Kemps Quay is situated on the east bank of the River Itchen two miles north of the river mouth. The Itchen flows into Southampton Water which is an extremely popular area for yachtsmen because it offers sheltered cruising in nearly all weather conditions. From Southampton Water you have direct access to the world famous Yachting mecca of The Solent.
Situated in the shelter of Southampton Water, Ocean Village is more than a marina. Surrounded by a wealth of shops, restaurants, cinemas and bars, it offers outstanding recreational facilities. Overlooking the marina is The Royal Southampton Yacht Club, which although a members club, offers berth holders and visitors a warm and friendly welcome.
The marina entrance is controlled by lock gates, operated 24 hours a day throughout the year, and there is easy access to Southampton Water and several of our other marinas situated in and around the Solent. Cruising enthusiasts can explore the Beaulieu River to the west or continue on to the bustling town of Lymington. Heading east takes you to Portsmouth, and there are numerous anchorages to explore within the sheltered waters of Chichester Harbour.
Dry Stack is a real alternative to keeping your boat in a Marina. It is the ideal boat storage method for those who want to make the most of their leisure time and their enjoyment of boating. Dry stack storage is the answer to your boating needs. If you own a Rib or Sportsboat up to 10m LOA this is the ideal way of reducing your costs, protecting your investment and ensuring that your valuable leisure time is not spent scraping, sanding and painting, but can be spent enjoying yourself on the water.
Visitors to Town Quay will find a highly secure, modern, city centre marina with all the facilities they could hope for. It's owned by ABP, which has invested a lot of money in updating everything to the highest standards. It's the nearest marina to the city centre so berth holders and visitors can easily take advantage of the plethora of entertainment, shops and transport links that Southampton offers, safe in the knowledge that their boat is securely and peacefully moored just a short walk away.
This 255 berth marina is still a major centre for refit and boat building with many specialist trades on site, as well as a bar, continental restaurant, cafe and shops. Following a £1.5 million refurbishment it now boasts a 70 metre specialist superyacht berth, a 60 metre visitor berth and a new shower and toilet block featuring a purpose-designed facility for disabled berth holders. Head down Southampton Water and there are numerous cruising opportunities available.