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Old 07 July 2018, 03:13   #1
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Hi,

Looking to head down to padstow/rock area next weekend. Does anybody know of any nice easy slipways, or even better free ones?

Iím only launching a little rib so I can happily hand launch it anywhere! Click image for larger version

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At least 3 in Rock
1. At sailing club, ramp at high tide or over beach at low tide
2. Further on there is a concrete ramp near the ferry
3. Down Porthlily lane and over the beach -
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At least 3 in Rock
1. At sailing club, ramp at high tide or over beach at low tide
2. Further on there is a concrete ramp near the ferry
3. Down Porthlily lane and over the beach -


Are these free or paid? Trailer/car parking?
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Still got your zapcat? Not interested in taking that
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Just to resurrect this thread. Weíre having a week down Padstow area next September. I need to launch the SIB on the Padstow side of the camel. Any tips?
Iím aware of the launches on the Rock side, but we are staying around 5miles further down the coast close to Porthcothan.
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Padstow itself has one, it's very tidal and based in the main car harbor car park.


Not sure on trailer location once launched but I know people do - I'll try and find the harbour data web site that'll detail more.
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Padstow itself has one, it's very tidal and based in the main car harbor car park.


Not sure on trailer location once launched but I know people do - I'll try and find the harbour data web site that'll detail more.


Cheers I was trying to avoid going into central Padstein if I could. I was hoping there maybe somewhere outside. Tidal isnít too much of an issue, Rock is the same & we managed ok last year.
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Can you not beach launch at Portcothan?
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I donít know tbh. Iím not familiar with the area west of Padstow. Iíd had a look on Google earth & all the beaches looked ďsurfyĒ. Any pointers appreciated
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Im up and down that coast all the time in the summer. I launch at Rock and moor in St. Ives. In my opinion you need a sheltered harbour or good inlet such as the Camel with a slip. The swells on that coast can be mental and no way I would fancy it from a surfy beach. I have never launched from Portcothan but it faces the Atlantic and is a surf beach so I would not fancy that at all. From where you are, launching at Padstow must be your best bet? Or Newquay harbour?
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Im up and down that coast all the time in the summer. I launch at Rock and moor in St. Ives. In my opinion you need a sheltered harbour or good inlet such as the Camel with a slip. The swells on that coast can be mental and no way I would fancy it from a surfy beach. I have never launched from Portcothan but it faces the Atlantic and is a surf beach so I would not fancy that at all. From where you are, launching at Padstow must be your best bet? Or Newquay harbour?


Thanks for that, youíve more or less confirmed my suspicions
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Also meant to say that there is a steep slip way onto Treyarnon Beach which is close to you. I have never used it as my RIB is to big, but you can see part of it in this article. Treyarnon can be a little calmer but it depends on the wind direction.

http://www.cornwallbeaches.org.uk/No...e-Fox-Cove.pdf
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we regularly launch at Port Gavenre, it's a beach launch but plenty of hard sand once off the slipway.

Happy in the Rav but never felt happy to take the Insignia down - locals use vans and trucks - then a short hop down to that end.
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Happy in the Rav but never felt happy to take the Insignia down - locals use vans and trucks - then a short hop down to that end.


Thanks for that. Weíre staying near Portcothan this year, so I was looking for something that side of Padstow without having to go into Padstow. If push comes to shove Iíll drive round to Rock & use the beach by the yacht club. Itís just a PITA trying to park with the trailer.
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Thanks for that. Weíre staying near Portcothan this year, so I was looking for something that side of Padstow without having to go into Padstow. If push comes to shove Iíll drive round to Rock & use the beach by the yacht club. Itís just a PITA trying to park with the trailer.
Got some e great Bass fishing in the Padstow area Mate I'll give you a couple of marks + tide times times ect when nxt we chat.....
the Town itself is VERY BUSY and Crowded in the Summer months!!... And Rick Stein (The local "Don" owns most of it!... but some lovely spots close by in the area
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Thanks for that. Weíre staying near Portcothan this year, so I was looking for something that side of Padstow without having to go into Padstow. If push comes to shove Iíll drive round to Rock & use the beach by the yacht club. Itís just a PITA trying to park with the trailer.
Got some e great Bass fishing in the Padstow area Mate I'll give you a couple of marks + tide times times ect when nxt we chat.....
the Town itself is VERY BUSY and Crowded in the Summer months!!... And Rick Stein (The local "Don" owns most of it!... but some lovely spots close by in the area
The shallow waters on the North Coast can be "interesting" especially with an Onshore Wind!...with not too many places of shelter,but some of the Coast line (especially further down) is lovely
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I donít know tbh. Iím not familiar with the area west of Padstow. Iíd had a look on Google earth & all the beaches looked ďsurfyĒ. Any pointers appreciated
It would be weather dependent for sure, but I wouldnít write it off completely. Iíd look at Porthcothan or Treyarnon as a plan A, but definitely have plans B and C up your sleeve.
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