England

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England




"England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to its west and Scotland to its north. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Paleolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world. The English language, the Anglican Church, and English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world – developed in England, and the country's parliamentary system of government has been widely adopted by other nations. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world's first industrialised nation.England's terrain is chiefly low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there is upland and mountainous terrain in the north (for example, the Lake District and Pennines) and in the west (for example, Dartmoor and the Shropshire Hills). The capital is London, which has the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and, prior to Brexit, the European Union. England's population of over 55 million comprises 84% of the population of the United Kingdom, largely concentrated around London, the South East, and conurbations in the Midlands, the North West, the North East, and Yorkshire, which each developed as major industrial regions during the 19th century.The Kingdom of England – which after 1535 included Wales – ceased being a separate sovereign state on 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union the previous year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland (through another Act of Union) to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland." Wikipedia






Latest Reviews

Nomad Sailing
4.4

Joe and Lou from Normad were great to deal with. Always available. We had a small issue with our boat but Joe was readily available to help. Thanks Joe and Lou, we had a great week on our boat.

Keyhaven Lake
4.2

Windy and exposed to strong tides with a ledge quickly dropping from 15 to 0m depth at low tide. We anchored briefly for lunch watching the plethora of yachts battling downwind against the tide and others shooting past on close haul.

Lymington Yacht Haven Marina
4.2

A buzzing hive of activity with many dingy’s in and out alongside the large ferries and numerous fishing boats and yachts. 15 min walk to town.

Berthon Lymington Marina
3.8

A compact marina in a narrow channel shared with large ferries. Large hard standing area. 10 min walk into pretty town centre. Marina itself a little commercial and distinct aroma of diesel.

Lymington Marina
3.8

A friendly welcome but pricy and limited availability meant we were displaced down river to Dan Brown pontoon to later learn that there were no facilities due to Covid. But we could walk up to Town Quay facilities (20min). Town quay security non existant but Dan Brown ok. Pretty town.

Studland
4.6

Studland bay, or otherwise known as Old Harry Rocks, was a lovely place to drop anchor for the night. Very very pretty with the white rocks and green rolling hills. A great night stay.

Studland
4.4

A great anchorage with beautiful views of chalk cliffs and green hills. Irritating jet skis and small power boats early evening but start to disappear as the sun starts to set. Good holding in a consistent 3m over sand. Didn’t venture ashore but pub is supposed to be great. We have line caught mackerel on board for dinner. Nom nom.

Weymouth Marina
3.7

Sailing into Weymouth is a treat. In Weymouth harbour we were treated to watching some military ocean training with large destroyers going up and down. We then sailed up the mouth to the entrance of the marina and it’s just so pretty with all the old, multi coloured buildings. It was buzzing. The marina itself is great, and well equipped. The local are very friendly. There are quite a few homeless around and some local yobs make it a little less inviting, so lock your boat up securely.

Weymouth Bay
4.2

A large and pleasant wide bay with five cruise liners moored up. A large military navy destroyer running around up and down preparing for an exercise in the nearby firing range. Good holding on sand.





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Top facilities

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Sunsail Yacht Charter
1 . Sunsail Yacht Charter
4.1

Sunsail have been at the forefront of sailing vacations for over forty years. Since our very first Flotilla set sail from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf in 1974, we've expanded to destinations across t...

Nomad Sailing
2 . Nomad Sailing
3.5

Nomad Sailing have two matched Jeanneau Sunfast 37 yachts available for charter - Nomad 1 and Menai III. Both yachts are fully equipped, well maintained and clean. The yachts are located at Gospor...

Cornish Cruising
3 . Cornish Cruising
2.5

Based in one of the largest natural harbours in the world, Cornish Cruising is uniquely placed to offer fantastic sailing holidays with our yacht charter or to improve your knowledge and safety wit...

Solent yacht Charter
4 . Solent yacht Charter
2.5

Solent Yacht charter offer a variety of craft for bareboat charter, including sailing yachts from 36 to 50 foot, or high speed motorboats and RIBs. All boats are comprehensively equipped and compl...

Hamble Point Yacht Charters
5 . Hamble Point Yacht Charters
2.5

In addition to yacht charter – both bareboat and skippered – and corporate sailing events, we offer private sail training and scheduled sailing courses as well as organising numerous events thr...

Dream Yacht Charter
6 . Dream Yacht Charter
2.5

When Loic Bonnet started dream Yacht Charter in the Seychelles in 2001 it was with only 6 yachts. Through Mr. Bonnet's dynamic leadership the company has grown and expanded to locations throughout ...

Yachtforce Yacht Charter
7 . Yachtforce Yacht Charter
2.5

We are based on the South coast of the UK with both bare boat and skipper yacht charter, private yacht tuition and yacht sailing events mainly from our base at Mercury Yacht Harbour on the Hamble r...

Charter Haus
8 . Charter Haus
2.5

We offer a fantastic range of racing programs many of which are unique in the sailing world. Working closely with Sailing Logic Racing and Atlantic Charters Racing in Gibraltar, our philosophy is t...

Fairview Sailing
9 . Fairview Sailing
2.5

Fairview Sailing is the Solent’s premier yacht charter company for over 30 years, starting with one yacht in 1988. Fairview Sailing now has a fleet of 30+ yachts including a matched fleet of 18 B...

PROMOCEAN YACHT CHARTER
10 . PROMOCEAN YACHT CHARTER
2.5

Gareth Williams started sailing at 6 years old when he sailed onboard Ocean Spirit the 1st ever Ocean 71 and at the time the largest GRP yacht in the world to Cape Town from Malta with Sir Peter...

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Top Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Haslar Marina
1 . Haslar Marina
3.8

The friendly atmosphere at Haslar Marina is supported by the active Haslar Yacht Club, helpful on-site businesses and bars, and the can-do approach of our staff. Some of our berth holders have been...

Yarmouth Marina
2 . Yarmouth Marina
3.8

A largish marina with good shelter and moorings and a short walk into the picturesque fishing, ferry and yachting port, widely regarded as one of the jewels of the South Coast. The deepwater harbou...

Port Hamble Marina
3 . Port Hamble Marina
3.8

Port Hamble Marina is on the River Hamble, right in the heart of the South Coast's sailing scene. With thousands of visitors every year, this busy marina is popular with racing enthusiasts and crui...

Cowes Yacht Haven Marina
4 . Cowes Yacht Haven Marina
3.8

Cowes Yacht Haven represents the heart of the sailing world in Cowes. Whether you are looking to berth your boat or entertain corporate clients in a unique setting, Cowes Yacht Haven has it all. Ce...

Folly Reach Marina
5 . Folly Reach Marina
3.7

It can take as little as 20 minutes to motor to Folly Reach from the harbour entrance. Almost halfway up the River Medina, it is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Cowes and is designated a...

Port Solent Marina
6 . Port Solent Marina
3.7

Port Solent is at the northern most point of Portsmouth Harbour some 45minutes of motoring up a dredged channel. The marina provides excellent shelter and facilities. Port Solent is a worthy recipi...

Weymouth Marina
7 . Weymouth Marina
3.7

Weymouth Marina is tucked away at the head of the harbour, with quiet, secure berths just a stroll from the beach and shops.

East Cowes Marina
8 . East Cowes Marina
3.7

With the exception of a few berths, the marina is dredged to 2m. We've happily moored Clipper round-the-world yachts, Swan 60s and even a Volvo 70. Very deep draught yachts should check clearance a...

St Katherine Docks Marina
9 . St Katherine Docks Marina
3.6

St. Katharine Docks offers great facilities in an iconic setting. As the only central London marina, visitors can enjoy the unique experience of sailing up the Thames and mooring right next to the ...

Keyhaven Lake
10 . Keyhaven Lake
3.4

A U bend behind the sandbank is shallow and all but dries in low tide but may provide anchorage for the right boat in the right condition.

Lymington Yacht Haven Marina
11 . Lymington Yacht Haven Marina
3.4

Lymington Yacht Haven has 600 berths all-tide berths, serviced with water, electricity and free Wi-Fi. Marina facilities include brand new state-of-the-art luxury washrooms and laundry faciliti...

Weymouth Bay
12 . Weymouth Bay
3.4

A large bay north of Portland and east of Weymouth providing shelter from westerlies.

Lymington Marina
13 . Lymington Marina
3.2

Lymington is one of the UK’s premier yachting centres and is located in an enviable position at the ‘gateway’ to the western Solent making it a popular destination for sailors, power boaters ...

Berthon Lymington Marina
14 . Berthon Lymington Marina
3.2

One of the first yacht marinas to be built in the UK, Lymington Marina offers 280 deepwater, well-protected Lymington River berths for yachts up to 45m (150ft) LOA in the Georgian town of Lymington...

Gunwharf Quay Marina
15 . Gunwharf Quay Marina
3.1

Fantastically located at the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour, beneath the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays Marina offers immediate access to the Solent and some of the best sailing and c...

Noss Marina
16 . Noss Marina
3.1

Set on the sunny eastern bank of the River Dart, in a secluded area of outstanding natural beauty and just minutes from Dartmouth, Noss on Dart Marina offers easy access to some of the most beautif...

The Shipyard Harbour
17 . The Shipyard Harbour
3.0

The Shipyard Littlehampton provides deep water pontoon moorings only a few hundred yards from the harbour entrance on the river Arun.

Trinity Landing Harbour
18 . Trinity Landing Harbour
2.5

Trinity Landing is located just inside the entrance to Cowes Harbour and provides walk-ashore access to the heart of Cowes. It is often used as a landing point for visiting vessels.

Cowes Roads Swinging Moorings Harbour
19 . Cowes Roads Swinging Moorings Harbour
2.5

Two rows of heavy duty yellow swinging moorings are laid, one to the west of the harbour entrance between Egypt Point and the Royal Yacht Squadron, providing deep water moorings for vessels up to 2...

Shepards Wharf Marina
20 . Shepards Wharf Marina
2.5

Short-term and overnight berthing managed and run by friendly staff who know and love their local area and whose mission is to help you draw the best from your boating experiences. Wide water acces...

Town Quay  Harbour
21 . Town Quay Harbour
2.5

Adjacent to the Red Jet terminal and in front of the Cowes Harbour Office providing easy, walk-ashore access direct to Cowes High Street. Vessels of up to 7m in length are permitted to use the pont...

Whitegates Pontoons Harbour
22 . Whitegates Pontoons Harbour
2.5

Visitor moorings just past the Chain Ferry on the port side. You will need to use the water taxis or your dinghy to get ashore. These moorings are quiet and ideal for craft wishing to stay overnigh...

Island Marina
23 . Island Marina
2.5

Island Harbour is set in a beautiful and secluded valley and offers easy access to Newport, Osborne House and (just once a year) the site of the Isle of Wight Festival. The marina offers over 200 b...

Gosport Marina
24 . Gosport Marina
2.5

Just 500m from the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour, Gosport Marina offers immediate access to the Solent and with it the opportunity to experience all the delights of boating on the South Coast. A wort...

Endeavour Quay Harbour
25 . Endeavour Quay Harbour
2.5

A small quay home to yacht builders offers repair facilities.

Royal Clarence Marina
26 . Royal Clarence Marina
2.5

Once the Royal Navy Victualling Yard, Royal Clarence is a deep water marina of 145 berths, accessible at all states of the tide. Its fantastic sheltered position, close to the mouth of Portsmouth h...

Southsea Marina
27 . Southsea Marina
2.5

Nestling on the Eastney Peninsula, in the quieter reaches of Langstone Harbour, Southsea Marina is perfectly located for exploring the delights of the Solent. A friendly, working marina, ideal for ...

Hamble Point Marina
28 . Hamble Point Marina
2.5

Hamble Point Marina is hard to beat for its location alone, right at the mouth of the River Hamble with easy access to the world famous waters of the Solent. This makes the marina a magnet for comp...

Swanwick Marina
29 . Swanwick Marina
2.5

Set in the quiet upper reaches of the Hamble River, Swanwick Marina offers 24-hour access to the cruising grounds of the Solent. Nearby, the delightful waterside villages of Bursledon, Hamble and W...

Universal Marina
30 . Universal Marina
2.5

Universal Marina is an independent, family operated marina on the Hamble, just 20 minutes from the river mouth and only 5 minutes drive from the main access roads to the river. Set in 68 acres of t...

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Top Towns

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Cowes
1 . Cowes
(Isle of Wight )
4.1

Cowes is a very popular sailing destination on the Isle of Wight home to round the island race.

Hamble
2 . Hamble
(England )
4.1

Hamble-le-Rice is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Eastleigh in Hampshire, UK. It is best known for being an aircraft training centre during the Second World War and is a popular yachti...

Weymouth
3 . Weymouth
(England )
4.1

Situated on the mouth of the river Wey this pretty east facing town is on the southern coast of England.

Cosham
4 . Cosham
(England )
3.9

Cobham is an inland town at the North Western end of Portsmouth Harbour.

Gosport
5 . Gosport
(England )
3.8

Gosport is a Borough town in the South Hampshire conurbation, on the south coast of Hampshire in southern England. The 2011 Census recorded its population as 82,622.Wikipedia

Studland
6 . Studland
(England )
3.8

A small town on the southern coast of England south of Poole with a large east facing bay.

Torquay
7 . Torquay
(England )
3.8

A large town in Devon built around a natural peninsula on the southern coast of England.

Yarmouth
8 . Yarmouth
(Isle of Wight )
3.8

A large an characteristic town on the north western coast of the Isle of Wight overlooking Lymington.

Portsmouth
9 . Portsmouth
(England )
3.8

Portsmouth is the second largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England. The local authority, Portsmouth City Council was given unitary authority district status i...

Dartmouth
10 . Dartmouth
(England )
3.8

A busy town and harbour on the River Dart.

East Cowes
11 . East Cowes
(Isle of Wight )
3.7

Cowes is an English seaport town and civil parish on the Isle of Wight. Cowes is located on the west bank of the estuary of the River Medina, facing the smaller town of East Cowes on the east bank....

Salcombe
12 . Salcombe
(England )
3.7

A leafy town and busy natural harbour on the Kingsbridge estuary.

Outer Hope
13 . Outer Hope
(England )
3.7

A small west facing village on the southern coast of England.

Newton Ferrers
14 . Newton Ferrers
(England )
3.7

A large town on the tidal River Yealm and a safe harbour a short distance up from the rocky southern coast.

London
15 . London
(England )
3.6

The centre of London (City of London) is home to business, culture and history.

Lymington
16 . Lymington
(England )
3.6

Lymington is a large town west of Southampton overlooking Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.

East Wittering
17 . East Wittering
(England )
3.6

A town on the Southern coast of England adjoining Bracklesham.

Swanage
18 . Swanage
(England )
3.1

A large east facing town on the south coast of England south of Poole and Studland Bay.

Littlehampton
19 . Littlehampton
(England )
3.0

The river Arun runs through Littlehampton and is home to the Arun Yacht Club and a local Harbour on the town side not far from the train station.

Kingsbridge
20 . Kingsbridge
(England )
2.7

At the head of the Kingsbridge Estuary north of Salcombe.

Rochester
21 . Rochester
(England )
2.7

Rochester is an old historic town in the south east of England set back from the sea but accessed by the Rover Medway.

Lytham St Annes
22 . Lytham St Annes
(England )
2.5

Lytham St Annes is a conurbation in the Fylde district of Lancashire, England. The neighbouring towns of Lytham and St. Annes-on-the-Sea have grown together and now form a seaside resort. Wikipedia

Ryde
23 . Ryde
(Isle of Wight )
2.5

Ryde is a seaside town on the northern coast of the Isle of Wight with an unusual long pier for a ferry terminal that has a train running long it. Home to a small local harbour.

Portchester
24 . Portchester
(England )
2.5

A small inland town at the Northern end of Portsmouth Harbour.

Bristol
25 . Bristol
(England )
2.5

Bristol is an inland city linked to the Sea by the River Avon. Bristol has a 19th century harbour that now contains restaurants and shops.

Newquay
26 . Newquay
(England )
2.5

Newquay is a popular tourist town on the north coast of Cornwall.

Bournemouth
27 . Bournemouth
(England )
2.5

Bournemouth is a seaside resort on the southern coast of England.

Plymouth
28 . Plymouth
(England )
2.5

Plymouth is a costal city on the south coast of Devon, England.

Datchet
29 . Datchet
(England )
2.5

Village in Berkshire near Windsor and Slough.

Lee-on-the-Solent
30 . Lee-on-the-Solent
(England )
2.5

A small coast town west of Portsmouth overlooking the Isle of Wight.

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