The best local slipway for us is at Swanwick Hard, usable pretty much at any state of the tide.
The gradient is not very steep so boats with a deep draft often have to be detached from the tow vehicle and pushed down the shingle to launch and recovered with a very long rope.
Ideal place to launch rowing boats, canoes and small dinghies, a couple of wayfarere's getting ready to launch at the top there.
There's a free car park, but it all gets very busy on a sunny afternoon with cars parked on the slipway.
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