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Old 12 June 2013, 01:59   #1
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Most interesting Coastline?

Just a random question;

If you were to launch from anywhere you wanted in the UK, where would it be? I think i'd quite like to head out to the sea forts!
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Old 12 June 2013, 02:54   #2
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Love Scotlands West coast !!
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Old 12 June 2013, 03:21   #4
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My answer would be the Jurrassic Coast from Poole to Weymouth, I never get tired of it, very scenic and has a wild atmosphere about it, lots of bays, caves, wildlife etc. Going past St Aldhems Head (St Albans Head) on a misty day is something special. Durlston Head, Dancing Ledge, Whinspit, Kimmeridge, Warbarrow Bay, Man of War Bay, Lulworth, Durdle Door, Chapmans Pool etc must be one of the finest few miles of coast line to cruise along in the UK.
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My answer would be the Jurrassic Coast from Poole to Weymouth, I never get tired of it, very scenic and has a wild atmosphere about it, lots of bays, caves, wildlife etc. Going past St Aldhems Head (St Albans Head) on a misty day is something special. Durlston Head, Dancing Ledge, Whinspit, Kimmeridge, Warbarrow Bay, Man of War Bay, Lulworth, Durdle Door, Chapmans Pool etc must be one of the finest few miles of coast line to cruise along in the UK.
+ 1 we did all of the above last Sun it was awesome and the landscape variable from sea cliffs to beach, puffins and even a swim at Chapmans and Lulworth Cove. Shame the dolphins werent out but a fabulous trip non the less
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Best boat/engine/coastline.

I can see a pattern here...

But I won't fight it and I'm going to say that I rather like Donegal as a launch location. It has pretty much everything - sheltered sea loughs, 1100km of wild coastline, lots of islands, 2000' cliffs, excellent wildlife*. If you launch from the north coast, you can be in Islay in 90 minutes opening up the entire west of Scotland**. From the south coast, we access the west of Ireland - another of Europe's wild and beautiful coastlines.

*Orca and Minke whales off our shores this week.

** My favourite cruising location.
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Jurassic coast for me too, or anywhere from Brixham to Lands End.
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Love Scotlands West coast !!
In the right weather in the wrong weather :nono:
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Where you are and up north from you past Buckie is glorious I think, going from Buckie to Mcduff is a lovely passage West coast of Scotland is cool too. but its all good if you are on the Water
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I've enjoyed the south west of England when I've been there but I have to give my vote to the west coast of Scotland.
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I think you've missed the point of the question...

He didn't ask where was the best, or the prettiest, he asked where was the most interesting. Although I suppose that depends what interests you: industrial architecture, other boats or geological features.

And Willk you are disqualified because:

(i) He said the UK
(ii) Launch from anywhere does not equal cruise for 90 mins to get where you actually want to be!

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And Willk you are disqualified because:

(i) He said the UK
(ii) Launch from anywhere does not equal cruise for 90 mins to get where you actually want to be!

Missed that bit P. Bit Parochial of him but his rules is the rules...

I would argue that you have read my post selectively - patently to reach Islay, you have to launch from and pass by some spectacular coastline first. The view from the middle is superb.

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South west coast of Cornwall is sh*t, avoid. :-(
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Yeah, I take it back. I hate it there.
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South west coast of Cornwall is sh*t, avoid. :-(

So is Pembs/Carmarthen Bay.
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Agree with BoristheBold for places I am familiar with, but would love to explore Scotlands west coast and islands.
This might upset a few, but the Jurassic coast has two facets, and although wild,west of Portland is boring, and is best viewed on foot or from one of the coastal beer stops.
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explore Scotlands west coast and islands.


West coast of Scotland from Anywhere from North from the River Clyde to Kinlochbervie , Is Amazing cruising grounds , IF you have the weather. !

Especially around the Isle of Skye , Just Stunning !!
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Why?? we are thinking of buying a holiday home there
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Love Scotlands West coast !!
Having been lucky enough to have cruised round the UK as well as spending a number of years in various parts of the world, have to agree Scotland's West Coast has to be one of the most attractive coastlines.
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