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  1. #51
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    I sail out of Sunderland and live in South Shields at the mouth of the Tyne

    There are Marinas at Royal Quays(North Shields), Amble, Blyth, Sunderland, Seaham, Hartlepool. Tynemouth & South Shields Sailing clubs are both Dinghy with NO yachts or moorings. I am a member at Sunderland Yacht Club where there are trot moorings available.

    Tynemouth is a nice place but it is effectively an extension of Whitley Bay and doesn't have the same atmosphere as Keswick( We are regular visitors)

    There are some nice wee harbours on the Northumbrian coast, such as Craster, you would need to have a bilge keel, and you could consider staying in soewhere like Alnwick or Alnmouth. You would be less than an hour from Newcastle

  2. #52
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    If you can cope with island life what about Peel on the Isle of Man? Its location in the middle of the Irish Sea gives access to England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland all reachable in a day, and the Clyde and Hebrides another day away. It's a similar sized town to Keswick, has hills and mountains nearby and a city only 30 minutes away.
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  3. #53
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngusMcDoon View Post
    If you can cope with island life what about Peel on the Isle of Man? Its location in the middle of the Irish Sea gives access to England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland all reachable in a day, and the Clyde and Hebrides another day away. It's a similar sized town to Keswick, has hills and mountains nearby and a city only 30 minutes away.
    There could be issues with health cover. The Manx health service isn't completely NHS-compatible. Also I am reliably informed that the waiting list for space in Peel is enormous.
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

  4. #54
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Quote Originally Posted by Motor_Sailor View Post
    Even those with accommodation to let still seem to be very vocal in trying to get the convention moved out of Keswick. Haven't heard any locals who like it.
    It's notso much the convention per se, though obviously it is an acquired taste, it is the timing of it they object to. The accomodation providers would be full anyway, and every other business in town takes a massive hit in normal summer takings. 3 weeks worth of winter turnover is a hard thing to suffer in the summer months, when it is needed to get enough cashflow to carry through winter. It actually makes no difference to my own business, but I can see it has a huge effect on almost all others.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AngusMcDoon View Post
    If you can cope with island life what about Peel on the Isle of Man? Its location in the middle of the Irish Sea gives access to England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland all reachable in a day, and the Clyde and Hebrides another day away. It's a similar sized town to Keswick, has hills and mountains nearby and a city only 30 minutes away.
    If it wasn't for the regular cancer care required, Peel would be a great suggestion.

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

    At the moment, Hampshire appear to be intent on building all the way from Portsmouth to Southampton so it's going to be even worse than it is now. That said, if you have a lot of cash there are still some lovely villages around the Hamble. Hythe is on Southampton water and has a marina some pretty spots. Handy for the New Forest, too. Hill Head is OK and has a sailing club with access to the Eastern Solent.
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  7. #57
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Quote Originally Posted by moomba View Post
    Yes largs, Ayr and Troon on Scotland's SW is lovlely , great sailing and surfing in Kintyre ,
    Or there is Berwick on the East coast (good surfing)
    Note that itís a good 4 1/2 hours from Largs etc to Machrihanish, maybe a bit less to Pease Bay...

  8. #58
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Quote Originally Posted by wully1 View Post
    Note that it’s a good 4 1/2 hours from Largs etc to Machrihanish, maybe a bit less to Pease Bay...
    There's always the ferry, but the service is even worse than I remember it being before:



    I suspect it's down to the well-publicised problems getting the new Arran ferry finished. They're basically reduced to parking the current one overnight at Campbeltown three times per week.
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat47 View Post
    At the moment, Hampshire appear to be intent on building all the way from Portsmouth to Southampton so it's going to be even worse than it is now. That said, if you have a lot of cash there are still some lovely villages around the Hamble. Hythe is on Southampton water and has a marina some pretty spots. Handy for the New Forest, too. Hill Head is OK and has a sailing club with access to the Eastern Solent.
    I always thought that Emsworth would be a pleasant place to live down there with close access to Chichester harbour for lots of mooring options and also sailing in the harbour, or out on the Solent for longer jaunts. From Emsworth, larger places such as Chichester, Portsmouth and Southampton.

    The downs are close by for walking and I believe that surfing and kite surfing are popular in Bracklesham bay.

    I think that the property prices may be higher than Keswick though.

    Garold

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JumbleDuck View Post
    There's always the ferry, but the service is even worse than I remember it being before:



    I suspect it's down to the well-publicised problems getting the new Arran ferry finished. They're basically reduced to parking the current one overnight at Campbeltown three times per week.
    I fear that even the advertised service is optimistic. And it is a long long way by road. From anywhere.

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