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Old 14 January 2011, 17:26   #1
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I'm looking for places to visit via boat with the family (Pub/shopping/mooring) within easy reach of a launch at Lee on Solent - I've done the Lee on Solent across to Cowes thing which is great, but not ventured anywhere else. Does anyone know of any other places that are a short/medium run from Lee on Solent that could offer some/all of the above?

A nice pub in an Estuary/river with mooring out front would be ideal - pub lunch and a run back.

Trying to break the wife and young son into boating.. Son loves the crab catching in the harbour, just the better half to please now!

Thanks for any help.

Jim
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Lymington , Yarmouth are the obvious easy ones . Newtown if you want to walk to the pub and are feeling adventurous , Christchurch - a bit more adventurous the 1st time you do it and out of the Solent . Poole Quay easy but a little further still.
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Gunwharf, Chichester harbour (Emsworth, Itchenor, picnic at East Head), Bembridge, Ryde, Ashlett creek. It's basically as simple as picking up a chart and going to any of the harbours - you won't find shopping at all of them, but there are plenty of pubs!
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if your gona do ashlett creek make sure you've got plenty of water!
the jolly sailor is my local boozer,
good food and a nice place on a summers afternoon but you dont get much time on the jetty
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Dont remind me....
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Don't forget Wooten Creek. Again make sure it's on a Spring tide and you can stay about 1.5hrs either side of HW. Just pull up to the wall of the sloop and climb into the beer garden.

Another favorite destination is Ryde. If you plan your High tides right you can stay all day and travel all over the Island by train and bus.
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Hi,

I'm looking for places to visit via boat with the family (Pub/shopping/mooring) within easy reach of a launch at Lee on Solent - I've done the Lee on Solent across to Cowes thing which is great, but not ventured anywhere else. Does anyone know of any other places that are a short/medium run from Lee on Solent that could offer some/all of the above?

A nice pub in an Estuary/river with mooring out front would be ideal - pub lunch and a run back.

Trying to break the wife and young son into boating.. Son loves the crab catching in the harbour, just the better half to please now!

Thanks for any help.

Jim
you should start a solent cruise thread or jump on one that's already happening, us local's don't bite. much!
oh and to answer your question in the river hamble you have about 10 pubs with goog grub
cowes east and west you should know that
newport (tide aware) good pubs
newtown creek, good for nature, bbq on beach, yacht club in the corner
yarmouth, good pubs, bbq beach
lymington all of the above, no bbq beach's
colwell bay, good beach, pub on the beach. bbq
that's just in 10 miles west of lee
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if your gona do ashlett creek make sure you've got plenty of water!
the jolly sailor is my local boozer,
good food and a nice place on a summers afternoon but you dont get much time on the jetty
On the plus side, it's ideal for a drinking competition: who can down their pint the fastest
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