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Posted: 22.04.2019  ·  #1
Seen three like this, this weekend, also one camper and about 10 cars getting stuck. Spring tides created havoc
 


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Posted: 22.04.2019  ·  #2
We parked up on inch beach for a couple of nights one time. I was a bit apprehensive about the tides. If you don’t park back far enough you is the tide. Park too far back in the white sand and you’ll get stuck,


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Posted: 22.04.2019  ·  #3
 
 

You mean like this. Had to shuffle back a few foot myself, and yeah, was then wary of ending up in the soft sand behind me. Still, with a bit of care and attention, it’s a great spot to spend a couple of days


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Posted: 22.04.2019  ·  #4
The salt water would be a big problem there


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Posted: 22.04.2019  ·  #5
Aye. It was a young woman. When she got it out, I suggested that she get it powerhosed ASAP, especially the entire underbody


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Posted: 22.04.2019  ·  #6
Saw a pic of a Motorhome well bogged down on Portstewart strand at the weekend.


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Posted: 22.04.2019  ·  #7
Seen that, pretty well buried at the rear alright. The one on Inch this weekend, was down at the front. From what I could see, he braked a bit hard when stopping and went down an inch or so, then locked the wheel to reverse in near us, digging a little deeper, then a little wheel spin became a big wheel spin as he realized he was stuck, making it worse.
Still a fella in a land cruiser had him out in a jiffy. Simple done if you are not used to that type of situation


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Posted: 22.04.2019  ·  #8
A cousin of mine got stuck there in a Jeep about 20 years ago when on a midnight romance.
Getting stuck is very common on Inch beach.
High tides and wet sand are tricky.


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Posted: 22.04.2019  ·  #9
We spent a night there a few years ago....Great spot


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Posted: 22.04.2019  ·  #10
I’m not a spoil sport but it’s beyond my thinking why anyone would want to take their Motorhome down unto sand and run the risk of the tif[de coming in. As far as I’m aware one is not insured for having it on the sand? I know I would never take mine anywhere near the sand or have the sand anywhere near my Motorhome.


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Posted: 22.04.2019  ·  #11
To each there own Jack, I suppose. We love the water, the beach, and see no issue being there. For sure a good power wash afterwards if it was windy is good idea. On the insurance issue, I don’t know, but there is nowhere on my policy that states I can’t bring it onto sand, that I can see. Also I really don’t plan on letting the water at it. The sand there is very well compacted, and if you use a degree of caution, there shouldn’t be any issue


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Sand and grass are the 2 things I don't go near unless it's unavoidable and that includes on campsites, the only times I've had to be towed was on campsites


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Posted: 23.04.2019  ·  #13
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Sand and grass are the 2 things I don't go near unless it's unavoidable and that includes on campsites, the only times I've had to be towed was on campsites


Have to agree Dave, got bogged down twice in France and each time there was grass growing on the soft sand, once was in a campsite


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Posted: 23.04.2019  ·  #14
Portstewart strand Easter Monday


 


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Posted: 23.04.2019  ·  #15
Aside from getting stuck I hate the thought of firing salt up under any vehicle so I just avoid driving anything onto beaches.


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