18 Great British Marinas in the South of England

18 Great British Marinas in the South of England

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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.

18 Great British Marinas in the South of England - Torquay Harbour

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.

  1. Bray Marina

    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

  2. Brixham Marina

    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

  3. Chatham Marina

    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Northney Marina

    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

  9. Ocean Village

    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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Saxon Wharf

    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

  5. Shamrock Quay

    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

  6. Sparkes Marina

    An array of birds and marine life, stunning sunsets and calm waters are just some of the advantages of this beautiful location on
    Hayling Island.

    Tel: (023) 9246 3572

  7. Torquay Marina

    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

  8. Windsor Marina

    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

  9. Woolverstone Marina

    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


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