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General

If you’re still saving up for your own yacht (us too), amble along to Hamble for the next best thing: a nautical break at the immaculate Riverside Holidays, set in green fields overlooking one of three marinas in an area teeming with international yacht folk, and by the River Hamble for a spot of sailing, fishing or riverside walks.

Riverside Holidays is family-owned and run, and you’ll get a shipshape welcome from the friendly team who’ll do their best to make sure everything during your stay is plain sailing; there are resident wardens on site too to keep things steaming along smoothly.

As well as the spotless facilities and amenable staff, the location of Riverside is also above board: it’s on the edge of the pretty Hampshire village of Hamble, where you can indulge in some boat and yacht spotting from the café overlooking the harbour, and is only two minutes from the marina with its bar, restaurant and conservatory and sundeck overlooking the river. Pitches are available for tents, tourers and motorhomes.

When cruising off site, the Riverside reception has plenty of info on what to see and do in the area; you can hire a bike at the park too to get around a little bit faster than on foot.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Satchell Lane Hamble, Hampshire, England, SO31 4HR
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8685°N 1.3150°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Southampton: Town Quay Coach Stop — 4.3 miles
Southampton: Cruise Terminal Coach Stop — 4.4 miles
Southampton: Coach Station Harbour Parade — 4.9 miles
Train stations
Hamble Rail Station — 0.7 miles
Bursledon Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Netley Rail Station — 1.3 miles
Ferry ports
Hamble-le-Rice Ferry Landing — 0.7 miles
Warsash Ferry Landing — 1.0 miles
Hythe (Hants) Ferry Terminal — 3.7 miles
Airports
Southampton Airport — 6.0 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 23.5 miles

Directions


Leave the M27 at Junction 8 and follow the signs for Hamble village taking the B3397, passing the Tesco superstore on your left-hand side. Continue on this road over the two mini roundabouts and straight through the set of traffic lights until you come to the Hound Road roundabout. Travel straight over this roundabout and immediately after it take a left into Satchell Lane, signposted Riverside Holidays and Mercury Yacht Harbour.

Follow Satchell Lane until you see the turning on your left for Mercury Marina and Riverside. Riverside is clearly signposted and is on the right-hand side. Our lodge style reception building is at the entrance to the park.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Hamble is around 15 minutes’ walk away from Riverside: as well as being one of the leading yachting centres in the country there are boat trips, waterside restaurants serving mouth-watering Hampshire produce, cobbled streets and the annual regatta Hamble Week in summer. Netley’s Royal Victoria Country Park and Burlesdon’s Manor Farm Country Park are both nearby for woodland and riverside walks.

Burlesdon Windmill and the Burlesdon Brickworks Museum are a few miles outside the village, and there are over 4000 subterranean exhibits to see at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in nearby Gosport.

The Hamble Valley, stretching along the Solent and Hamble rivers between Portsmouth, Winchester and Southampton, has walking trails of all lengths. The 15-mile Strawberry Trail takes in Hamble and Burlesdon villages and for more bracing types there’s the 60-mile coastal trail the Solent Way which passes through the Hamble Valley. More faint-hearted souls can amble from Hamble to Hill Head along part of the route, or take the simple 4.5-mile stroll of the Hamble Rail Trail.

City sightseers can catch a bus at Hamble to Southampton, Hampshire’s biggest city and with stacks of green spaces and parks: Southampton Common has festivals and fairs and circuses in the summer, as well as the Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre with wildlife garden and café. The city also has the longest surviving section of medieval walls in England, with an archaeology museum, God’s House Tower, set in one of the tower walls; there’s the Solent Sky Museum for aerial enthusiasts and the Southampton Maritime Museum for nautical ones, as well as the Titanic Museum and Titanic Trail around the city. Stay on into evening to explore the Ocean Village and Town Quay areas, or go clubbing or fluttering at Leisure World with its night clubs, casino and bingo.

There’s more old city sightseeing in historic Portsmouth and Winchester, both within driving distance of Riverside; get the kids giggling at the laughing kookaburras of Marwell Wildlife in Winchester and let them scramble around the HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. They’ll also squeak to go to Peppa Pig World in Hampshire’s Paultons Park, and to splash around at The Rapids leisure centre at Romsey.

Must see

  • Southampton Maritime Museum (4.4 miles)
  • Beaulieu National Motor Museum (6.8 miles)
  • Osborne House (8.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Newtown Old Town Hall (11.3 miles)
  • Winchester City Mill (13.3 miles)

Cycle routes

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Additional terms

Admission to the park implies a commitment to uphold the internal rules of the park.

Tents or caravans should be placed only as directed by the staff and may be transferred to other pitches, if the staff think it is necessary to maintain the condition of the pitches.

Musical instruments, audio equipment and similar appliances should be used considerately during the day and not after 10pm at night.

Between the hours of 10pm and 7am absolute quiet should be observed.

Dogs and other pets are welcome in the touring/camping area only, and are not permitted in any of the buildings, must be kept on leads at all times and must be exercised off the park.

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