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The Beaulieu River and marina are currently closed to visiting vessels, please read our Covid-19 statement below.


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Take a deep breath… and relax. Welcome to one of the most peaceful rivers on the south coast.

Marina Redevelopment Winter 2019-2020

We’re excited to announce our plans for a major £2m redevelopment of the Buckler’s Hard Yacht Habour, extending the marina while preserving the unique character which makes it so special. To minimise disruption, the works have been scheduled to take place over the winters of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Please note we will have limited visitor availability during the first stage of works.

13 May 2020: Our marina reconfiguration works, which have been delayed by the Government shutdown, are now being completed and therefore we remain closed for the time being to visiting vessels. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the marina and river as soon as the works are completed and it is safe to do so.

One of the few privately owned rivers in the world, the Beaulieu River has been carefully conserved by the Montagu family for over four centuries. The result is an unspoilt haven which benefits from modern facilities and a personal touch.

Whether you want to enjoy a quiet mooring or go ashore for a range of land based activities, the Beaulieu River has something for everyone. Visit us for the day, overnight or even longer.

Why visit the Beaulieu River?

The Beaulieu River is a great place to contemplate. It’s my special place where I feel completely chilled. Sir Keith Mills GBE DL

Stay overnight from only £10

Visitor Buoy on the Beaulieu River

Enjoy open views of the Solent on one of our visitor buoys (moorings 1 – 8) for only £10 per night, up to a max of 7 nights.

Located just ten minutes from the entrance, moorings 1 – 8 offer a cheaper alternative to our marina and can accommodate vessels up to 40ft. They have a white pick up buoy and are marked with a green V.

Please note this offer does not entitle you to use of the marina facilities.

Visiting rates

For visiting yachts, per vessel, per night, subject to availability. 

23 September 2019 – 31 March 2020
River Location  Overnight* Short Stay**
River† £2.00/metre £1.00/metre
Visitor Buoys (up to 40ft)‡ £10/night (max 7 nights) £8.00
1 April – 30 September 2020
River Location  Overnight* Short Stay**
River (upstream of Needs Ore) £2.25/metre £1.00/metre
Visitor Buoys (up to 40ft)§ £10/night (max 7 nights) £8.00

*applies after 15:30. We kindly request overnight visitors vacate their mooring/berth by midday.

**A short stay is from 12:00 – 15:30.

†Swinging moorings are marked with a yellow V and have a yellow pick up buoy.

‡Visitor buoys (moorings 1 – 8) are marked with a green V and have a white pick up buoy. Does not include use of the marina facilities.

Prices include VAT at the current rate.  Prices may vary if there is a change in the standard rate of VAT. 

Get a visitor mooring quote

Other services

Service  Price
Electric £3/night
Slipway: launch & recovery £2/metre
Canoe/kayak launch £5/vessel
Car parking £5/day
Scrubbing grid** First tide: £25  Subsequent tides: £19.50

**Bookable via the Harbour Master’s Office.

Please note that no anchoring is allowed in the Beaulieu River.

Prices include VAT at the current rate.  Prices may vary if there is a change in the standard rate of VAT.

Booking your visit

Overnight visits

Visitor swinging mooring on the Beaulieu River

Walk ashore berths can be reserved in advance for overnight visitors and we recommend booking ahead, particularly during the busy summer season. 

Mid-stream moorings and pontoons cannot be reserved, and are available on a first come, first served basis. You may be offered a mid-stream visitor pontoon or please pick up a vacant swinging mooring displaying a ‘V’, but remember a dinghy will be required to get ashore.

Try out our boat mooring quote tool and contact form below, call us on 01590 616200 or email us on harbour.office@beaulieu.co.uk.

Short stay visits

Short stays work on a first come, first served basis and are available from 12:00 until 15:30. We’re unable to take advance bookings. Please call us on VHF channel 68 Beaulieu River Radio as you approach the marina.

What should I do upon arrival?

Beaulieu River team member using Harbour Assist technology

Visitors are welcome to enter the marina at any time, day or night. Please report to the Harbour Master’s Office within 24 hours of arriving inside the limits of the river. 

The Harbour Master’s Office can be contacted via VHF channel 68 Beaulieu River Radio or via telephone 01590 616200.

Receive 10% off visitor berthings with FlexiSail

We are pleased to be working with FlexiSail, a Hampshire based boat share membership organisation, as one of their Loyalty Partners. Simply present your loyalty card to receive 10% off overnight visitor berthing*. 

*Overnight stays on walk-ashore berths only. Excludes electric, midstream pontoons & swinging moorings. Subject to availability.

Download the Tide Times & Information Booklet

The Beaulieu River Tide Times & Information Booklet is your essential guide to the Beaulieu River and Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour. Take a look below or download a copy.

Interested in staying longer?

Find out about our annual moorings & berths and our temporary moorings

Boat mooring quote

Please note marina berths are unavailable during phase 1 of our marina redevelopment. Swinging moorings will be available throughout this time.

(Short Stay: maximum of 4 hours.)

All prices include VAT and are subject to change without prior notice.

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