Explore everything that the South of England has to offer at your own pace, courtesy of MDL Marinas…
Are you planning a coastal adventure? MDL Marinas offer 18 fabulous marinas in the South West and South East, just minutes from some of the UK’s best locations and attractions. Whatever your vessel, they can help you find the perfect base from which to start your journey – and help you locate some interesting stops along the way.
MDL offer some impressive membership packages – Freedom Berthing and Cruising Club. Freedom Berthing is the most comprehensive package available with benefits such as complimentary access to over 90 marinas in the UK and Europe, discounted boat yard services, fuel at cost, free unlimited WiFi and more.
The Cruising Club is a free-to-join scheme that offers visitors to stay every seventh night at a MDL Marina for free, as well as access to special offers and incentivised rates. Whichever option you choose, our handy guide will help you set the perfect course.
Bray Marina is situated in a country park setting, providing berth holders with a delightfully tranquil mooring with direct access to the Thames. This 400-berth marina boasts an active club, training lessons, a small chandlery, engineering services, brokerage and fuel.
Tel: (01628) 623654
Sheltered from the south-westerly winds and offering safe access in all weathers and tides, the 500-berth marina at Brixham is always busy and a popular stop set at the heart of this picturesque Devon town. Basic provisions and diesel are here and there is a bar and restaurant, too.
Tel: (01803) 882929
Situated on the River Medway in Kent, Chatham Maritime Marina is at the heart of a multi-million pound leisure and retail development that’s set to become a major waterfront attraction.
Tel: (01634) 899200
Cobb’s Quay Marina
With its lively, seafaring atmosphere, this 1,090 berth marina is a favourite with yachtsmen and motor cruisers alike. Out of the harbour to the east lies the Solent, offering year-round racing and sheltered cruising around the Isle of Wight.
Tel: (01202) 674299
Hamble Point Marina
Situated at the mouth of the River Hamble, Hamble Point Marina is a magnet for competitive sailors from around the globe.
Tel: (023) 8045 2464
Hythe Marina Village
Hythe Marina was the first marina village to be built in the UK and is still one of the finest. Located on Southampton Water’s western shore, it has a 206-berth marina, together with waterside homes, shops, restaurants, bars and hotel.
Tel: (023) 8020 7073
Mercury Yacht Harbour
Just a 20-minute walk from Hamble village, the marina offers berthing for 360 boats and enjoys deep water at all states of tide.
Tel: (023) 8045 5994
Chichester Harbour’s sheltered waters provide safe cruising and there are plenty of anchorages to explore within the area, such as Itchenor with its quaint pubs or Bosham village.
Tel: (023) 9246 6321
Situated in the shelter of Southampton Water, Ocean Village is much more than just a marina. Surrounded by shops, restaurants, cinemas and bars, it offers outstanding recreational facilities for all ages.
Tel: (023) 8022 9385
Penton Hook Marina
Set in 80 acres and with 575 berths, Penton Hook is Britain’s largest inland marina. Thorpe Park is also within walking distance, offering hours of fun and amusement for the whole family.
Tel: (01932) 568681
Port Hamble Marina
With thousands of visitors every year, this busy marina is popular with racing enthusiasts and cruising vessels. Hamble Village, with its inviting pubs and restaurants, is only a few minutes away.
Tel: (023) 8045 2741
Queen Anne’s Battery
Offering 235 berths for boats up to 18 metres and a visitors’ area with alongside pontoon berthing, QAB offers outstanding facilities for yachtsmen and motor cruisers alike.
Tel: (01752) 671142
Located on the River Itchen, Saxon Wharf is the ideal location for big boats in need of secure, quick turnaround lift-outs, repair work or full-scale refits.
Tel: (023) 8033 9490
With a 70-metre superyacht berth, a 60-metre visitor berth and a modern shower and toilet block including disabled facilities, Shamrock Quay is able to cater for all boat owners.
Tel: (023) 8022 9461
An array of birds and marine life, stunning sunsets and calm waters are just some of the advantages of this beautiful location on
Tel: (023) 9246 3572
Set in the north-east corner of Torbay and sheltered from the prevailing south-westerly winds, Torquay Marina provides a safe haven for boats in all weathers.
Tel: (01803) 200210
With a large river frontage for easy mooring, this 175-berth marina is one of the most attractive marinas on the Thames.
Tel: (01753) 853911
Set in 22 acres of parkland on the River Orwell, Wolverstone Marina offers berthing, an on-site caravan park and a sailing school.
Tel: (01473) 780206