Solent Ports & Harbours

This section introduces the reader to the wonderful diversity of harbours, ports, and rivers to be found around the Solent.

Credit: Peter Mumford - Beken of Cowes

The Solent has many harbours ranging from quaint creeks to some of the busiest ports in the world. Whether you want to have a relaxing cruise or a challenging race the Solent has got it all.

There are plenty of bays and rivers to explore where you can drop your anchor for lunch and maybe take a swim, or if it's the exhilaration of racing you are after, then why not take part in one of the hundreds of sailing regattas offered here during the season, and in fact over the winter too if you are the hardy type!

If you're after some retail therapy, or fancy a night out, there is something for everyone; the Solent plays host to some of the best restaurants in the UK offering fresh, local produce.

We hope you enjoy browsing through our guides to some of the most popular destinations in the Solent - and that your stay here is a memorable one.

Distance Table 2012.