Riverside Holidays

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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.

Site type

Motorhome pitches 77
Tent pitches 23
Touring caravan pitches 20
Caravans for hire 12
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 8

Tourist board rating

Languages spoken


Bronze David Bellamy Conservation Award

Nearest sites

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities


Riverside Holidays

Satchell Lane




SO31 4HR



Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)



Route 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.

Nearest transport

4.4 mi Terminal 1
4.4 mi Terminal 1
4.4 mi Telephone House
0.6 mi Hamble Rail Station
1.1 mi Bursledon Rail Station
1.3 mi Netley Rail Station
0.7 mi Hamble-le-Rice Ferry Landing
1 mi Warsash Ferry Landing
3.7 mi Hythe (Hants) Ferry Terminal
6 mi Southampton Airport
23.5 mi Bournemouth International Airport

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.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Calshot 4.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Hillhead 5.5 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Lepe 6.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Lee-On-Solent 6.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Cowes 7 mi Sea N/A Good Good Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Southampton Maritime Museum 4.4 mi

Beaulieu National Motor Museum 6.8 mi

Osborne House 8.2 mi

Portchester Castle 9 mi

Royal Navy Submarine Museum 10.2 mi

National Trust

Newtown Old Town Hall 11.3 mi

Winchester City Mill 13.3 mi

Hinton Ampner 14 mi

Mottisfont 15.3 mi

Mottistone Manor Garden 15.8 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.



Grace Dieu 2 mi




Local events

  • Wickham Festival (Thursday 1 August 2024 – Thursday 1 August 2024)

    Fareham, Hampshire 6 mi

  • Isle of Wight Festival (Thursday 20 June 2024 – Thursday 20 June 2024)

    Newport, Isle Of Wight 11.4 mi

  • Isle of Wight Walking Festival (Saturday 11 May 2024 – Saturday 11 May 2024)

    Newport, Isle Of Wight 11.6 mi

  • New Forest and Hampshire County Show (Tuesday 30 July 2024 – Tuesday 30 July 2024)

    Brockenhurst, Hampshire 11.8 mi

  • CarFest (Friday 23 August 2024 – Friday 23 August 2024)

    Basingstoke, Hampshire 24.3 mi

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.


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    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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