Town Quay delivers a vibrant city centre berthing experience, whether you are staying for one night or 12 months.
Town Quay Marina is one of four marinas owned and operated by Associated British Ports and was built in the mid 1990s. It was then extensively refurbished with a dredge, new electrics and water supply in 2011.
In the heart of Southampton, Town Quay is within walking distance of the city’s cultural quarter, West Quay Shopping Centre, a variety of restaurants, bars and theatres and is situated next door to the Southampton Boat Show making the marina a vibrant place to stay all year round.
The marina has 140 berths which include seven jet ski docks and it can accommodate motor/yachts from 5m up to 20m.
The majority of the berths are finger berths with one section of alongside type berthing. They all have electricity and water.
While they do not have lift out facilities, they have an arrangement with Drivers Wharf Boatyard who offer a discount to berth holders.
There are liveaboards at the marina who are charged a residential surcharge to cover the extra use of the facilities.
- Unlimited free car parking
- New improved Wi-Fi free
- Electricity included in berthing cost
- Two tickets to Southampton and London Boat Shows
- Sea Start membership discount
- Drivers Boatyard discount on services
- 10 per cent Doyle Sails discount
- 10 per cent Tecsew discount
- 15 per cent Red Funnel vehicle ferry discount
- Five per cent Symblast discount
- Admiral Yacht Insurance incentive
- TransEurope Marina Group 50 per cent visitor discount
- Two free cinema tickets and access to discounted tickets
- Free use of marina bicycles
- Local café/restaurant discount card
- Free use of marina gas BBQ
Town Quay is well served by transport links to the Isle of Wight, the New Forest by ferry and there is a bus that goes from the quay to the central railway station.
The marina is accessible at all states of the tide. The entrance is a dogleg between two floating wave breaks that appear continuous from seaward.
Call VHF Channel 80 on approach. Berthing assistance is available from 0700 – 2200 (Winter times) and 0700 – 2300 (Summer times). Beware of the adjacent Red Jet hi-speed ferry.
Craft > 20m must get clearance from Southampton VTS to enter/depart the marina on VHF Channel 12.
The reception is open between 0700 and 2200 daily.
Located on the eastern shores of Southampton Water, Town Quay offers unrivalled views of Southampton’s busy maritime activity and direct access to the world famous cruising and racing waters of the Solent.
Town Quay Marina is the perfect base to explore the South Coast. Historic Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight, Beaulieu River and Poole Harbour are within easy cruising distance and for those wishing to venture further afield, Cherbourg, the Channel Islands and the Brittany coastline are less than a day away.
THINGS TO DO
Southampton has a rich history from the Pilgrim Fathers leaving on the Mayflower (Mayflower Park is named after this), the old city walls, the Titanic and helping with the D-Day preparations.
The Sea City museum in the centre of the city is a great place to visit to learn more about the maritime history.
The marina has a discount card which can be used at the following cafes/restaurants, all of which are less than a five minute walk away.
- Royal Thai Pier & Gatehouse Grill – royalthaipier.co.uk
- Ennios (Italian) – ennios.co.uk
- La Lupa (Italian) – luparestaurant.co.uk
- Coriander Lounge (Indian) – corianderlounge.com
- Café Fumee – cafefumee.co.uk
- Starbucks Town Quay – starbucks.co.uk
- Steam Café (Red Funnel) – redfunnel.co.uk
The nearest chandlery is Force 4 at Shamrock Quay which is a 10 minute bike ride.
There is a Co-op supermarket five minutes away and stocks all the usual produce needed for the weekend.
A bus goes from the quay to the railway station stopping at a number of places on its route through the city.
There is a taxi rank outside of the Red Jet Terminal, which can be found next to the marina.
“Town Quay Marina has been my marina of choice for the past four years when deciding on a venue to run my charity days from. The facilities are superb and easy to get to being in the heart of Southampton. The marina has a wonderful atmosphere and the friendly team cannot do enough to help you.”
World No. 1 Female Powerboat Champion