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Old 27 May 2012, 03:42   #1
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Sliips with weekend parking in Swanage/Poole/Kimmeridge area

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Anyone know please whether any of the slips in the Swanage/Poole/Kimmeridge/etc area are practical for leaving a car and trailer for a weekend (Fri-Sun)? We're heading into Weymouth for the middle weekend of the Olympics - have a berth for the boat (and for us!) organised once there but I was thinking that rather than the hassle of trying to launch there given I imagine the town's going to be chaotic, it might be nice to launch further east (we're coming from that direction) and go in by sea. I see the various slips in the area listed in boatlaunch but it's not too clear which ones you can leave a car/trailer at for more than a day. Can you leave things for a weekend at Kimmeridge for example? Can you get a 3-day ticket for the car park at Swanage? 3/4 or more tidal within easy reach of Weymouth would be ideal. Any suggestions gratefully received!
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Old 27 May 2012, 06:26   #2
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You could try Redcliff Farm near Wareham......

It's a lovely trip out into Poole harbour and I imagine, as it's a campsite, you'll be able to leave your car and trailer there. Best call them first of course.
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Old 27 May 2012, 06:33   #3
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Cobbs quay have overnight parking but the slip is around 45 per round trip, you'll need to go to the marina office to check parking rates. Or try Rockley sands, slips a bit sandy and has cross tides on springs but you can park in the locked compound overnight, last year the slip was 30 I think.
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Old 29 May 2012, 17:46   #4
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Thanks guys - very useful!

Cobbs Quay sounds a bit pricey! I've heard there is another yard next door to it - anyone know anything about that please?

And would still be grateful please for any advice re Swanage or Kimmeridge as well - anyone please?

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The yard next to Cobbs is Davis's Boatyard and they share the same entrance but are cheeper. I think the slip is about 25 but I dont know if that includes parking, although outside the boatyard there are no double yellow lines or permit parking so you should be okay.
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Thanks guys - very useful!

Cobbs Quay sounds a bit pricey! I've heard there is another yard next door to it - anyone know anything about that please?

And would still be grateful please for any advice re Swanage or Kimmeridge as well - anyone please?

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Yep - next door is Davis Yard - kept my boat there last season. Its a little less 'sophisticated' ( suits me well ! ) than Cobbs. Never had a problem with it , apart from it is a tidal slip which can cause problems if you time it wrong.

Worth a call.
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Swanage has a good slip next to the RNLI slip, parking for car & trailer, though I dont know the costs.
Christchurch slip is always another option
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