How to find our base in Mercury Yacht Harbour
If you are planning to join us on one of our RYA sailing courses or chartering a yacht, we thought you would be interested in where we are actually based in the Solent, how to get here and what you will find when you arrive!
About Mercury Yacht Harbour in Hamble
You will find us at MDL Mercury Yacht Harbour which is situated in a sheltered rural location on the River Hamble. We are just a short twenty-minute walk (1 mile) from Hamble village. The Marina was originally built by Sir Robin Knox Johnston and can offer berthing for up to 360 boats, it also enjoys deep water at all states of tide and easy access into the Solent (20 mins).
What facilities do we have?
There are many excellent facilities, including:
The surrounding area and what’s nearby
As mentioned Hamble village itself is only 1 mile away. In the village, you will find a local Co-Op, a handful of other shops and a great selection of pubs and restaurants.
For a little more detail on Hamble please read our guide.
Access into the Solent
The marina itself is a very peaceful and scenic spot and with it’s easy access to Southampton Water, the Solent and the Isle of Wight. It is an ideal base from which to visit some of the other marinas in the Southampton area or further afield, such as Poole Harbour or Chichester Harbour to the east.
Visit our Cruising Guide for more detailed information on our sailing area.
How to reach us by road
The full postal address is:-
Mercury Yacht Harbour
From the M27 take junction 8 and follow the signs for Hamble on the B3397 (Hamble Lane). You will pass a large Tesco’s if any provisioning is required. After the entrance to Tesco’s continue straight over the next round roundabout through a set of traffic lights and you will arrive at another roundabout. Carry straight on at this roundabout but immediately afterwards turn left into Satchell Lane and follow this road round past Hamble School until you see the clear signs for Mercury Yacht Harbour on your left (Note there is also a caravan / camping site sharing the road entrance to the marina).
There is a mainline station at Southampton from which you can either jump in a taxi or change trains to a local service to Hamble station. If arriving at Hamble railway station there is a local bus service into Hamble Village itself. Then it is approximately 1 mile further up Satchell Lane to Mercury Yacht Harbour.
The alternative is to arrive at Southampton Parkway and get a taxi to the Marina it is about 8.5 miles and 15 mins in the taxi.
There are a number of taxi companies
Radio Taxis – 023 8066 6666
Viking Cars – 023 8040 6633
Phoenix Taxis – 023 8064 2321