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Visitors Marina Guide
SOUTHAMPTON TOWN QUAY

VHF

12, 80

Call Sign

'Town Quay Marina'

ACCESS

H24

Berthing Rates

short stay:
£8 (4hours)

overnight:
£3.10 per m

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YHA Rating

not rated

Facilities

inclusive

coin

pay'n'display

marina office

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About the Marina


This marina is run by Associated British Ports, and prior to the 2011 season it wasn't receptive to visitors. With a newly recruited team and a change of heart it now welcomes visitors and the marina is keen to provide round the clock 24 hour assistance. This marina was put on the world stage when it hosted the start and finish of the early Whitbread Round the World Races. The marina has an ideal location at the heart of Southampton’s water front and the Town Quay stages the passenger ferry services to the Isle of Wight and across the water to Hythe. To the right as you enter the marina are the remains of the piles that supported the pontoons for the BOAC flying boats that once served the empire back in the 50's. The refurbished Ocean Terminal, a kilometre to the SW, still berths Passenger Cruise Liners and if you’re lucky enough to have a one in port you can have splendid views of both the marina and the cruise ships from the restaurants located on the Town Quay. The new laundry, toilet and shower facilities are very impressive and geared towards the family with family size shower/changing rooms and baby changing facilities, heated towel rails, hair dryers and straighteners. Southampton City Buses run past this marina on a regular basis and they can take you to the centre of town within 5 minutes. 500m away is Dock Gate 4 and Oxford Street - the culinary centre of Southampton. A cash point machine can be found in the Red Funnel Terminal 2 building
 

Marina Approaches


When entering Southampton Water, especially around the docks, all yachts should keep a listening watch for Southampton VTS, VHF Ch 12/16. On the run into the marina entrance you will be crossing the lower swinging ground of the Ocean Terminal. The run into the marina entrance is also shared by the IOW Fast Cat services and the Hythe ferry, so a constant glance over the shoulder is required. Hug close the the Ocean Docks, passing the old BOAC pontoon supports to your right. The double wave screen means a final dogs leg manoeuvre through the marina entrance.
 

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