Announcing this year's Beaulieu Barbecue Bash
This year's Beaulieu Barbecue will take place on Saturday the 29th of April.
As in the past we expect to have a BBQ meet using the fixed barbecues at Bucklers Hard, normally this takes place from about 1730 onwards.
All you have to do is come along, bringing your own food and drink to be cooked (or drunk) Al Fresco and enjoy the company.
Options for mooring on the Beaulieu River include the visitor's mid-river pontoon (which are provided with both electricity and water) some walk ashore berths available in the area of the fuel pontoon, or berths within the marina its self, although this is more expensive.
I have reserved up to 15 berths on the mid-river pontoon, but remember you may need a dinghy to get ashore if you choose this option. The harbour office do run a water taxi service, but obviously there is a cost for this.
If you would like to come, please email me either direct (email@example.com
) message me on (07810567437) or reply via a response to this notice, indicating whether you would like a river pontoon berth or will be using the marina. Need to let the harbour people know of expected numbers.
Please note, any boat intending to use the marina needs to book a berth direct with the harbour office, telephone number 01590 616200.
Entering the river a boat with max draft of 2.0m needs a height of tide of 1.7m to cross the bar with 0.5m clearance, so please be guided accordingly. Calculations should be based on the height of tide at "Stansore Point." Boats of lesser draft are rarely constrained except on a very low spring.
Tide times for Bucklers hard are as follows:--
Fri 28th LW 0647 HW 1307 LW 1908
Sat 29th HW 0130 LW 0731 HW 1353 LW 1952
Sun 30th HW 0216 LW 0814 HW 1444 LW 2036
The harbour office can be contacted via VHF Ch 68 as you approach Bucklers Hard for berthing information, alternatively you will be met by harbour staff in a dory.
Jean and I will be "On Scene" from Friday the 28th and for the whole weekend. You are welcome to join us at any time.
Hope to see you there and lets hope for a nice sunny weekend!
Terry and Jean