South West Fletcher Boat Rally - Local Information:

Launch sites

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Teignmouth - Polly Steps

Polly Steps is accessed via the docks and there are usually parking facilities for car and trailer. When parking is limited (e.g. during winter when boats are stored there), additional parking may be possible in car park on Quay Road (approx 450M away).
TIP: Check the sea at Teignmouth approaches BEFORE you launch your boat! The sea can be quite 'frisky' at the river estuary and it is all too easy to under estimate conditions based on the river or sea state further along the coast. Also note that river has extensive sandbanks and much of this is dry at low tide, so use caution when cruising the river on a falling tide.

Slipway Fee: None
Parking Fee: Car & Trailer approx £9.70 for day
Other Requirements: Teignmouth Harbour Authority require all powered watercraft to be registered. This can be done at the Harbour Master's office just inside the entrance to the docks (Right hand side as you enter) or at the car park ticket kiosk for a fee of £10. You will need to provide evidence of 3rd party insurance cover. If you plan early, you can arrange for a permit by post, please call the HM office on 01626-773165.

Torquay - Beacon Quay

Beacon Quay is on the Eastern side of Torquay Harbour, close to the Harbour entrance.

Torquay Harbour Slipway Slipway Fee: Varies depending on size of craft £9-£10 for up to 5.5M (23') - and may rise on 1st April, so please check the Torbay Council Website here for details.
Parking Fee: £5 per day trailer parking fee on quayside. Car parking may be difficult when busy, but there is a small Pay & Display above Beacon Quay and larger Car Parks (also Pay & Display) at Fleet Walk (opposite side of Harbour) or The Terrace (off of Torwood Street). All are currently £7 per day.
Torquay Harbour Master's office can be contacted on 01803 292429.

Paignton - Harbour

Paignton Harbour is accessed via Roundham Road at the Southern end of the Esplanade.

Slipway Fee: Varies depending on size of craft £9-£10 for up to 5.5M (23') - and may rise on 1st April, so please check the Torbay Council Website here for details. Please note there is NO PARKING available at the quayside! Parking Fee: There is a Pay & Display in Cliff Road (up hill, first left), but be aware this is only open from 8am to 10pm. Fee is £7 per day

Brixham - Breakwater, or Oxen Cove

The Breakwater Slipway is accessed via Berry Head Road and be aware that access roads can be difficult through the town with sharp bends and narrow streets. The Oxen Cove Slipway is accessed from Blackball Lane/Overgang Road - note there is a barrier that will need to be opened by the harbourmaster, so phone first to avoid delays!

Slipway Fee: Varies depending on size of craft £9-£10 for up to 5.5M (23') - and may rise on 1st April, so please check the Torbay Council Website here for details.
Parking Fee: £7 per day.
Brixham Harbour Slipway Brixham Harbour Slipway
Brixham Harbour slipway by breakwater (above) and Oxen Cove slipway by AstraZeneca (below).
Brixham Oxen Cove SlipwayBrixham Oxen Cove Slipway

Location Map

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Harbour & River Guides

Torbay Harbour guide Download here(PDF). (for Torquay, Paignton & Brixham)
Teignmouth Harbour - Water users guide Download here (PDF).
The River Dart is under the Dart Harbour Authority control - a guide available here (online).

Chandlers & Marine Services

Chandlery Bayside Marine, Brixham. TQ5 8QP. 01803 856771
Birchell Marine, Torquay, TQ1 2BG. 01803 214305
Birchell Marine, Paignton. TQ4 6DT. 01803 558760
Chris Hoyle Marine, Kingswear. TQ6 0AL. 01803 752221
Gliddon Marine, Churston Ferrers. TQ5 0LH. 01803 842245
Mariners Weigh, Shaldon. TQ14 0DU. 01626-873698
Stephenson Marine, Kingswear. TQ6 0EA. 01803 833343
Tonto Marine, Galmpton. TQ5 0GA. 01803 844399
Torquay Chandlers, Torquay. TQ1 2GB. 01803 211857
SeaQuest Marine, Teignmouth. TQ14 8ER. 01626 773965

Trailer Parking

Please note that parking for trailers in Torbay is more difficult and limited at some times of the year. We are discussing the issue with the Harbour Master and we hope to be able to have necessary space reserved when we have an idea of numbers. We would advise that you check parking directly with your chosen location nearer to the event! Some accommodation providers can facilitate trailer parking - please ask when you book your holiday.

Local Facilities

Below are listed a selection of local facilities to assist those who have not visited the area before. Please note that we are in no way endorsing any of these companies and that they are listed in no particular order - just as a starting point to help you find your way around. If anyone has others they can recommend then please email us. We have not listed postcodes for campsites as they invariably don't help with SatNavs - we suggest you Google the location instead and print a map!

Campsites / Places to stay


Campsites Parkdean Holidays, Torquay
Byslades Touring and Caravan Park, Paignton
Widdicombe Farm Touring & Caravan Park, Torquay
Upton Mannor Farm Campsite, Torquay
Galmpton Touring Park, Brixham.
Coast View Holiday Park, Shaldon. (website requires flash)
Wear Farm Caravan and Camping Park, Bishopsteignton.

Hotels & B&Bís

Visit Devon
The Cary Arms, Babbacombe.
TLH Leisure Resort, Torquay.
Harbour View B&B, Brixham.
Sampford Guest House, Brixham.
Churston Court Hotel, Churston Ferrers.
Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton.
Passage House Hotel, Kingsteignton.
Devonshire Hotel, Torquay.


MDL Marinas Torquay & Brixham. Tel: 01803 200210 or 01803 882929 respectively - web links: MDL Torquay & MDL Brixham.

MDL have secure berthing in Torquay and Brixham, plus at Torquay a restaurant where you can get breakfast before the Rally!
Those who want an early start, are staying the weekend or want a secure mooring should consider this option.

Darthaven Marina - Kingswear (River Dart) Tel: 01803 752242 web link: Darthaven

Noss Marina - Kingswear (River Dart) Tel: 01803 839087 web link: Noss Marina


Sainsburys, Penn Inn Round, Netwon Abbot, TQ12 1BN
Sainsburys, Yalberton Road, Paignton, TQ4 7PE
Morrisons, Totnes Road, Paignton, TQ4 7ET.
Asda, Highweek Street, Newton Abbot. TQ12 1TG.
M&S Food, The Willows, Torbay, TQ2 7XA.
Tesco, Exeter Road, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3RN
Riverford Organic Farm, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0JU


Trago Mills, Newton Abbot for shopping and adventure
Apollo Cinema, Paignton (Adjacent Flagship Inn has soft play)
Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay for traditional theatre
Totnes offers some alternative shopping and craft

Fuel Locations

Fuel Shell, 376 Torquay Rd, Paignton, TQ3 2DN
Texaco, Dartmouth Rd, Churston Ferrers. TQ5 0LH.
Texaco, Torquay Rd, Kingskerswell, TQ12 5HG.
Texaco, 147 Torquay Rd, Paignton, TQ3 2AG.
Esso, 76 New Rd, Brixham, TQ5 8NJ
Tesco, Bitton Park Rd, Teignmouth, TQ14 9DD

Please note: Whilst most of the local Sainsburys sell fuel, they can be obstructive when attempting to fill plastic boat fuel tanks, so to avoid a wasted journey it is best to go elsewhere if you are filling more than a small tank and don't have a metal container!

Local Attractions

For those long suffering family members who perhaps don't share our enthusiasm (and those who remember life before boats), there are some great attractions within easy travelling distance. These include Kents Cavern, The Model Village, Paignton Zoo, Shaldon Zoo and Living Coasts.

Steam Train For the lovers of the great outdoors, Becky Falls Woodland Park on Dartmoor offers not just the beauty of the Moor and great walks, but animals, birds of prey, snakes, bugs and 'cute & cuddly' for the children!

For those wanting to explore on land, you might like to visit Kingswear & Dartmouth by taking the Steam Railway from Paignton or the South Devon Steam Railway from Totnes to Buckfastleigh and visit the Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary.
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