Poole Harbour - east end of Sandbanks to Brownsea Island
Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:51 pm
I'm in Bournemouth next week and am thinking of putting into Poole Harbour at the easternmost shore and paddling due west to Brownsea Island. A few questions for anyone who knows the area:
- If I park on the road on the North side of the eastern end of Sandbanks, can I walk my boat across the sand to the water if the tide is out? (I.e. is it sand, not mud?)
I'm looking at Tue, Wed and Thur, probably launching around 6.30pm. The tide tables show this will be at the top of the second daily peak. Any problems with this? (I don't mind a slog.)
Any landing restrictions on Brownsea island? Any recommendations for a good spot to land for a brief visit?
Any suggestions for similarly simple trips starting from that area? (2 hours max.)