Welcome to Royal Clarence Marina

Tel: 023 9252 3523  
Office Opening Hours:
0800 – 17.30 Mon – Thu, 
0800 – 18.00 Fri – Sunday
 (including bank holidays during the summer)
October - March: 0800 - 1700 

Once the Royal Navy Victualling Yard, Royal Clarence is a deep water marina of 170 berths, accessible at all states of the tide. Its fantastic sheltered position, close to the mouth of Portsmouth harbour provides excellent access to the Solent, making it the perfect base for cruising the south coast, Isle of Wight or France.

The marina has a traditional maritime feel with views over Portsmouth's historical dockyard and the Spinnaker Tower from across the harbour in Gosport. So if the weather is inclement there’s always the bustling Gunwharf Quays to entertain you with its shops, restaurants, bars and cinema.

The marina office and facilities are located directly opposite the pontoons on the water's edge, enabling easier access for berth holders and visitors alike. Alongside this, the quayside now hosts several restaurants and cafés which have proven extremely popular both as a hideaway on the slightly cooler days and somewhere to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine with a drink in the Summer. 

If you are looking for a quiet marina, with great facilities, accessible at all states of the tide, with no swell and protection from the strong harbour currents, Royal Clarence is the perfect place for you. It also has the capacity for larger craft (up to 4 metre draft and 60ft LOA) with heavier duty pontoons.

For more information on any apsect of Royal Clarence Marina, to get a bespoke berthing quote, or to find out about our Flexible Berthing Scheme with Birdham Pool Marina, please call 02392 523523 or click here for our online enquiry form.

To read all about Royal Clarence and what is has to offer, click on our 2021 yearbook below: 

Take a 360 tour

Castle Marinas is a member of TransEurope Marinas, a group of around 77 select marinas in 11 countries offering reciprocal visitor discounts to their berth holders. Berth holders from Royal Clarence Marina are entitled to free membership of the TransEurope group and as such are entitled to 50% discount on vistor berthing rates in other TransEurope Marinas. To take advantage of the discounted berthing rates you will need to present your TransEurope Marina membership upon arrival at the marina. Further details of the participating marinas can be found http://www.transeuropemarinas.com

  • Robert Jezard
    Marina Manager

    Robert Jezard started life as a shipwright in the Dockyard. He then set up his own motorcycle business and raced sidecar motocross at a championship level and continued his speed fix through racing Hurricane 5.9, twin trapeze catamarans at National and European level.

    Slowing down slightly, Rob and his wife now cruise in a Bavaria 39 Cruiser called ‘Us Two’ and are active members of the Dolphin Cruising Club and the Hardway Sailing Club.

    Robert Says of his role as Marina Manager at Royal Clarence Marina

    “I absolutely love the job and cannot believe my luck that I am able to combine my passion for the sea with my work. There is not a day that goes by when i dont look at the view out of my office window and smile.

    Royal Clarence has a great deal to offer its berth holders and visitors alike, but what I want is for everyone who comes here to think that it’s greatest asset is it’s staff!”

  • Paul Thomas
    Dock Master

    Paul joined the team in July 2019.

    He is an active member of, and Chief Power Boat Instructor for Hardway Sailing Club.

    He owns Leisure 29’ sailing boat, and previously worked as a commercial diver.

    He is now enjoying combining his love of the water with his job!

  • Les Cox
    Dock Master

    Les sails a 26’ catamaran and when he is not helping out Rob at Royal Clarence Les Cox gives lectures on marine engineering for the RYA.



Explore the Marina

Sheltered, peaceful location, with excellent access to Solent

Contact Castle Marinas using the following methods:


Rob Jezard
Marina Manager


Robert Jezard
023 9252 3523


Royal Clarence Marina
Weevil Lane,
PO12 1AX

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Narrowboat Holidays with Castle Marinas

Castle marinas operates eight 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.


Marina Layout and Information
Royal Clarence is a deep water marina of 151 berths, accessible at all states of the tide. Please click here for a marina layout.
There is a community of local businesses offering marine trades, sail makers, art galleries and a new hair salon nearby. Additonally there is an abundance of history, culture, entertainment and the great outdoors all within a stone's throw. For more information about events in and around Gosport logon to http://gosportmarinescene.com
The marina provides an excellent range of facilities for berth holders and visitors including:
  • Finger pontoon berths
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Shower and toilet block
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wireless broadband
  • Car parking
  • Electronic access to the marina
  • CCTV
  • Waste recycling

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.
For out of hours urgent calls please ring 023 9252 3523

Marina facilities Portsmouth Harbour
Pontoon Services - Electricity, Water, Wifi

Electricity and Water are available on all pontoons. Electricity is supplied by meter and read on a monthly basis. Visitors should ask for a connection in the Marina Office.

Wifi is also available, access can be granted via the Marina Office.

Royal Clarence Marina also offers special facilties for larger boats including a heavy duty pontoon with a higher freeboard and a 3 phase (125amp) power supply.


The shower/toilet facilities are located directly opposite the marina in the Marina Office building and are avaiable 24 hours, seven days a week for berth holders and visitors. Please ask reception for the access code.

The launderette facilities are also available 24 hours and include washing machines and dryers.

Safe and secure berthing in Portsmouth Harbour

Parking is available for berth holders and visitors in the Cooperage Green Car Park. There is also a short term drop off point next to Artys.

Access to the pontoons is via an electronic gate  

Extended Cruising - Please advise the Marina Office if you intend to be away for extended periods. Informing us of your movements will help with the security of the marina and your boat.  

Contractors - All contractors must report to the Marina Office upon arrival and show proof of public liability of not less than £5 million.

The marina reserves the right to refuse access if paperwork is not provided. Keys must be signed in and out from the marina office only under the instruction from the boat owner.  

Boat repairs and maintenance in Gosport
Marine Trades

There are a wide range of marine trades available within the area of Royal Clarence Marina. These include brokers, sail lofts, chandlers, repairs and maintenance, marine engineers etc. 

Safe and Secure berthing within Portsmouth Harbout
Marina Safety

Pontoons are slippery when wet or icy. Please take care and wear suitable footwear. Please also take extra care at night and in strong winds.

If you are not a strong swimmer please wear a lifejacket. Children should wear a lifejacket at all times on the marina.

Children should be supervised at all times and must not ride in the trollies.

Dogs should be kept on a lead at all times on the marina. 

Do not trail power cables across the pontoons or in the water.

Within the marina the following things are prohibited




Swimming or Diving  

Allowing children to ride in the trollies or run on pontoons 

Allowing dogs to foul pontoons or surrounding areas  

Emergency Procedures

Emergency boxes contain a life ring and throw line.  Each station also has a fire extinguisher and first aid box. Please also check in your marina guide for the location of the escape ladders onsite

Please notify the Marina office immediately in the event of any incidents  

Harbourmasters are contactable 24 hours a day seven days a week. 

Lines and Fenders

All lines and fenders are checked regularly throughout the day and additional checks undertaken during bad weather. Please ensure your fenders and lines are up to the job. 


Please respect other peoples privacy and also ensure rigging is secured correctly  

A full copy of the Marina Rules and Regulations is available upon request  

Winter berthing

Royal Clarence Marina has special winter berthing rates. Contact info@royalclarencemarina.org for further details.

There are lift out and storage facilities nearby to Royal Clarence Marina. Ask in the Marina office for details or email info@royalclarencemarina.org  

Annual Berthing Fees

At Royal Clarence Marina we offer great value annual berthing packages. The marina is predominantly made up of finger berths with a limited number of alongside berths also available. We also welcome overnight visitors.

Please enquire at the Marina office for details, 023 9252 3523 or click here to use our online enquiry form.

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Visitor Rates

Daily Visitor Rates - per 24 hours

(berths must be vacated by midday)

Short Stay Rates - Max 4 hours

Please enquire at the Marina office for details, 023 9252 3523 or click here to use our online enquiry form.

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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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Deep Water Berths

Royal Clarence Marina has the deepest water basins in the South of England

'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 as well as:-

  •     A great location in Portsmouth Harbour
  •     Centrally located on the South Coast
  •     Easy accessiblity
  •     Plenty of berthing space even for boats up to 60m LOA and with deep keels
  •     Great Facilities right on the waters edge.
  •     Extra amenities close by 

For further full details on berthing prices or for a bespoke quote, please conact the Marina office on, 023 9252 3523 or click here to use our online enquiry form.

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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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