worse so it makes a big difference - unless Falmouth is an option
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One good example is here - Hingston Down Farm

Not right by the coast but really good for Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor, Eden. The Tamar is down the road and Saltash Slip on 15 minutes away.

There are loads of other options like thsi with shouting distance - the thought of staying in Plymouth
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Any where between Looe and Polkerris you shall find ample slippage. Fowey side by the ferry is free with car and trailer parking and good access. Opposite bank upstream is Mixtow/Penmarlam, bit more of a pain to get to, only because of distance from anywhere but at 9 per day seems expensive. However there is slippage, cafe, toilets and showers, parking included, flushing water and a chandlery.........so actually amazing value, and visitor moorings and bank/pontoon loading.
Polruan has a slip. Park at the top and wander down to assess access.
Polkerris slip arranged via cafe (on website) and has moorings at 5 per day. Here you get straight out onto open water.......pub and restaurant and parking, beach showers here too.
So, huge variety in this small area.
Large boats (dive and twin engines) usually launch from Fowey and Penmarlam.
The other slips are really more suited for 4-6M boats.
Plenty of temp moorings on the Fowey alongside pontoons for lunches, supplies etc. Also Royal Fowey Yacht club and RNLI are welcome stops.
Fantastic coastal runs and many sea access only beaches east or west.
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Thanks for your help. There look as though there are some interesting options
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There are two other useful names for the Fowey vicinity.
In Lostwithiel there is a fantastic outboard sales and service centre.
Also Ed Banyard is there...........country's finest tube service and repair facility.
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