Heading west from Portsmouth, it’s a short blast to the Hamble River, home of some of the South Coast’s largest marinas, where you can berth overnight. Or make your way along the Hampshire coast to the delights of Beaulieu River where you can visit the Beaulieu Motor Museum.The old market town of Lymington is set in the midst of the New Forest. Plenty to explore here.
The Isle of Wight shoreline offers many delightful havens and beaches from Bembridge Harbour and Priory Bay in the East, along to the Medina River and Cowes sailing centre. Newtown Creek and Yarmouth Harbour are wonderful contrasting locations. And beyond are the bays at Colwell and Totland as well as the spectacular Allum Bay and the iconic Needles.