Southampton Water

…Sailing to/from Southampton…

Sailing to Southampton Water

Southampton Water offers both great shelter as well as some interesting places to visit.

As you head up Southampton Water passing Fawley refinery on the Western side you will find Hythe Marina. Located on the edge of the New Forest it’s a unique development of a 206-berth marina, waterside homes, shops, restaurants and bars.

Ocean Village is situated in the shelter of Southampton water and right in the heart of Southampton.It is surrounded by a wealth of shops, restaurants, bars and cinemas offering outstanding recreational facilities.

The city is home to some of the region’s best concert halls and venues, boasting three outstanding art galleries and two magnificent theatres.

Continuing up the Itchen River you will find Saxon’s Wharf and Shamrock Quay both providing full facilities as well as a variety of bars and restaurants.


General Access Info:

  • Southampton water stretches for 6 miles and is well protected in all but strong S/E winds
  • All craft should heed the priority given to commercial traffic
  • There is an area of concern between the entrance of Southampton Water and Cowes. Any vessel over 150m must be given a moving prohibited zone of 1000m ahead and 100m either side
  • The turning point around West Bramble and Calshot Spit is particularly restricted
  • Double HW occurs at Springs about 2 hrs apart, while at Neaps there is a long stand.
  • MHWS: 4.5m; MHWN:3.7m; MLWN: 1.8m; MLWS: 0.5m

Berthing Options:

  • Ocean Village: 02380 229385 / VHF Ch 80
    Tie up on the dock office pontoon to be allocated a berth if you haven’t called ahead
  • Shamrock Quay: 02380 229461 / VHF Ch 80
    Located up stream of the Itchen Bridge
    Easy access 24 hrs a day 
  • Hythe: 023 8020 7073 / VHF Ch 80
    Situated on the Western shore of Southampton Water Hythe is approached via a dredged channel leading to a lock basin.


  • Ocean Village:
    Water & Electricity on the pontoons
    Good toilet & shower facilities
    On site Tesco Metro
    Southampton City is a short bus ride away or about a 30 min walk
  • Shamrock Quay:
    The marina office sells basic provisions , the nearest store is the Tesco Metro in Ocean Village
    Southampton centre is approx 2 miles away / 30 – 40 mins walk
    There is an onsite bar and restaurant
  • Hythe:
    Water & Electricity on the pontoons
    Fuel, Ice & Gas
    Good shower and toilet facilities
    There is a small shop for essential provisions, Hythe Village is about a 5 min walk away
    There are a couple of restaurants on site

Contact Info:

Ocean Village: 02380 229385

Shamrock Quay: 02380 229461

Hythe: 023 8020 7073

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