Poole Harbour

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deborah ems
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Poole Harbour

Post by deborah ems » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:19 am

Hello I am staying close to studland bay with 2 friends on wed/thursday this week and we plan to kayak from Studland or Swanage one of the days and Poole harbour the next, we dont know the area could anyone suggest some route, i have looked at tides and low tides early afternoons, we are experienced kayakers but usually kayak in chichester harbour......thankyou im new to this site first time....

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Re: Poole Harbour

Post by Mark Gawler » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:56 am

Plenty of choices:
From Studland heading south round Old Harry rocks, lots of interest chalk cliffs and stacks arches and caves. Check the tide as there is a small tide race round the rocks. Knoll beach car park offers the easiest beach access (Free to National Trust Members).

From Swanage, heading West cliffs rock hopping (probably a seal), continue until you’ve had enough Dancing Ledge? Check the tide on Peveril Ledge this is a significant tide race.

Pool Harbour staring from near the Chain Ferry round some of the islands. Strong tides, chain ferry and other craft in the harbour entrance so its best launch into the harbour near the sailing club. Either park in a layby on the road or in the Shell bay carpark and carry across the road.

PS: Poole Harbour tides are completly random.
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Re: Poole Harbour

Post by deborah ems » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:15 pm

thanks mark, thats great, think we will try the harry rocks route on wed and your harbour suggestion for thursday ....LT is 14.12 on thursday are there many places that would be a problem, and we might need to avoid at LT in the harbour!!!!!

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