SOUTHAMPTON WATER Hythe Marina Village was the first marina village to be built in the UK and is still one of our finest. Located on Southampton Water’s western shore, it’s a unique development of a 206-berth marina, waterside homes, shops, restaurants, bars and a boutique hotel. On nearing Hythe Knock red buoy, at the junction of the Rivers Itchen and Test, Hythe Marina Village is conspicuous to port just beyond Hythe Pier. Call on VHF Ch 80 or by mobile for clearance to lock-in and for a berth. Enter via a short channel aligned 220° and marked by beacons. Hythe Marina has 206 berths; max LOA: 16m*; fuel (petrol/diesel); gas; boat lifting and storage ashore; 40 ton boat hoist; slipway; boat repairs; laundry facilities; bars and restaurants; brokerage; and Wi-Fi. Contact: Hythe Marina Village, Shamrock Way, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6DY. Tel: 023 8020 7073. VHF Ch 80. www.hythemarinavillage.co.uk
*Larger vessels can be accommodated but check with marina in advance.
Ocean Village Marina - In the shelter of Southampton Water, and right in the heart of the city itself, Ocean Village is much more than a marina. Surrounded by shops, restaurants, cinemas and bars, it offers outstanding recreational facilities. The marina is home to some exciting new developments including a £50m luxury spa hotel complex.