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UK Marinas: Brighton Marina

A vibrant, cosmopolitan cocktail of boating enthusiasts, bars, restaurants, and chic shops best sums up this marina. Perfect for yachts and motor boats, family friendly and fun, Brighton Marina is the UK’s largest marina and offers 24-hour access to open water, making it a great start point for trips across the channel.

Just an hour from London, the marina is located on the Eastern edge of the city of Brighton, beneath the South Downs
at the foot of dramatic chalk cliffs. Approaching from the sea, Brighton Marina couldn’t be easier to find. The marina can accommodate over 1,500 boats, with berths available for vessels up to 38m. With spacious fairways and berths, there is plenty of room to manoeuvre your boat within the marina.

Boasting a multiplex cinema, bowling alley, casino and a David Lloyd Health and Fitness Club, you’re never short of excitement at Brighton Marina. If you love to shop you’ll enjoy exploring the waterfront; here you’ll find high fashion, sportswear, accessories and books. Foodies can choose from a fantastic array of cafés, bars and over 20 restaurants, with culinary temptations from around the world as well as traditional English fare all in one place. Visitors from the continent add to the marina’s unique café culture.

Brighton itself has plenty to offer those who want to explore further afield. With its Regency architecture, lively arts scene, unique shops and beautiful green parks, the list of things to see and do is endless. The city’s famous pier is just a 20-minute stroll along the beach.

Back on the water, Brighton’s friendly yacht club opens its doors to visitors and berth holders alike, plus there is a huge
variety of watersports, from windsurfing and waterskiing to scuba diving and charter boat fishing. There is also a small fleet of commercial fishing boats based at the marina and their catch is a sight worth seeing.

Brighton Marina is a fantastic location for exploring the South Coast or a trip to France or Belgium. A 65-mile Channel crossing opens up the delights of Fécamp, famous for its Benedictine distillery. To the west, idyllic Chichester Marina and the popular cruising grounds of the Solent can be reached within a few hours.

The marina provides a complete range of onsite facilities, including two launderettes, ample showers and Wi-Fi. The fuel bay, selling both diesel and unleaded petrol, is open 24 hours a day. The marina offers a quality boatyard service that makes use of a 60 tonne boat hoist, as well as a 15 tonne boat mover and static crane for mast work and engine lifts. There are also many marine services on hand in the Marine Trade Centre to help you with all aspects of your boat maintenance. For those who need to work under cover, there is a fully enclosed boatshed that is available to rent.

Brighton Marina is unrivalled in facilities, customer service and the scope of its onsite entertainment. Such a large and vibrant marina that retains a fantastic community spirit is a rare combination, making Brighton not just a great starting point, but an incredible destination marina.