Hamble Marina

Hamble Le Rice

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Hamble (le-Rice) on the outskirts of Southampton, lies along the River Hamble and is a quaint, picturesque village, boasting stunning views, period cottages, pretty walks and thriving wildlife. 

Formerly used as an aircraft training centre during the Second World War, Hamble is now a yachting Mecca, drawing in people from around the world for races, events and celebrations. After Cowes on the Isle of Wight, it is seen as one of the most important yachting destinations in the UK. It also featured in the TV series Howards' Way.

During the summer months you will find the village bustling with people enjoying the fine selection of local pubs and restaurants. For a small village, there is a great selection of eateries which specialise in locally produced food, ale and specialist rum. Year round, people travel to eat in the village and it has fast become an alternative to city centre dining. From Thai and Italian cuisine to bistro and traditional pub fare, there is plenty of choice for visitors.  

There is a ferry which operates daily from the village to neighbouring Warsash, allowing people to easily cross between these two locations. Warsash is also an important maritime location. It is home to Southampton Solent University's 'Maritime Academy' providing training for merchant seamen, a sailing club, restaurants, pubs and shops.

Nearby attractions to Hamble include Manor Farm Country Park, Netley Abbey and Royal Victoria Country Park which are a short drive away.