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Old 13 June 2008, 09:21   #1
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Suitable Beach on IOW for invasion

I am planning for a RIB trip for my son and his mates for my sons Birthday.

I am looking for someone with Isle of Wight local knowledge to suggest a beach or number of suitable beaches for a landing party assault!

We are looking for a sheltered sandy beach where we can anchor off and row ashore (we have tender). Picnic football etc. swimming may come into it if the day proves warmer than currently!

I would welcome any suggestions from your own experiences
We are planning for Sat 5th July.
I will review the tides for this day and post HW times for Bembridge/Cowes/Yarmouth as this will no doubt play a part.
many thanks

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Old 13 June 2008, 10:13   #2
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I would suggest Colwell or Totland.

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Old 13 June 2008, 13:53   #3
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Priory bay?
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Old 14 June 2008, 10:33   #4
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I took seven kids over to Thorness Bay for my kids birthday (fifteen) back in June last year, same again I'll expect this year.
It's all personal choice. When the tide is fully in, great for beaching, but when the tide goes right out it leaves a great sandy area for a kick about. The beach is unspoilt and you can have a proper fire (good way to burn all the plastic waste). Send them all off looking for wood etc. half the fun. Take plenty of burgers and tomato sauce.......beers for yourself. What more do you want.

Not to far away from Cowes, to call in at the end of the day for fish & chips, if they haven't eaten enough by then.
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Old 16 June 2008, 04:10   #5
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Dear Paul Any of the above are suitable, you could add Whitcliff Bay, but I think you will have to make your decision, when you know the wind direction, as some of the beaches are very exposed. It was nice to see you on he cruise, "a good time had by all" All the best Martin
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Old 17 June 2008, 08:13   #6
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Priory Bay is good!

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