Set in the beauty of a natural harbour and picturesque countryside lies Chichester Marina; the UK’s second largest marina, and an ideal yachting destination. But don’t let its size deceive you – the marina and its harbour have long been a popular yachting destination because of its easy cruising grounds and natural beauty.
Located at the end of the old Chichester canal and opening out onto Chichester Harbour, this boaters’ paradise offers more than seventeen miles of amazing channels to explore and is arguably one of the South Coast’s best kept secrets. Family friendly and ideal for boaters of all abilities, the harbour and the marina within it is perfect for nature and bird watching, walking the countryside, or just quietly watching the world go by in peace.
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With tranquil creeks up to Bosham, Itchenor and Dell Quay, Chichester Marina makes a wonderful starting point for a weekend’s exploration and offers everything a boater could wish for. From the alluring sandy beaches of West Wittering and East Head where you can bask in the sun on a summer’s day, to secluded anchorages that offer shelter from the wind.
The harbour itself is dotted with picturesque villages and enchanting hamlets to visit on foot or by yacht. Popular with visitors and locals alike, an assortment of waterside inns await. Sit back and take in the fine view of dinghies sailing in the harbour or head inland to enjoy the theatre, dining and socialising at its best in the historic City of Chichester. Back on the marina… As you would expect from a large marina like Chichester, the facilities are plentiful and these include luxurious new shower and toilet blocks, a launderette, 24-hour security and dedicated customer car parks. The marina also boasts a bar/restaurant, an active Yacht Club and a well-stocked chandlery. So it is not surprising that Chichester Marina, which is owned and operated by Premier Marinas, has been awarded the Yacht Harbour Association’s Five Gold Anchors Award.
Visitor and Berthing Guide:
Telephone: 01243 512731
VHF Channel: 80
Locking: general locking procedures apply.
Handy fuel berth with fuel at cost.
Full service boatyard.