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Beaulieu River > Visiting

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

Marina Redevelopment Complete

We’re delighted to announce that our marina redevelopment is now complete! New facilities include a dedicated visitor area with convenient walk ashore berths and electric, as well as upgraded WiFi. We look forward to welcoming you back to explore the new marina.

Keeping You Safe

Even with the relaxation of the Government advised Covid-safety restrictions, we will be maintaining a level of safety measures within the harbour to ensure the ongoing safety of all users and staff.

Local facility updates

Most of our local businesses and facilities are open, but some are operating differently – 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 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 1st November 2021 – 1st April 2022
River Location  Overnight* Short Stay**
Marina £3.00/metre £1.50/metre
 River (upstream of Needs Ore)† £1.50/metre £0.75/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 between 12:00 – 15:30. The overnight fee applies after 15:30.

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

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

§ To protect the sensitive habitats of the river, anchoring is only permitted between navigation 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 Visitor Pontoon South offer convenient walk ashore positions, electricity and water supply.

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

Map of Buckler's Hard Yacht Harbour berths

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.

River moorings are available on a first come first served basis. Remember a dinghy will be required to get ashore.

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 between 12:00 – 15:30. Short stays cannot be pre-booked – please call us on VHF channel 68 Beaulieu River Radio as you enter the river to check availability. Please pay by telephone on arrival. If a larger vessel (over 15m) would like to guarantee a short stay, a premium booking can be made in advance for £3/metre via the Harbour Office.

International visitors

Notice is hereby given that from 0400, 4th October 2021, new UK Government rules come into effect regarding international travel and vaccine status.

From Monday 4th October 2021, the rules for international travel to England will change from the ‘traffic light’ system to a single Red List of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world. The travel rules from countries not on the red list will depend on your vaccination status.

Please read our full guidance for visiting leisure vessels. 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 within the 2021 boating season.

Download the Tide Times & Information Booklet

Boats on Beaulieu River sail past Buckler's Hard, 3.5 Nm from the SolentThe Beaulieu River Tide Times & Information Booklet is your essential guide to the Beaulieu River and Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour.

Browse or download a copy

Interested in staying longer?

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

Boat mooring quote

Please note river moorings and short stays are available on a first come first served basis and cannot be pre-booked.

(Short Stay: maximum of 4 hours.)

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

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