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Old 24 March 2005, 15:05   #1
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Sandy beaches and fuel stops...

Hi,
when you guys do trips around the IOW or further afield, how do you manage for fuel stops? We come out of the Hamble and we carry 10 gallons of petrol and can get to Yarmouth and back. So how do you get around the otherside or get to Christchurch?

Also do you know of any sandy beaches accessable by boat that I could take the family to? Fancy Sandown but again fuel is a problem.

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Old 24 March 2005, 15:37   #2
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Ryde is a nice sandy beach but high tide only,further round towards bembridge is priory bay,and this is accesible for more of the tide but you will need to go careful as you go in unless you have local knowledge as it gets shallow before getting deeper as you aproach the beach.
Bembridge sands always look a nice high tide option!
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Bimey ,u must have a thisty littlle sucker there,Whitecliff bay is a nice little spot,i am alway on the island most weekends so if you get twitcher about fuel phone,be glad to help 07778-774422 Ray
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Sandown is good for landing as the fish and chip shop is just up the high street from the sea front. Makes an good place to stop whilst decompressing between dives. There is a pier but the nobber that runs it wants a fortune to moor up for a stop and the barnacles aren't going to do your toobs much good. Instead we drop the anchor 30 yards off the beach and drift back on it.

Bembridge isn't very welcoming and watch the tide if you go in.

Nice beach just round the corner from the Needles or even freshwater bay but only if its flat calm and watch your speed and the rocks. Ventnor has a new little harbour just don't let the smell put you off and the harbour master very friendly.

There is another little harbour/landing stage between Ventnor and St Caths but there are underwater blocks to break the surf just below the surface so tread carefully.

With 90 hp you are going to need bigger fuel tanks even if you refuel at Yarmouth. Loads of stuff about fuel tanks on here, spend an evening searching.

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Thanks for the help everybody, esp Ray's offer of help. Hopefully we will make it to the beach this summer but it looks like I need to get bigger fuel tanks first. I have been into Bembridge harbour but unsure about approaching the beach. We will be out on the Solent tomorrow so I will look out for you all.
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Bembridge is very nice. Into the harbour, turn left and beach. A nice cafe less than 20m away. No fuel though - it's a long walk to Tesco's.

Pete7 doesn't like it 'cause they take objection to the harbour being covered in a pall of black smoke when he has left.
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Bembridge beach is flat but watch the ledge! Oh and a long carry back to water if you let the tide go out

But the Crab and Lobster is worth it! If desperate I could probably get fuel sorted but would need prior notice.

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