• Boatyard Facilities
  • Brokerage
  • Electricity
  • Maintenance and Repairs
  • Parking
  • Recycling
  • Showers & Toilets
  • Water

Welcome to Royal Clarence Marina

Royal Clarence Marina, close to the entrance of Portsmouth Harbour in Hampshire, allows motor boats and yachts berthing with easy access to the Solent and the English Channel beyond. An ideal marina location for some coastal cruising at sensible prices.

Solent Berthing Location

Royal Clarence is situated only 10 minutes from Portsmouth Harbour entrance by sea and a short ferry trip away from Portsmouth Harbour Station and the popular Gunwharf Quays with its shops, bars, restaurants and cinema.

For every type and size of boat Royal Clarence Marina has an unmatched combination of a great location (shoreside and from the sea); pontoon marina berths of up to 18 metres (special pontoons for much bigger or deeper draft boats) and superb facilities. 

Berthing your boat in Portsmouth Harbour

Our 180 fully serviced pontoon berths in Portsmouth Harbour can accommodate boats of up to 18 metres in length and 4 metres draft and welcomes boat owners for annual berths, winter berths and summer berths as well as overnight visits. 

With a backdrop of the former Royal Navy victualing yard, Royal Clarence Marina has a traditional maritime feel with views over Portsmouth's historical dockyard and the Spinnaker Tower from across the harbour in Gosport.

South Coast marina with great facilities

Royal Clarence Marina offers safe and secure berths for your boat in one of the most sheltered deep water basins on the South Coast and all for reasonable berthing fees. The combination of accessibility, location, price, facilities and service has made Royal Clarence a popular venue for rallies and events.


Plus reciprocal free berthing with Castle's marina in Chichester Harbour Birdham Pool Marina. In effect this means the choice of two marinas for the price of one.


Arranging Your Visit To Royal Clarence Marina

If you are looking for a marina rally destination for your yacht club event or if you need a deeper or larger berth than most boats with heavier duty pontoons or if you simply want to berth your boat close to the Solent in a marina with great facilities on the South Coast why not give us a call. Our staff would be delighted to show you our facilities and explain the benefits of berthing at Royal Clarence Marina and our competitive berthing prices.

Click here to contact us for further berthing information.


Give us a call at Royal Clarence Marina on 02392 523523


To help you further when making a decision about where to berth your boat on the south coast we have below listed the points that make Royal Clarence unique and the benefits those unique points bestow

Royal Clarence Marinas unique features plus the benefits to boat owners

  • A central location in Portsmouth Harbour, at heart of the Solent and the South Coast - perfect for cruising along the south coast, over to the Isle of Wight and France
  • Easy accesibliltiy being close to Portsmouth Harbour entrance  - You can be out on open water in no time
  • 180 fully serviced pontoon berths can accommodate boats of up to 60 metres in length and 5.25 metres draft  - Whatever size your boat we can fit her in to the marina
  • Extra amenities close by at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth - Extra shops and entertainment are only a ferry away for those non boating times 
  • Plenty of onshore space for Rallies and events - Theres always something to watch in the Harbour and occasional rallies on site
  • Superb Facilities and sensible berthing fees - The satisfaction of knowing your marina offers value for money is always a good feeling
  • Backdrop of the Royal Naval Victualling Yard - The marina has a very traditional maritime feel
  • As part of the Castle Marinas group, Royal Clarence berth holders can visit Birdham Pool Marina for free (subject to availability) - added value from your berthing fees






Castle Marinas is a member of TransEurope Marinas, a group of select marinas offering reciprocal visitor discounts to their berth-holders.

Boat Sales at Royal Clarence Marina

www.boatshed.com operate the brokerage at Royal Clarence Marina

Boatshed is one of the world's largest yacht brokerage groups that prides itself on giving potential buyers the most complete and accurate picture of the boat that they want to buy.

Boatshed Brokers personally visit every boat that they list, taking up to 80 photographs and videos which are available online to registered users anywhere in the world. We also undertake viewings, negotiate offers, attend surveys, deal with legal  and compliance issues, handle client funds,  plus offer support and liaison throughout the sales process.

Boatshed's service combines traditional Yacht Brokers working in a local designated area. All brokers are trained and use a standardised set of procedures and award winning technology. Our services are offered across an international network of over 50 offices, including Royal Clarence Marina

  • Graham Baker
    Marina Supervisor

    Graham was in Estate Agency for 40 years in Surrey/Middlesex and has been around boats all his life. He has kept boats in various marinas throughout the south coast of the UK including Royal Clarence Marina. He loved the marina so much that he purchased a flat there and subsequently he also joined the Castle Marinas staff in April 2012.

  • Peter Wright
    Marina Manager

    Peter spent 23 years in the royal Navy,on leaving he took on a job with Camper & Nicholsons for the Summer.His first appointment was to build Conwy Marina in Noth Wales,then he was the manager of Camper & Nicholsons Gosport Marina for 16 years until it was sold to Premier,he completed 2 years at Gosport then moved to Chichester Marina for 2 years, Peter came to Royal Clarence some 5 years ago to help out 1 day a week and was asked to stay.


Explore the Marina

Marina berthing in Portsmouth Harbour

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Peter Wright
023 9252 3523


Royal Clarence Marina
Weevil Lane,
PO12 1AX

Narrowboat Holidays with Castle Marinas

Castle marinas operates five marinas on the UK's inland waterways network including some of the UK's leading inland marinas catering for all types of narrowboats and river cruisers. From our base at Wigrams Turn Marina, we also run a Black Prince hire fleet of some 15 narrowboats, ideal for holidays of all types.

Black Prince Holidays offer award winning luxury narrowboat holidays from 9 locations across the UK, including Wigrams Turn Marina. All narrowboats have full central heating, 240v electric, Freeview,DVD and mobile WiFi, making the Black Prince Holidays fleet one the best equipped on the canal system.

Ideally situated at the head of the Oxford Canal, Wigrams Turn in Napton is a base that offers a starting point for a large number of interesting routes. The Warwickshire Ring, for the more energetic and experienced, contrasts the beautiful countryside around Warwick with city life and industry through Birmingham and Spaghetti Junction. Trips of beauty and interest can also be achieved, including Stratford Upon Avon, Oxford, Snarestone, or a visit to the Waterways Museum at Stoke Bruerne, depending on the number of locks you wish to negotiate.

Visit the Black Prince Holidays website for more details including special offers canal boat holidays.




At Castle Marinas Ltd we care about the safety, security and enjoyment of our boating customers. We have produced a handy checklist of important points to look at before you go boating. Click here for the full list.

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Free south coast berth for a week

Win a weeks free berthing for your boat with Castle Marinas Ltd

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Castle Marinas are happy to announce that from January all our inland and coastal marinas will now be able to use our free Wifi service. 

Easy communication is an important part of modern life and that goes for the boating community too. 

You can now instantly access information on tides, weather and news from your boat mooring and we at Castle are delighted to be able to offer free coverage in every marina.

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Castle Marinas Limited pride ourselves on our extremely competitive berthing rates for both our marinas on the coast and inland. 

And to help even more with your boating costs we are delighted to announce a new loyalty bonus scheme for 2013/14 at selected marinas:

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Facilities include:

  • Finger pontoon berths
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Shower and toilet block
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wireless broadband
  • Car parking
  • Electronic access to the marina
  • CCTV
  • Waste recycling

There is a community of local businesses offering marine trades, sail makers, art galleries and a new hair salon near by.

The Old Pump House is a friendly coffee shop, open every day at 08:00, Sunday at 09:00. Homemade cakes, soups and specials for lunch are available. Breakfast is very popular and they also have a license.


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WInter LIft Out and Storage
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Berkeley at Royal Clarence Marina

Royal Clarence Marina is a fabulous and vibrant location to live the dream. Offering spectacular views of historic Portsmouth Harbour and The Spinnaker Tower, it's the perfect opportunity to experience contemporary waterside living at its best -, and with your boat directly outside your apartment, what could be better!



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Marina Facilities

General Information & Layout

Royal Clarence Marina has a good range of facilities on offer for berth holders and visitors.

Our primary aim is to offer safe, secure and enjoyable berthing for all our boating customers and our staff are here to help.

The marina office is manned 7 days a week to help with berthing enquiries.
Out of hours please ring 023 9252 3523

Marina Site Map (PDF)

Facilities include:

  • Finger pontoon berths
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Shower and toilet block
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wireless broadband
  • Car parking
  • Electronic access to the marina
  • CCTV
  • Waste recycling

There is a community of local businesses offering marine trades, sail makers, art galleries and a new hair salon nearby.

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Annual Finger Berthing Fees and Charges

Here at Royal Clarence we offer a variety of tariffs both Annual and Monthly which have been put together to cater for all your berthing needs, whether you require an annual berth or if you wish to be based in the Solent for part of the season.

Annual Finger Berths

We offer good values packages for any length of stay.
Contact us using the online Enquiry Form or give us a call for more info

There are also a limited number of alongside berths available which may be rafted.

Please enquire at the Marina office for details: 023 9252 3523.

We offer winter lift out packages and all boatyard facilities at Birdham Pool in Chichester Harbour

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Visitor Rates

Daily Visitor Rates - per 24 hours

or give us a call for more information on 02392 523523

Short Stay Rates - Max 4 hours


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Portsmouth Harbour Regulations

Mariners are advised that The Queens Harbour Master, Portsmouth, controls all shipping moverments within the Port and has made a General Direction under the Dockyard of Portsmouth Order 2005.

In particular, users of the Harbour should be aware of the 'Small Ships Channel' on the western side of the entrance and all vessels under 20 metres must use this as they enter and exit the Harbour. Permission must also be obtained from QHM control if you wish to cross the Harbour to and from Gunwharf Quays and The Camber Dock.

Users of the Harbour should make themselves fully aware of the contents of the order and copies are available from the Bridgehead Office.

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Rallies and Upcoming Events

Royal Clarence Marina was specifically designed to cater for rallies and events and offers exceptional space and facilities on the pontoons.

'B' pontoon is a heavy duty pontoon with higher freeboard to be able to accept vessels up to 60 metres loa and has a 3 phase (125amp) power supply.

Royal Clarence Marina can provide over 350 metres of berthing for sailing events and rallies in a perfect location just inside the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. Plus plenty of space for shoreside events and all the facilities you could need for a perfect rally. The marina has the deepest water basins in the South of England.  Being the most recent home of the Clipper Ventures fleet.

The bane of any rally organisers life is the venue. When dealing with boating rallies it can be an extra trial. Often the venues that are perfectly located in terms of their distance and location are the venues that cannot accommodate berthing requirements or they do not have enough adequate facilities ashore. 
A short ferry trip to Gunwharf Quays with its shops, restaurants, bars, cinema etc and also very convenient for the Solent and the Isle of Wight, Royal Clarence can cope with every demand a rally group could make.
Royal Clarence has:-
  •     A great location in Portsmouth Harbour
  •     Centrally located on the South Coast
  •     Easy accesibliltiy
  •     Plenty of Berthing space even for boats up to 60m LOA and with deep keels
  •     Plenty of onshore space for Rally events
  •     Great Facilities
  •     Extra amenities close by 
  •     Special discounts for Rallies

For further details on rally facilities and berthing prices please click here 

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Marina Rules and Regulations

We take Health & Safety very seriously at all Castle Marinas sites and have produced a set of Marina Notes & Regulations.

Please take the time to read these as they are intended to cover all marina users and to ensure that all bertholders and vistors feel safe on the Marina and enjoy their stay.

A full copy can be obtained from the Bridgehead marina office.

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