Port Solent Marina, Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
General - Port Solent Marina is situated in the NE corner of Portsmouth Harbouri on the coast of Hampshire in southern England. The facility offers berths, boat yard and a storage operation.
Open - All year round.
Hours - Not known.
Arrival out of hours - Not known.
Formalities - Not known.
VHF Ch - 80
Call sign -
Position - 50º 50.6' N 001º 06.2' W
Charts, Pilots & Cruising Guides - See the following link for Solent Charts
Reference port -
Mean time differences - HW: minutes ± ; LW: minutes ±
Heights in metres -
Depths at MLW - Not known.
Protection/Shelter - OK
Approach and Entrance - Yachts bound for the marina should follow the defined channel. On the E side of the harbour is the continental ferry port. Mud flats in the centre are bounded by two channels. The one to the NW leads to Fareham, while the other channel, to the NE, called Portchester Lake, leads to Port Solent. The entrance to this channel is marked to the west by pile 57 and to the east by pile 95. The whole channel is marked by red piles to west, numbered 57 to 74 (leave to port) and by green piles to the east running from 95 to 75. Above Portchester Castle, the channel becomes narrow but clearly defined by yacht mooring and piles. Nineteen of the piles are lit by navigational lights. Contact the lockmaster on VHF 80 at pile 78. The facility can be entered in all states of tide.
Berths & Moorings - 808 berths. It is not known if reservations can be made.
Maximum length - 43m.
Water - On the pontoons.
Electric - On the pontoons.
Fuel - Petrol & Diesel.
Weather forecast - Not known.
Security - 24 hours.
Internet Access - Wi-Fi coverage.
Other Marina Facilities, Services & Supplies - Yacht Brokers. Toilets. Showers. Laundry. Pump Out.
Boatyard Facilities & Services - Lifting dock. 40 tonne travel hoist. Repair and Maintenance Services. Sailmakers. Engine Repairs. Slipway. Winter Storage.
Shopping and Provisions - Most provisions can be obtained in Portsmouth.
Bank or ATM - Not known.
Chandlers or Ships' Store - On site.
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Butane/Camping Gaz//Propane - Not known.
Ice - Not known.
Eating Out - There is a restaurant at the marina. Other restaurants close to the marina.
Local Bus Service -
Intercity Bus Service - From Southampton connecting to a nationwide network.
Car Rental -
Train Service - From Southampton connecting to a nationwide network.
Water Taxi -
Ferry Service - To the Isle of Wight, Channel Islands and France
Local Area -
Sporting & Recreational Facilities -
Sightseeing - The New Forest, once a royal hunting ground and now a national park. There is a wide range of flora and fauna. Wild deer still roam, as do the New Forest ponies, which are descended from an indigenous wild breed. Chichester Harbour is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty comprising eleven square miles of water and eleven square miles of land.
Museums and Cultural Attractions - There are impressive cathedrals at both Winchester and Salisbury.
Conservation Projects -
Special Events - Cowes Week Regatta, yacht racing on the Solent in August. Southampton International Boat Show in early September.
Children's Stuff -
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