Port Hamble Marina on the River Hamble lies at the center of the South coast’s sailing scene. Thousands of sailors – race enthusiasts as well as cruisers – converge on Port Hamble each year creating a vibrant atmosphere of fun and camaraderie.
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Cruise down to the Solent and around the Isle of Wight, or set a course to the east and explore Portsmouth and the sheltering embrace of Chichester Harbor. To the west, you’ll find Buckler’s Hard on the Beaulieu River.
The adventurous and wild should enjoy some spectacular sailing along the Cornish Coast. After your jaunt, return to picturesque Hamble village and share your stories a cozy pub.
Day 1: Collect your boat at Port Hamble Marina and enjoy your comprehensive handover with a member of staff. There are plenty of pubs, bars, and restaurants within an easy walking distance from the marina. Pick up your provisions in the village.
Day 2: Enjoy a day’s sail around the Solent and then tie up on the pontoons opposite the Folly Inn and enjoy a delicious meal and live music. Dancing on the tables is encouraged! Make up for a big night by enjoying a quiet lunch on anchor in Osbourne Bay.
Day 3: Visit Yarmouth’s delis and shops, and explore the local attractions. Lunch in town, or sail out through Hurst Narrows and anchor in Totland Bay and enjoy lunch on board. The Needles park has something for everyone including a chair lift ride for a unique view of this famous landmark. Salty’s Restaurant with its locally caught seafood is a must-try.
Day 4: There’s so much to explore in Portsmouth Harbor: shopping, a multiscreen cinema, and just about every cuisine imaginable. See Henry VIII’s ill-fated Mary Rose in a brand new display at the Royal Navy Museum, and explore the HMS Victory. Berth in either Gosport Marina or Haslar Marina on the western side of the harbor, or at Gunwharf Quays if you fancy being in the thick of things.
Day 6: Enjoy lunch on a mooring buoy in peaceful Newtown River – you might even see the seals catching their lunch if you are lucky. Then sail on to Cowes and moor up in Cowes Yacht Haven. Cowes is a perfect hub to explore the Isle of Wight from. Locals attractions which are all just a bus or taxi ride away include Osborne House which was Queen Victoria’s favorite house in East Cowes, Carisbrooke Castle where King Charles I was imprisoned. For the younger members of the crew, Dinosaur Isle provides hours of exploration and fun.
Day 7: Explore more of the Isle’s attractions at Port Hamble. Enjoy the shops on High Street after tackling the enormous full English breakfast. Then it’s back to base via your favorite lunch spot to hand back your boat.
Day 1: Port Hamble – Collect your boat and enjoy an extensive briefing from our experienced staff.
Day 2: Yarmouth
Day 3: Poole
Day 4: Weymouth
Day 5: Brixham
Day 6: Day 5 is a long day, so enjoy an early finish and explore beautiful Dartmouth.
Day 7: Plymouth
Day 8: Fowey
Day 9: The scenic estuary of Salcombe is known for its fresh locally caught shellfish. Try the Winking Prawn beach bar and barbecue.
Day 10: Torquay
Day 11: Home of the Olympic sailing at the London 2012 Games, Portland is certainly a sailor’s paradise.
Day 12: Lymington
Day 13: Return to Port Hamble.
Tel: +44 (0) 2380 455 527
Mob : +44 (0)7966 374 101
Local forecasts can be obtained from the marina office. Alternatively you can get local inshore weather online at: www.windfinder.com or offshore passage weather online at: www.passageweather.com
Toilets and showers are located under the Marina Office in Port Hamble Marina. You will require a pin number for entry, which can be obtained from the Marina Office.
In the marina: Banana Wharf Restaurant, laundry, ice (from Marina Office) and a Chandlery Commercial centre.
There is also a Co-op supermarket in Hamble village, 3 minutes’ walk from the marina. There is a Tesco supermarket at Bursledon, just outside Hamble – approximately a 10 minute drive from the marina