Ferries Around The Coast

We have very much enjoyed taking the various ferries around the coast (not least because doing so avoids often lengthy detours inland!).  We do not consider this cheating!

Here is a list of the ferries we have used on our trips.

River/ location Leg
From To Comment
Bosham Worthing Southbourne Tiny little boat with barely enough room for both of us & bikes.
Hayling Island Southbourne Southampton Commercial operation. Long wait.
Gosport Southbourne Southampton Highly commercial operation. Very slick.
Hamble River Southbourne Southampton Very pink!
Poole Harbour Poole Weymouth Chain ferry passing Brownsea Island
River Dart Torquay Plymouth Commercial operation. One of two across the River Dart.
Salcombe Torquay Plymouth Eastern boarding point tucked away out of sight.
Tamar Plymouth Mevagissey Good views across Plymouth Sound
Fowey Plymouth Mevagissey I don’t remember this one!
Falmouth Mevagissey Penzance Expensive commercial operation
Helford Passage Mevagissey Penzance Expensive but small!
Padstow Newquay Bude Long walk across the beach if the tide is out.
Mersey Colwyn Bay Liverpool In the words of the song….
Fleetwood Preston Lancaster Not running because of high winds,   We took a taxi instead!

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