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Old 06 April 2007, 16:10   #1
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Scratchells Bay

I have often seen the nice looking beach below the Artillery Rocket range at the Needles and wondered if its a good place to land.
Anyone done this and would it be a good place for a BBQ. I guess you'd need an offshore wind and be aware of the tidal currents. Would it be a good idea to land on that beach ?

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Old 06 April 2007, 18:10   #2
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Be careful there are one or two submerged rocks to be careful about. I'm sure that someone will give you more accurate info.


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Old 07 April 2007, 08:11   #3
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We had a swim there last year. Little cave to explore at the southern end. Whilst I don't think there are any tides you do need flat calm weather and no swell.

I think Tim M posted a photo of the rock that is just submerged a while back. Its towards the southern end and we only spotted it because there was a wave breaking on it.

We anchored about 15m off the beach and swam ashore.

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Old 08 April 2007, 05:03   #4
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This might help a little
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Old 08 April 2007, 05:14   #5
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I tried beaching Cormorant on that beach once and it proved to be very difficult. As Pete says anchoring off the beach and swimming ashore would be best. If you didn't fancy the swimming bit you could get one of those dirt cheap kids blow up dinghies and paddle ashore in that.

Very nice little bay though
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