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Old 31 March 2004, 15:33   #1
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Solent info

I have now put the boat in the water for the first season and have been out several times around the Solent.

In order to shorten my learning curve can anyone recommend good beaches suitable (when its warmer!!) to land small kids etc and drop anchor on the isle of wight?

Any info is much appreciated.

Malcolm
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Old 31 March 2004, 16:12   #2
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sand/ shingle

sandowen is nice , ryde can be but watch the tide , freshwater and ventnor as well . for isolation the beach nr the needels under the cliffes before freshwater , its got a nice cave to snorkel in
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Old 31 March 2004, 17:55   #3
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Riva

Went in that cave last year and was quite surprised how far it went back. Nice beach as well.

Check on a chart as there is a rock in the middle of the bay.

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Old 31 March 2004, 18:03   #4
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Priory Bay (between Ryde & Bembridge) is very nice but can get crowded. Don't go too far in otherwise you may be there for some time. Nice sandy beach and shallow for a long way out. Use the echo sounder well!!!
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Old 01 April 2004, 06:19   #5
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I agree, Priory Bay, on a sunny day is superb. But there is a bar which you can get caught behind so be careful with that. East Head inside Chichester Harbour is also lovely, but sometimes the tide gets very strong indeed (strong enough for anchored boats to make a 'wake')

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Edit: Sorry, just noticed the on the IOW bit. East Head still worth a visit tho'!
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Old 01 April 2004, 08:28   #6
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Thanks for the info, anywhere in the solent is helpful. IoW seems obvious place to start.
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Malcom,
Will be on the Solent on Saturday!!!


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Old 01 April 2004, 11:54   #8
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I am busy Saturday, am planning (subject to familly) to go out to needles/yarmouth Sunday, weather looks good.
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