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Old 23 January 2011, 18:03   #1
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iechyd da !
Thinking of Pembrokeshire / West Wales for a break
in August.
I have never been down there, so would welcome any input
with regard to rib friendly places to stay and launch,
either holiday cottage, or campsite.
I have two kids so need to hit a balance of sandy beach
with calm(ish) ribbing conditions.
Any input gratefully received.

cheers
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Old 23 January 2011, 19:47   #2
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Check out Dale, Great launch spot any state of tide.
You then can explore Milford haven if its rough, or go out to the islands (Skomer Skokholm)

B&B in village or camping at dale hill farm.
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Andy , we regularly go to Pembrokeshire . I like to leave the boat in Neyland Marina to avoid the launch & recovery hassle each outing , but with free launching & recovery at the adjacent yacht club slip ( enormous great wide job ) or across the river at Llanion , the hassle is minimal . Also lots of free parking at slip , or back at Neyland just around the corner .

We use a tow caravan , so can't really advise on accommodation , but loads available . As Starovitch says , you can always cruise the river ( Cleddau ) if it's too rough to visit the islands .

If you strike half-lucky with the weather . it's a beautiful part of the world .
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Hi MustRib,

we are based in North Pembs (S Ceredigion Border). If you fancy coming up this way, happy to advise you on anything....just drop me a PM.

As the others have said, for marina /fall back options if it blows up, Neyland /Dale etc is a good option. If you don't mind launching from slips and working with tighter tidal windows, we have some stunning /quiet /wildlife rich coastline up this away.....but then i'm biased

Do a search on here.....i'm sure there are more than a couple of threads you will find useful
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I would agree with Dale or anywhere on the Cleddau estuary ,I keep a boat in Neyland Marina and another in Tenby. The Cleddau is better as if it's calm you can go out to the islands (Though be very aware of Jack Sound!!) and if its howling you can go up river,and its a big river.
Lots of camp sites and self catering but the best self catering stuff will already be fully booked for next summer by now.
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iechyd da !
Thinking of Pembrokeshire / West Wales for a break
in August.
I have never been down there, so would welcome any input
with regard to rib friendly places to stay and launch,
either holiday cottage, or campsite.
I have two kids so need to hit a balance of sandy beach
with calm(ish) ribbing conditions.
Any input gratefully received.

cheers
Andy
take a look here great place for a holiday
fantastic beach,s etc ..loads camp sites nearby


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Old 25 January 2011, 15:24   #7
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thanks Tony

looked at the Aberdovey site and booked a cottage for the
first week in August

Thinking about a second week somewhere else now !

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looked at the Aberdovey site and booked a cottage for the
first week in August

Thinking about a second week somewhere else now !

thanks all
Been working up there today.....you will have fun i'm sure! August is a good time for Bottlenose Dolphs.

Re week 2...The coastline /geology etc changes dramatically as you pass into Pembs /further down the coast....some nice images as a flavour in our website galleries (as well as of the wildlife on offer)....We have a holiday let /house here, but tbh too big for a family (7 beds)....

Gossy on here holidays in Newport Pembs.....we work /launch there a fair bit too....tidal access off beach, but really lovely place.....could speak to boat club about guest moorings? Failing that....Further down /round Pembs....Dale etc, as has been suggested.

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looked at the Aberdovey site and booked a cottage for the
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Thinking about a second week somewhere else now !

thanks all
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I am further down and about as West as you can go, in St Davids. The Ribbing around here is excellent and very varied.

The coastline is spectacular and with a good day and a decent boat you could access anything from Strumble Head to Milford Haven or any one of the numerous offshore Islands.

The only thing that might be a problem could be the weather, what might be exciting for you might be a bit much for a family! And as might have been mentioned before there isn't much shelter out here

As per launching in St Davids there is Porthclais harbour (small launching fee), it has a slipway at high tide and a bumpy harbour floor at low. It its possible to launch at low tide but would would need a 4wd. Porthclais also have holiday moorings, but I am not sure of the cost.

South of St Davids is Solva (small launching fee), a much more sheltered harbour that i think you can launch from from anything above mid tide and North of St Davids is Porthgain (small launching fee) that I think you could probably launch from at all tides, further north again and you have Goodwick, Fishguard and Newport that has been mentioned before.

On the plus side there are lots of family friendly beaches around here and even more if you have rib

Staying around here isn't that cheap though, the campsites are at least around 10 per person in August and Holiday cottages start around 600 i guess? I have seen quite a few people with ribs camping at Porthclais campsite,

Here is a link to a "local" website of places to stay and info

http://www.stdavids.co.uk/
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