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Visitors Marina Guide
SPARKES MARINA

VHF

Ch 80

Call Sign

ACCESS

H24

Berthing Rates

short stay:
<15m £8.00 (4hrs)

overnight:
<12.5m: £3.32 per m

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YHA Rating

not rated

Facilities

well stocked

240V, 16/30A

chandlery

40 ton

24 hours

basic

code entry

code entry

£1 coins

chandlery

£1 deposit

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Sparks
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About the Marina


Of all the marinas in the Chichester Harbour, Sparkes is the most convenient when it comes to accessibility to the sea, however its small and cramped when compared to the rest. It can accommodate 150 boats on fully serviced pontoons berths up to 20mLOA and visitors are usually placed alongside the outer pontoon wall, but these berths are restricted by draught.

The marina is very fortunate to have two of the finest beaches on the Solent either side of it - with Hayling island beach to the west and the West Whittering beach to the east - both providing fantastic walking at low tide.

Elsewhere, Chichester Harbour is renowned for its beauty and its a fiercely protected site for birds and marine life. Hayling Island is mainly made up of retired folk and caravan sites so its pretty much a guaranteed quiet night in. The marina has an on-site restaurant bar which serves mainly pub food and the Hayling Island SC - which also welcomes visiting yachtsmen - is opposite the creek and serves food and drink. Slightly further a field, but only 15 minutes away by foot is the Marina Jacks Pub and two small supermarkets.
 

Marina Approaches


Proceed up the starboard side on the Chichester Harbour entrance until the Hayling Island Sailing Club mast bears 240° on the port side. From here take a westerly course passing between the ECM and the HISC jetty.

You will now see transit marks consisting of two day-glow orange St Andrews crosses, bearing 281°. Proceed down this transit for approximately three cables, leaving the pile moorings to port. As you pass the last pile mooring you will see steel piles with red can top marks on your port bow (South West). Follow these marks which will lead you into the Marina. The approach channel from the Sailing Club to the Marina has been dredged to 2 metres below CD.
 

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