Apart from Cowes (Isle of Wight, just on the other side of the Solent), the town and River Hamble is also famous for its yachting. Hamble boasts great boatyards, as well as fantastic eateries, cafés, pubs and cocktail bars. You're close to the New Forest – one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest. It's also near to Southampton and Portsmouth.

© Michael Austen

© Michael Austen

Royal Southern Yacht Club - Accommodation

Walk straight from the dock to your resting place here at the Royal Southern Yacht Club. Open to non-members, you'll stay within their 18th Century listed cottages overlooking the River Hamble. 11 new bedrooms have recently been created including a master suite with 21st century technology and elegance. Book here.

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King & Queen

Rarely does one go to Hamble and skip visiting the famous King and Queen pub.

Inside you'll find super friendly staff and tons of yachting memorabilia on the walls. If you're in the yachting industry you'll probably find that you're within one degree of separation from knowing someone. Beware of long-sessions and hard-core boat chat. Enjoy the food and have a rum for us!

Visit their website here.

 

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Cetewayo - charters

She is built for exhilarating yet comfortable sailing, which allows us to tailor our charters to suit our guests. We are delighted to teach those willing to learn how to sail, pamper those who prefer to relax.

The Solent is a world famous sailing area with the opportunity to choose from a variety of stopping off points during the day. Guests may prefer to visit the idyllic bird sanctuary of the Beaulieu River; explore Cowes, England’s yachting capital on the Isle of Wight or maybe just anchor in a quiet bay for a swim. Book here.