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Can anyone provide advice on useful slipways on the South coast - from Dover round to about Chichester? - for launching a dinghy up to 15' off a trailer. I've been told by Dover Authorities that there's one along the Marine Parade "accessible at all states of the tide". Any problems with parking a car plus trailer nearby? Newhaven Marina is OK but seems to be only +/- 3 hours of high tide. Folkestone Yacht Club says "there is one for +/- 2 hours either side of high tide". Hummmpphh! Could be a long wait for the next HT!

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Langstone Water for all states of tide launching.
Eastney side follow marina signs, slip is down a side-road opposite and just past the Marina main gate. Steep slip but awash for all but 2 hours of the tide and even when its dry, the harbour base is firm sand/gravel. Free parking, launch fees about £8 payable at the Harbourmasters Office on the other side of Langstone where the ferry jetty is.
On the Hayling Island side, follow signs for the ferry. Shallower slip right by the Harbourmasters Office, parking in the pub car-park is a fiver for car and trailer. Slip is dry for about 3 hours or so but again the ground below it is firm.
Both slips have a fair amount of lateral tide flow and no pontoon, so expect to get wet. 10 knot restriction in harbour. Deep channel out of harbour fringed on the east side by the Winner Bank that goes out best part of a mile, so keep west when you open the throttle.

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Many thanks, guys, for your kind replies.

Yep, boatlaunch is a brilliant site. Must try Langstone Harbour as it's just across the water from Gosport where I was born!
 
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