Hamble or Hamble-le-Rice is a village in the United Kingdom which lies in the southeast of the city of Southampton in Hampshire between the Southampton water and the Hamble River. It is an ideal destination in the United Kingdom and is an excellent location to explore the magnificent Hampshire coastline and its countryside. Hamble is also considered as the heart of the British sailing, and is an excellent cruising ground. While yacht chartering in the area, you can watch the world go by from the quay of the many marinas and during the summer months, you can visit the famous Manor Farm Country Park or alight at the Jolly Sailor Pub pontoon , an ideal spot to watch the famous annual Bursledon Regattas Events . Hamble has a vast history that can be enjoyed at some of its fascinating heritage attractions like the Gothic 13th century ruins of Netley Abbey or the Netley Chapel in Royal Victoria Country Park are the last remains since the second half of the 19th century. During a visit in Hamble, you will have the opportunity to take some superb views of the rivers and spend an excellent time from the marina from the quay or if you prefer, enjoy some traditional shopping at the famous cobbled High Street. You can also visit some places which will remind you of the past history of Hamble by heading towards the Commemorative plaques records of Hamble’s contribution to the D-Day landings during the Second World War which illustrations of how the river was busy in 1346, at the height of the Hundred Years War.
In Hamble, there is a wealth of history in every corner you will visit, like the street of Rope Walk which belies its history of hemp-based marine rope-making. By necessity ropes of 120 fathoms (720 feet) were made here, long and narrow enough to reach Hamble Manor House which was once owned by infamous East End gangsters, the Krays. There are also a large number of restaurants and pub in the villages and in each of the 3 marinas in the area. From the Hamble Point Marina, you will have some splendid views across the river to sit and watch, for instance, the magnificent cruise liners visiting Southampton. Hamble is a renowned yacht charter destination in the United Kingdom, and has some excellent marinas which provide all the services needed. The Hamble Point Marina is located at the mouth of the River Hamble and offers easy access to the Southampton Water and Solent. The marina is considered as an ideal starting point for most sailors as it offers a large variety of choice to reach numerous destinations: to the East and the West of Solent, the South Coast, the Isle of Wight, France and the Channel islands. During your yacht charter trip in Hamble, you may choose to sail towards the beautiful River Beaulieu, where you can moor your yacht at Bucklers Hard and maybe take a lunch at the Master Builder’s House Hotel. Sailing further to the West, you will reach Lymington with its beautiful cobbled streets and numerous restaurants and pubs. You will also reach Poole which is a picturesque town Quay and offers the most famous fish restaurants in the area. You can also continue towards Weymouth, Dartmouth and Salcombe.
From the Hamble Point Marina, you can also sail towards the eastern direction where the historic Portsmouth lies. From the town, you will have the opportunity to visit the Royal Navy and there are also a large number of maritime museums which offers a large collection of old ships. You will find berth at the new built Gunwharf Quay, where you can seize the occasion to enjoy some exciting shopping and there is also an entertainment centre nearby. Alternatively, you can also head towards the Port of Solent which is also worth a visit. Continuing your sailing to the East, you will reach the beautiful Chichester Harbor known for its scenic views. From Hamble, if you choose the southern direction, you will reach the beautiful Isle of Wight, and Cowes is within easy reach. You will have the opportunity to visit Cowes which is the Mecca for sailing in the United Kingdom. You can seize the occasion and visit Newtown Creek where you can swim or have a barbecue shore. Yacht charterers can also sail further afield towards the French coast ports of Normandy or the Brittany. Cherbourg is an interesting yacht charter destination to have a break. The French coasts are dotted with numerous quaint ports and some excellent restaurants; the most populous are St Vaast, Honfleur and Carentan. You can also sail further towards the Channel Islands which are also worth a cruise in themselves