Hamble – The Solent is your playground

Our main base at Port Hamble Marina places you at the heart of the South Coast’s boating scene. With easy access at all states of tide to the central Solent and an array of great destinations, it’s easy to see why the river Hamble is widely regarded as the capital of UK boating.

With recently renovated on-site marina facilities, and a wide choice of bars and restaurants just a few minutes’ walk away in Hamble village, Port Hamble marina is the perfect base from which to explore, relax and unwind on our fleet of boats.

Excellent motorway access from the M27 (Jct 8) makes getting here a breeze:

Port Hamble Marina, Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4QD

2 Top Boating destinations within easy reach of Hamble

Beaulieu River

Located in the New Forest national park, Beaulieu river makes a fantastic day or overnight trip from Hamble. You need to consider your tides/navigation when entering the river but once inside it’s a beautiful stretch of water winding its way through open country side up to the historic village of Buckler’s Hard.

With mooring buoys aplenty on the river and marina berths available within walking distance of the Master Builders Hotel at Bucklers Hard, you can choose between peace and tranquility or a convivial atmosphere in a charming country hotel.


Cowes is renown as the mecca of yachting around the world – and with good reason. Classic races set-off off from here including Round the Island, Rolex Fastnet and Cowes week.

From the moment you step ashore on to Cowes charming high street the history and character of yachting here is unmissable. With a wide choice of bars, restaurants and nautical shops, Cowes makes for an easy day trip and is always a crowd (crew) pleaser. If you have time, head further up the river past Cowes for lunch at the Folly Inn.

Recommended places to eat and drink

King & Queen, Hamble-le-Rice

Just a few minutes’ walk from Port Hamble Marina, The King & Queen Pub is the heartbeat of the Hamble yachting scene. Cosy up next to the log fire through the winter months or enjoy the pubs appealing garden and lively atmosphere through the Summer.

With a vast selection of real ales and rum, in addition to hearty home-made food, it’s easy to see why The King & Queen is such a popular spot. Don’t miss steak night on a Thursday!


The Jolly Sailor, Bursledon

The Jolly Sailor is a historic gem of a pub and started out life as a vicarage. Situated right on the water, overlooking the River Hamble, the pub is accessible by road or boat with free mooring available for guests. Some of our smaller motor boats are an ideal size to moor alongside, depending on tides.

An interesting and well-executed menu, along with a bar full of Badger ale, makes the Jolly Sailor as popular with seafarers as it always has been.

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