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Old 31-07-2006, 09:22 PM   #1
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I saw grinchy's post about a mate in north wales (codprawn? ) and it got me thinking about where in the country is the most interesting place to boat.

I've only ever really done the sarf coast - what's the rest of it like?
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Old 31-07-2006, 09:25 PM   #2
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I have been boating around north cardigan bay out of shell island. Really nice up there and on a calm day the water quality is amazing! Launching there is shit though.
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Old 31-07-2006, 09:30 PM   #3
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Cornwall is a superb place to go boating, but a long drive! many a happy fortnights holiday in the camel estuary/padstow/harlyn bay.....
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Old 31-07-2006, 09:47 PM   #4
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Torbay area is pretty good, in fact Devon itself has loads of good spots, although I dont go much on Teignmouth but thats just IMHO.
Salcombe looks good up the estuary but I find Salcombe itself a bit lardy dar.
Anyone know of any lakes that having camping and within 3 hrs of Plymouth?
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Old 31-07-2006, 09:58 PM   #5
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Torbay area is pretty good, in fact Devon itself has loads of good spots, although I dont go much on Teignmouth but thats

agreed, torbay is a good area too, i used to live in Teignmouth and its very industrialised, shaldons quite nice but more so for the yachties! and the sand bar is always changing there too

Dartmouth is cool, just a long jaunt in and out to sea......

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Old 31-07-2006, 10:05 PM   #7
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Does anywhere have near the variety of places to go the solent does? From sarfampton, we've got cowes, lymington, yarmouth, beaulieu, langstone, poole, swanage, etc.
Are some of these places a bit like brighton - a nice enough place, but nowhere to go to?
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Does anywhere have near the variety of places to go the solent does? From sarfampton, we've got cowes, lymington, yarmouth, beaulieu, langstone, poole, swanage, etc.
Are some of these places a bit like brighton - a nice enough place, but nowhere to go to?

torbay..... ya got Torquay, Brixham, Paignton, Dartmouth, Teignmouth, Exmouth....

but no i dont think theres anywhere with as many accesible places as the solent...
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Are some of these places a bit like brighton - a nice enough place, but nowhere to go to?
If you wanna know where to go on aFriday night in Brighton (know what I mean, nudge, nudge) Kennett's ya man, or woman.
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Salcombes my favourite place, loads of creeks and pubs to expolore by boat, non tidal excellent slipway, great beaches and water quality. Hope cove plymouth Dartmouth all within easy reach. Channel islands couple of hours as well.
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I attended a rough water boathandling course at Stonehaven in Scotland once. Spectacular scenery and some big seas. It helped blow the cobwebs away after a blurry evening the night before that had been topped off with a deep fried battered MARS BAR.............
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:41 PM   #12
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... had been topped off with a deep fried battered MARS BAR.............
Surprisingly good, aren't they?
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Weston-Super-Mare is lush the water looks like chocolate milk, yum

Also the water doesn't hang around long so that saves you on fuel, wicked!!!
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You never got yours out there mate so yours is mega economical !! And when you do some bugger breaks it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I know, been a bit busy this summer anyhow!!!
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I really enjoyed the west coast of Scotland, around Bute. It was really interesting with the islands and such.
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