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


We are open again!

Phase 1 of our marina redevelopment is now complete, and we have reopened to visiting vessels. Our new visitor berths on the South Visitor Pontoons offer convenient walk ashore positions, electricity and water supply.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable stay for visitors, and our permanent boat owners, we are limiting the number of visiting vessels per night and have introduced a new procedure for pre-booking your stay. Whilst Covid-19 remains prevalent and we are midway through our marina redevelopment, we will not be able to accept speculative overnight visitor bookings.

Due to high popularity with annual mooring holders, the Visitor North area and moorings upstream of the marina are not available to visitors this season. The mid-river pontoon has been removed as part of phase 1 of our marina redevelopment.


Keeping You Safe

We appreciate how important it is for you to have a safe and enjoyable visit and are taking extra steps to keep you and our team safe. Learn about the safety measures we’ve put in place.

Local facility updates

Many local facilities are starting to re-open, but some remain closed or are operating with reduced operating hours – check out our local facility updates.


Visitor boat mooring on the Beaulieu River

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 a peaceful getaway or an action-packed adventure, 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

A visiting vessel 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. They are marked with a green V 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. 

From 4th July 2020
River Location  Overnight* Short Stay**
Marina £4.00/metre £2.00/metre
 River (upstream of Needs Ore)† £2.25/metre £1.00/metre
Visitor Buoys (up to 40ft)‡ £10/night (max 7 nights) £8.00
Anchorage§ £10/night £8.00
From 1 November 2020 
River Location  Overnight* Short Stay**
Marina CLOSED FOR REDEVELOPMENT
River (upstream of Needs Ore)† £2.00/metre £1.00/metre
Visitor Buoys (up to 40ft)‡ £10/night (max 7 nights) £8.00
Anchorage§ £10/night £8.00

*applies from midday. We kindly request overnight visitors to vacate their mooring/berth by midday.

**A short stay is a four hour period between 11:00 – 18:00.

†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.

§ To protect the sensitive habitats of the river, anchoring is only permitted between piles 20 and 22. 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
Slipway: launch & recovery less than 4 metres* £10 per vessel (includes parking for 1 car)
Slipway: launch & recovery more than 4 metres* £25 per vessel (includes parking for 1 car)
Car parking* £5/day
Scrubbing grid** First tide: £25  Subsequent tides: £19.50

* Must be pre-booked via the online booking system, or added to your overnight stay booking.

**Bookable via the Marina & Boatyard Reception.

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


Map of marina berths

Our new visitor berths on the South Visitor Pontoons offer convenient walk ashore positions, electricity and water supply. Due to high popularity with annual mooring holders, the Visitor North area and moorings upstream of the marina are not available to visitors this season. 

You may also be interested in our map of marina facilities.

Map of marina berths at Buckler's Hard Yacht Harbour on the Beaulieu River


Booking your visit

Overnight visits

Visitor swinging mooring on the Beaulieu River

All overnight visits in the marina must be pre-booked and paid for in advance. Please note the Visitor North area is not open to visitors this season.

We may have limited on-the-day availability for river moorings. These will be available on a first come first served basis. Remember a dinghy will be required to get ashore as we are currently not able to run the water taxi service.

To book your overnight stay, please complete the visitor enquiry form and the team will call you back to confirm the booking and take payment.

The visitor buoys can be picked up and paid for by telephone on arrival.

Short stay visits

Short stays are available for a four hour period, between the hours of 11:00 and 18:00. Alternatively, you are welcome to call us on VHF channel 68 Beaulieu River Radio as you enter the river to check availability. If a larger vessel would like to guarantee a short stay, a premium booking can be made in advance for £3/metre via the Harbour Office.

International visitors

If you are an international visitor arriving from outside the UK, please ensure you have completed the Passenger Locator Form and can provide evidence of this. Visitors who arrive from a country that is not on the travel corridor list (or have travelled through a country that is not on that list) must self-isolate for 14 days. Please contact us prior to arriving.

What should I do upon arrival?

Beaulieu River team member using Harbour Assist technology

We ask pre-booked visitors to announce their approach to the marina via VHF channel 68, Beaulieu River Radio. One of the dockmasters will direct you to your visitor berth on the South Visitor Pontoons.

 


Refund policy

Credit notes will only be given in the event of extreme weather and at the discretion of the Harbour Master, provided a minimum of 24 hours notice of cancellation has been given. These will be held on the account for future visits.


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 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 all stays in the marina must be pre-booked and paid for in advance. River moorings are available on a first come first served basis and cannot be pre-booked.

(Short Stay: maximum of 4 hours.)
Total:
£0.00

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

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