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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wansworth View Post
    Dundee?
    Oh God no. Tayport's quite nice, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by gdallas View Post
    Falmouth. Loads of students so good music and culture. Handy for good walking inland and coastal. Fabulous sailing ground Pasties and Piskies- So not all good. But it’s a proper place in its own right.
    I have met several Falmouth graduates, every one of whom has said that it's an abominable place, crowded with tourists in the summer and dead in the winter. I rather like it, but I've never been for more than a day trip. The statistics back up the gloomy view: some very deprived areas there

    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

  2. #32
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    All of Cornwall has some very deprived areas, but then so do most places.

    I don't recognise that description of Falmouth, yes, it can get busy in summer (half the time due to students) but certainly isn't "dead" in the winter - unless, I suppose, your viewpoint is of some Damien Hurst wannabe poncing around between their one weekly lecture on post-modernist crayoning.

    The maritime side of the Uni is flourishing, and with far less pretentious people.

    To answer the OP's original question, it has to be Penzance. Not without it's problems, but a fantastic town.
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  3. #33
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    North Wales Bangor or Amlech

  4. #34
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister E View Post
    North Wales Bangor or Amlech
    This was my thought as well.

  5. #35
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Quote Originally Posted by chanelyacht View Post
    All of Cornwall has some very deprived areas, but then so do most places.
    Almost all nice seaside places have problems because visitors (a) buy holiday houses, pricing locals out and (b) disappear in the winter, As a result, locals tend to depend on low-paid seasonal work and still can't afford to live there. Cornwall gets it worst because it's such a nice place to go on holiday, but you find the same problems all round the coast.

    Like I said, I like Falmouth, and am only reporting what I heard from people who had recently studied there and hated it. Largs and Helensburgh probably seem quite lively to the retired communities there as well.

    PS I note in passing that the official list of events in Falmouth for 2019 has nothing in January or February except for a couple of Farmer's Markets and a Repair Cafe. All OK of course, but perhaps not scintillating ...
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Exeter.....got thecanal and choice of harbours

  7. #37
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Kinsale, Co Cork. Lovely sailing, beautiful scenery and a much dryer climate than most of Ireland. Superb restaurants, annual Jazz festival, decent harbour...

  8. #38
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    I was also going to suggest the Menai - Beaumaris perhaps. Or Conwy?

  9. #39
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wansworth View Post
    Exeter.....got thecanal and choice of harbours
    While Exeter (and Topsham in particular) is lovely, my experience is that it's a long way to the open water!

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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    We lived in Blackpool for 30 years. Purely due to work. Kept our boat at Fleetwood marina. Great at first but glad to have retired and moved away.

    Brixham is a favourite place due to family connections and has much to recommend it for sailing.

    Now live in Falmouth and absolutely love it. It's a vibrant town pretty much all year and several weekend events. My favourite is the Sea Shanty Festival weekend and Falmouth Classics.

    Good sailing and scenery but not the Fells.

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