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Haslar Marina

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Haslar Marina is situated on the south coast of England, on the east side of The Solent, immediately within and on the west side of Portsmouth Harbour. It is a large scale modern marina with ample shore facilities opposite the City of Portsmouth.

Haslar Marina is situated on the south coast of England, on the east side of The Solent, immediately within and on the west side of Portsmouth Harbour. It is a large scale modern marina with ample shore facilities opposite the City of Portsmouth.

Located within Haslar Lake in the protected natural harbour the marina provides complete protection. Safe access is available night or day, at any state of the tide and in all reasonable conditions.



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Last modified
July 17th 2018

Summary

A completely protected location with safe access.

Facilities
Water hosepipe available alongsideWater available via tapWaste disposal bins availableGas availableShop with basic provisions availableMini-supermarket or supermarket availableExtensive shopping available in the areaSlipway availableLaundry facilities availableShore power available alongsideShore based toilet facilitiesShowers available in the vicinity or by arrangementHot food available in the localityPublic house or wine bar in the areaMarked or notable walks in the vicinity of this locationCashpoint or bank available in the areaPost Office in the areaInternet café in the areaInternet via a wireless access point availableDoctor or hospital in the areaPharmacy in the areaChandlery available in the areaTrolley or cart available for unloading and loadingMarine engineering services available in the areaRigging services available in the areaElectronics or electronic repair available in the areaSail making or sail repair servicesBus service available in the areaRegional or international airport within 25 kilometresTourist Information office availableShore based family recreation in the area


Nature
Marina or pontoon berthing facilitiesQuick and easy access from open waterNavigation lights to support a night approachUrban nature,  anything from a small town of more 5,000 inhabitants  to a large cityHistoric, geographic or culturally significant location; or in the immediate vicinity

Considerations
Note: strong tides or currents in the area that require considerationNote: harbour fees may be charged



 +44 23 9260 1201      berths@haslarmarina.co.uk      Ch.80 /M [Haslar Marina]
Position and approaches
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Haven position

50° 47.515' N, 001° 6.923' W

This is the head of M Pontoon, immediately south of the bow of the permanently berthed Lightship, that exhibits a light 2F.G (vert) at night.


What are the key points of the approach?

The entry and the run-up thorough The Solent and Southampton Water are covered in
The Solent and Isle of Wight Route location coastal description. Approaches to Portsmouth Harbour and its entry can be found in the Gunwharf Quays Marina Click to view haven entry.


Not what you need?
Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Below are the ten nearest havens to Haslar Marina for your convenience.
Ten nearest havens by straight line charted distance and bearing:
  1. Gunwharf Quays Marina - 0.2 miles ENE
  2. Gosport Marina - 0.2 miles N
  3. Royal Clarence Marina - 0.4 miles NNW
  4. Hardway Sailing Club - 0.9 miles NNW
  5. Stokes Bay - 1.1 miles WSW
  6. Southsea Marina - 1.9 miles E
  7. WicorMarine Yacht Haven - 1.9 miles NNW
  8. Port Solent Marina - 2 miles N
  9. Langstone Harbour - 2.3 miles ENE
  10. Ryde Harbour - 2.4 miles SSW
These havens are ordered by straight line charted distance and bearing, and can be reordered by compass direction or coastal sequence:
  1. Gunwharf Quays Marina - 0.2 miles ENE
  2. Gosport Marina - 0.2 miles N
  3. Royal Clarence Marina - 0.4 miles NNW
  4. Hardway Sailing Club - 0.9 miles NNW
  5. Stokes Bay - 1.1 miles WSW
  6. Southsea Marina - 1.9 miles E
  7. WicorMarine Yacht Haven - 1.9 miles NNW
  8. Port Solent Marina - 2 miles N
  9. Langstone Harbour - 2.3 miles ENE
  10. Ryde Harbour - 2.4 miles SSW
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How to get in?


Haslar Marina is situated on a peninsula on the western side of Portsmouth Harbour opposite the City of Portsmouth. The marina is located immediately within the entrance on the western side and is directly accessible from the harbour’s Boat Channel.

Haslar Marina has 600 resident berths and up to 150 visitor berths with rafting. It can accommodate vessels with drafts of up to 3.5 metres and 60 metres LOA.

With a large number of visitor berths, along with the ability to accommodate yachts in the berths of resident berth holders who are away, only vessels of over 15 metres or rallies need book in advance. This is best achieved by P: +44 23 9260 1201 or email E: berths@haslarmarina.co.uk .

Visitors approaching Portsmouth Harbour may contact the marina on VHF Channel 80 /M or P +44 23 9260 1201, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to arrange a berth.




Convergance Point The Solent and Isle of Wight Route location coastal description provides approach details. Approaches to Portsmouth Harbour and its entry can be found in the Gunwharf Quays Marina Click to view haven entry.


Haslar Marina is situated within the west side of Haslar Lake located on the west side of the harbour entrance. It is entered by passing close north of Fort Blockhouse situated at the east end of a small peninsula. There is no need to continue to the Ballast Bank as the marina may be approached directly from the Boat Channel which may be freely exited and entered from its western side. Haslar Lake approaches between the Boat Channel, Haslar Marina and the No. 1 Jetty, within the reserved Fort Blockhouse area, has a maintained depth of 6 metres.
Please note

Expect a strong anti-clockwise southeast-going eddy across the entrance of Haslar Lake at all stages of the flood except at Portsmouth –0400 (Dover -0335). Within Haslar Lake there is very little stream.




Haslar Marina protected by a northern wave screen that turns southward towards a prominent and permanently berthed lightship, the Mary Mouse II, on its north-eastern corner. The highly conspicuous green lightship, moored on the outside face of M Pontoon, renders the marina unmistakable from a great distance. At night, lights are exhibited from the wave screen’s easternmost elbow Q.G., north of the lightship, and from the head of M Pontoon 2F.G (vert), close south of the bow of the lightship.




Haven location The marina’s dedicated visitor berths are located immediately inside the lightship. They are accessed by passing around the head of M Pontoon immediately south and around the Lightship’s bow. Vessels taking up the berth of an ‘away’ resident holder should take directions from the marina office.






Why visit here?
Haslar Marina is owned and operated by Dean & Reddyhoff Marinas based in Dorset. The company also manages East Cowes, Portland and Weymouth Marinas offering berth holders freedom to roam between their facilities if space is available.


Haslar Marina
Image: Michael Harpur


Tucked into Haslar Creek the marina is well sheltered from the prevailing wind and a wave-screen protects the northern end from wash emanating from the busy fairway and the ebb tide. Its ample visitor berths and high quality facilities and services make it an excellent location from which to explore Gosport’s attractions, covered in the Gosport Marina entry Click to view haven, and the city of Portsmouth detailed in the Gunwharf Quay entry Click to view haven.

One unique attraction of the marina is the convenience of dining in the vivid green Mary Mouse II. Built in 1947, the 41-metre lightship once guarded waters off Norfolk, the Humber, Outer Gabbard in the North Sea, Dover’s Shipwash and elsewhere around the British Isles before being decommissioned in 1991. It was bought by Dean & Reddyhoff Ltd for their Haslar Marina Project in 1993 and is now a restaurant Trinity’s at the Lightship External link.

Mary Mouse II
Image: Michael Harpur



Open seven days a week, early until late, you will be hard pushed to find anywhere better to while away the hours either on their flight deck or down below in the bar. Being a visitor to the marina, on an adjacent alongside berth, you can avoid walking a third of a mile it takes most people to visit.


What facilities are available?
All pontoon berths provide electricity and fresh water. Free Wi-Fi, a launderette and a first class ablutions block are available, and there is a 24 hour gas bottle exchange service and full recycling facilities onsite. The marina provides use of its slipway in the overflow car park to the general public. There is no charge for its use but users should take care when launching or recovering, especially at low tides, without a suitable four wheel drive vehicle. Trailers may be stored at the top of the slipway for a maximum of 48 hours. The marina has the Lightship Bar & Restaurant Hardy's, at Haslar Bar & Bistro.

Ashore there are 20 on-site marine businesses featuring sail, boatyard and engineering specialists. The marina has a Sealift that is a self-contained floating dry dock. Its Sealift2 will effortlessly lift vessels up to 65 feet and up to 50 tons in under 5 minutes.

Gosport High Street is five minutes away with shops and banks. The Gosport Ferry provides quick access to Portsmouth Harbour railway station, terminus of the Portsmouth Direct Line to London. A ferry service to and from Gosport operates every 15 minutes.


Any security concerns?
A card issued to Permanent berth holders gains access to the car park and pontoons via a key card. Visitors use a numbered keypad system at the main pedestrian gate and an intercom system at all gates.

The marina is monitored continuously by CCTV and there are berthing staff in attendance 24 hours a day.


With thanks to:
Michael Harpur S/Y Whistler. Photography Michael Harpur and Karen Roe.


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Entry into Portsmouth Harbour and Haslar Marina (4 times actual speed)





Haslar Marina aerial view


About Haslar Marina

Haslar Marina is owned and operated by Dean & Reddyhoff Marinas based in Dorset. The company also manages East Cowes, Portland and Weymouth Marinas offering berth holders freedom to roam between their facilities if space is available.


Haslar Marina
Image: Michael Harpur


Tucked into Haslar Creek the marina is well sheltered from the prevailing wind and a wave-screen protects the northern end from wash emanating from the busy fairway and the ebb tide. Its ample visitor berths and high quality facilities and services make it an excellent location from which to explore Gosport’s attractions, covered in the Gosport Marina entry Click to view haven, and the city of Portsmouth detailed in the Gunwharf Quay entry Click to view haven.

One unique attraction of the marina is the convenience of dining in the vivid green Mary Mouse II. Built in 1947, the 41-metre lightship once guarded waters off Norfolk, the Humber, Outer Gabbard in the North Sea, Dover’s Shipwash and elsewhere around the British Isles before being decommissioned in 1991. It was bought by Dean & Reddyhoff Ltd for their Haslar Marina Project in 1993 and is now a restaurant Trinity’s at the Lightship External link.

Mary Mouse II
Image: Michael Harpur



Open seven days a week, early until late, you will be hard pushed to find anywhere better to while away the hours either on their flight deck or down below in the bar. Being a visitor to the marina, on an adjacent alongside berth, you can avoid walking a third of a mile it takes most people to visit.

Other options in this area


Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Alternatively here are the ten nearest havens available in picture view:
Coastal clockwise:
Stokes Bay - 1.1 miles WSW
Hill Head - 3.1 miles WNW
Warsash Sailing Club - 5 miles WNW
Hamble River Harbour Master - 5.1 miles WNW
Universal Marina - 5.5 miles NW
Coastal anti-clockwise:
Gosport Marina - 0.2 miles N
Royal Clarence Marina - 0.4 miles NNW
Hardway Sailing Club - 0.9 miles NNW
Portsmouth Marine Engineering - 2.4 miles NW
Fareham Marina - 2.6 miles NW

Navigational pictures


These additional images feature in the 'How to get in' section of our detailed view for Haslar Marina.




















Entry into Portsmouth Harbour and Haslar Marina (4 times actual speed)





Haslar Marina aerial view



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Andrew O'Connor wrote this review on Aug 8th 2019:

Bought a boat in 2018 which was moored at Haslar Marina, so when I went to sail the boat back to Ireland, I stayed 1 night on the marina. The facilities are excellent. The shower block pontoon is fantastic with large private bathrooms which were spotlessly clean. I had food and a few beers on board the Mary Mouse II which was very hearty indeed (Try to get a window seat looking out over the channel so as to get great views of the various channel movements/shipping etc..). Its a nice novelty to get to a restaurant while not leaving teh marina pontoons. Theres also a restaurant immediately outside the marina entrance. A 10-15 minute walk from the marina brings you to various grocery/hardware/chandlery/utility stores in Gosport.
The only downside (and its a very minor one) is lack of fuel, but there is self service fuel a 1/4 mile upstream in Gosport marina, so it's really not a reason not to stay at Haslar Marina.

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