Originally Posted by thorper
If you take the rib down to Porthkerris, they will launch your boat over the beach with a tractor (for a fee). The beach there is too steep for normal cars (the tractor can struggle).
You can also launch at Porthoustock with a 4x4 down the beach (stony beach, shallow angle)
If you're into living dangerously, have a big 4x4, you can launch on kennack sands beach, but its not advisable.
I donít suppose you have a contact number for the tractor driver at Porthkerris do you?
We will be staying at Kennack Sands for a week in September; we have been there for the last 3 years running with the inflatables & we usually launch from Porthoustock. We have seen the fun people have trying to launch ribs from there. Last year there were 2 4X4ís roped together one at the top & the other at the bottom of the beach, with the trailer and rib on the back & an incoming tide. The rope was a chunky piece of kit but when it snapped it shot up the beach smashing the back window out of the top 4X4, and the driver of this vehicle was burred under all the rope that had come inside the vehicle. They were lucky because a local put them in touch with a farmer, who just got there with his tractor before the water reached the bottom 4X4. We donít want to end up in the same situation but we would like to use our new toy. So if we could get in touch with this tractor driver at Porthkerris it would be worth paying to launch.
P.s. have you been in the Five Pilchards?
My god do they do large portions !!!! and as for their chocolate fudge cake WOW!!!!!!!!!