Hamble River is a picturesque, quiet river at the entrance to Southampton Water, with plenty of pubs and marinas dotted along its length. Hamble Point Marina is at the mouth of the river, with a chandlery, plenty of berths and a pub called the Ketch Rigger – a great choice for a Sunday lunch. For an afternoon of shopping and a leisurely lunch at a pub, you can visit Hamble itself, a village full of cobbled streets and fine dining. Much further along the Hamble is Swanwick Marina, with plenty of pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area as well as Bursledon train station. The Hamble is around an hour’s cruise from the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour.
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