Agreed but Port Eynon requires a 4 x 4 (a big one) minimum or preferably a tractor. My mate has just bought a tractor as he was struggling to launch his rib with a Hyundai 4 x 4 there & first launch managed to get that stuck ! There is no way you would launch with a car & the distance from beach to car park is a fair walk.free launching in port eynon 4 quid parking all day
I also am a member of the Port Eynon Boat Club, have been for years. However I haven"t launched there for 3 years now as the launching has got more & more difficult as the years go by. There is some talk that the council is going to build a new slip in time for next summer but I don"t know how true that is.Got to agree with Headlight on that one, i use port eynon and am part of the club so for £30 ITS FREE LAUNCHING AND YOU GET TO USE THE locked :lock: CARPARK AT THE TOP OF THE SLIP!
BUT You NEED a decent 4x4, our freelander got stuck EVERY TIME!
Our Hilux Surf does it no problem at all though!
Blueskips advice is spot on also, Oxwich is an easier launch, I just dont like the costs!
Don"t know. The OP just asked asked if it was easy to launch there, no mention of what vehicle he has.am i right in thinking someone here is contemplating launching a boat at oxwich without a 4x4?
Been launching there for 25 years. To a get a Discovery or similar sized 4x4 stuck you are either doing something wrong or don"t know how to drive a 4x4. I have pulled a few 4x4"s out over the years but they have always been the drivers fault that they got stuck & not the vehicles.still got to be wary with a 4x4, i used to have a mooring there a few years ago and arrived one morning about 4.30am to see the roof of a new discovery sticking out of the surf. think it was reported in the evening post. gets congested at highwater on the slip.
what blueskip said about a long rope is good advice as at bottom water your a long way out trying to launch/retrieve, just be careful if pulling an empty trailer out using this method as the wheels on the trailer are submerged. we saw a guy get run over by the trailer once, frightening at first but even he had to laugh after.Car parking is 3.50, boat launch is 7.00, car launching IS possible if you stay on the hard sand & reverse the trailer & boat to the water, then unhitch the trailer & push it out, to recover push the trailer to the boat & winch the boat onto it, then attach a LONG rope from trailer to car & pull the lot up until your are on dry sand.
There is sometimes a tractor in the car park in the weekend evenings but I dont know who it belongs to, & its only there now & again. Best bet is arrange to launch the same time as us & if you get any problems we have 4x4s to get you in & out!
If you are a "first timer" these prices apply. if you want to launch regularly you have to join "Oxwich Bay Boat Club" a twenty five pound rip-off, but if you dont join & the guy recognises you, they double the launch fee!:nonono:
With a 4x4 & roller coaster trailer launching is easy (common sense needed obviously but easy launch). I launch a Raider 18 Wheelhouse with a Discovery there, sometimes on my own. The package weighs about 1,150kgs & is not a problem. Loads of 16-18ft boats launched there every week with no problems.will get down to oxwich soon just to have a look cos not been out since cristmas (work commitments)and want to see how easy it is beach launching (sounds horrible though) otherwise its burryport:spiteful: or mumbles:bye2:
have 4x4 and rollercoaster trailer but want to check it out first
I know its more expensive to launch & park at Oxwich 10.50 as opposed to 6.20 at Knab Rock, but at Oxwich you can fish virtually in a westerly hurricane, if you confine yourself to the wreck & around the moorings & maybe St Christophers Knoll.many thanks guys, i have a small 4x4 however the costs of launch n towing from swansea plus traffic etc might b easier to steam over from swansea,thanks again for all replies