Deacons Marina on the river hamble is easily accessible by road and rail. If you're arriving by sea be careful on the Hamble, the river is often busy and the current might take you by surprise!
Arriving by boat?
Enter the Hamble river, keeping a listening watch on VHF Ch 68 'Hamble Harbour Radio'. The Hamble can be very busy with a wide variety of vessels, so please keep a good watch. Look out for boats exiting the marinas across the channel. You can sail in the river, but your engine must be instantly available and sails ready to be lowered should the fairway become busy. The speed limit is 6 knots.
Beware tidal currents in the river, these can run at 3 knots. Take extra care when crossing the current or leaving and departing your berth. Please arrange your arrival and departure for slack water, we recommend Easytide Bursledon for a tidal curve which allows you to clearly see the slack periods. Please note that Bursledon has a double high tide, with a second high tide approximately two hours after the first. The second high tide is slightly lower than the first.
Deacons Marina, Bridge Road, Bursledon, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 8AZ.
Travelling by car?
If using a Sat Nav, you can enter the postcode SO31 8AZ. Exit the M27 at junction 9 or 8 and then follow the A27 down to Deacons Marina.
If exiting the M27 at junction 8, take the A3024 exit to Southampton (East Docks/Hamble). Bear right (third exit) then take the first exit onto Bridge Road (A27). Follow the A27 for a couple of minutes, turning right into Deacons Marina after railway bridge.
From junction 9, exit the slip road bearing right. At the Segensworth roundabout follow the A27 West, taking the fifth exit on to Southampton Road. At the roundabout take the first exit, continuing on the Southampton Road (A27). At the next roundabout take the second exit on to the A27, you will pass the Talisman Chinese Restaurant on your left. Travel down the A27 for approximately 5 minutes (depending on traffic). At the crossroads in Swanwick, continue along the A27 travelling straight over the road bridge, just before the railway bridge turn left into Deacons Marina.
At the entrance to Deacons, you will find a red port hand navigation buoy and green starboard hand navigation buoy. Force 4 chandlery will be immediately on your left, drive onwards into the main car park. From here you can find the main marina office.
Please note, this car park is monitored by Premier Park, please see the onsite signage or speak to the Marina team on arrival for more details.
Choosing public transport?
Bursledon Train Station is located just a five minute walk from Deacons Marina, with regular services from London taking approximately two and a half hours. Exit the station, turn right out of the car park and walk downhill to the main road (A27/Bridge Road). Turn right, walk under the railway bridge and turn right into Deacons Marina.
At the entrance to Deacons, you will find a red port hand navigation buoy and green starboard hand navigation buoy. Force 4 chandlery should be immediately on your left, you can locate the marina office by walking onwards into the main car park. – walk onwards into the main car park, where the marina office can be located.