Hamble Area Guide

Manns & Manns, Estate Agents in Bursledon, Southampton

Hamble is a picturesque village situated on the South Coast of England, ideal for anyone wanting to discover some of Hampshire’s best coastline and countryside. With superb riverside views and walks, Hamble village and its quaint cobbled streets offer an alternative shopping and dining experience. Steeped in history, the village played a role in the World War Two D-Day landings.

Whilst the village has retained its character, the surrounding area has grown to support three marinas and a host of shops, pubs and restaurants, services and businesses. There are woodland and coastal walks to enjoy. Two country parks are situated nearby; The Royal Victoria Country Park and Manor Farm Country Park.

The community benefits from local junior and senior schools, children’s clubs, Hamble Parish Council, Hamble River Singers and a library to name a but few. The sporting opportunities include sailing clubs such as the Hamble River Sailing Club, Royal Southern Yacht Club, Warsash Sailing Club etc.

Within Hamble, there are three marinas; Hamble Point Marina, Port Hamble Marina and Mercury Marina.

Hamble Point Marina offers 230 berths and lies at the mouth of the River Hamble, with access to the world famous waters of the Solent, a magnet for competitive sailors from around the globe, it’s a favourite with racing and cruising yachtsman alike.

Port Hamble Marina offers 310 berths is situated on the River Hamble in the heart of the South Coast’s sailing scene. The marina has a proud heritage of refitting and maintaining racing yachts, a tradition that continues today with many different yacht services based at the marina.

Offering 360 berths the Mercury Marina was originally built by Sir Robin Knox Johnson. Mercury Yacht Harbour is situated in a sheltered wooded site where the shallow waters of Badnam Creek join the River Hamble. The marina offers deep water at all states of tide and among its excellent facilities are a chandlery as well as a bar and restaurant with waterfront views.

Whatever your boating style, the River Hamble makes it an ideal base from which to explore the Solent with easy day cruising to Portsmouth, Chichester and the Isle of Wight yacht havens, Lymington or Poole. When heading upriver in a tender to Botley you can enjoy some truly spectacular scenery.

Hamble is accessible by a range of public transport links. It has bus routes running from Southampton City Centre to Hamble and vice versa, a train station with lines to Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour with onward links to London, and the Pink Ferry service from Hamble to Warsash. By car, Hamble is approximately 3 miles from the M27 J8.

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