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Chichester & Hayling Island

Chichester Festival Theatre
A flagship theatre with an international reputation for producing work of the highest quality, ranging from large-scale musicals to high-class dramas.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
A truly memorable family day out where you will find historic ships such as HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and Henry VIII’s one true love, the Mary Rose.

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The Barbican & Sutton Harbour
The heart of the city’s heritage with plenty of historic buildings, monuments and fine restaurants to explore.

The National Marine Aquarium
The largest public aquarium in the UK with awe-inspiring exhibits and unusual marine animals from near and far.

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Thorpe Park
A short stroll from the marina, Thorpe Park is one of Europe’s leading leisure and theme parks, with entertainment for all ages.

Great Cockcrow Railway
This fantastic miniature railway is one of the most extensive realistically operated of its kind in the country.

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Southampton Football Club
Home to ‘The Saints’, a well established top half Premier League team.

Oxford Street
Always busy with people enjoying the best of Southampton’s fine dining and nightlife.

A shoppers paradise containing over 150 major retail outlets.

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Brixham and Dartmouth

Brixham is at the southern end of Torbay, across the sheltered bay from Torquay, and is a fishing port. Brixham is home to one of England and Wales most successful fishing fleets and regularly lands more value than any UK port outside of Scotland. The town is hilly, and built around the harbour which remains in use as a dock for fishing trawlers; in addition, it has a focal tourist attraction in the replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship the Golden Hind that is permanently moored there.

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Kent and the River Medway

The Historic Dockyard Chatham
A leading maritime heritage destination and the world’s most complete dockyard from the ‘age of sail’.

Dickens World
Join your tour guide on a 90-minute journey of discovery back in time to Victorian England, the setting for Charles Dickens’ novels and short stories.

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Brixham and Torbay

The Golden Hind
A full-sized replica of one of the most iconic ships from the 16th century, a feature of picturesque Brixham Harbour for over fifty years.

Shoalstone Pool
Brixham’s outdoor seawater swimming pool is one of only a few left in the country, with large open areas to relax and enjoy the sun.

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London and the River Thames

Windsor Castle
The world’s oldest and largest occupied castle, with royal history dating back a thousand years.

Royal Windsor Racecourse
In the heart of the Berkshire countryside, featuring not just racing but rock concerts, antiques and collectibles fairs, and more.

Welcome to Freedom Berthing

One Berth, 100 Holidays

Sipping your morning coffee on deck in Torquay Harbour before setting out to explore more of the English Riviera. Enjoying a glass of wine as the sun sets in Sant Carles after a fabulous day’s cruising the Catalan coast. Watching the moonrise over Port Médoc as you settle down to sleep under the stars. With complimentary stays at over 100 marinas* these are just some ideas for your next adventure.

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"Sparkes Marina is ideally located in fantastic sailing grounds, with great facilities, and friendly helpful staff. It’s great on a summer’s day or on a crisp winter morning: whether watching the wild geese, or enjoying a lager outside the Piranha Bar as the sun sets, it’s a fine place to be. As it is just an hour and a half from our home, we try to use our boat every weekend - there’s nothing better, than on a frosty day, exploring Chichester Harbour, or in summer, a sunny cruise down the Solent, and of course the Marina is accessible at any stage of the tide.

What’s great is there’s a wide range of excellent marine businesses onsite, very useful. There’s Wi-Fi, and the Freedom Berthing discounts offer considerable savings on a range of services too."

Cobb's Quay Marina
Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset
(01202) 674299


Cobb's Quay Marina

Lat: 50°43.30’N  |  Long: 2°00.10’W

The postcode for your Sat Nav is BH15 4EL.

On approaching Poole, follow signs to Hamworthy. Once in Hamworthy, Cobb’s Quay Marina is clearly signposted and is accessed via Woodlands Avenue. 

There are fast Inter-City rail links from London to Poole Station; the marina is only a short taxi ride away. Use the National Rail Enquiries website to plan your journey.

Enter Poole Harbour by the main Swash Channel from Poole Bar buoy; or from the east via the shallower East Looe Channel. Go up-harbour via the North Channel or Middle Ship Channel. Pass Poole Quay and transit the lifting bridge (see video link below for full guide). Follow the buoyed channel to the marina. Call on VHF Ch 80 or by mobile for a vacant berth.

Click here for a pilotage guide video of Poole Harbour.

Click here for a guide to passing through the Poole lifting bridges.

Click here for pilotage by water