Using the river

The River Hamble is a major recreational harbour adjoining Southampton Water on the south coast of England. A home to 3200 vessels afloat, it is an internationally recognised centre for yachting and motorboating, as well as a popular destination and launching point for visiting craft. It’s also a great place for dinghy sailing, and the upper river offers peaceful and sheltered waters for exploration by paddleboards and other small craft.

We can help you learn more about visiting this river and how to make the most of your time on the water.


Notices to river users

Local notices to river users contain important information of activity or other matters relating to navigational safety. They must be considered by all who navigate in or use the river. 

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