England Luxury Yachting Guide

Often overlooked as a yachting destination, England has all the seaside charm of its more easterly neighbours but exudes a traditional spirit and vintage charm that makes it undeniably unique yet comfortably familiar.

A country of two faces, England manages to combine a pulsing city life with quiet rural landscapes ensuring it simply overflows with cultural, sightseeing and nightlife opportunities.

Home to arguably Europe’s most happening capital, the buzzing London is a non-stop celebration of colour, sound, art and diversity. No doubt an integral holiday spot for any discerning traveller, this captivating city will always draw lovers of the high-life from their cruising grounds.

South England
The country’s south, however, is its yachting heart; home to the spectacular Solent and Isle of Wight, welcoming yachtsmen with its atmospheric island ports, captivating wildlife and unforgettable ocean views. For beaches, sunshine and warmth, the south coast of the country is unbeatable. Seaside towns boasting bright boardwalks, pretty piers and pebble-strewn beaches are all drenched in a welcoming sense of British charm that makes this part of the world truly alluring.

The Solent
The striking Solent region is a gleaming 100 kilometre stretch of enticing ports and comfortable harbours that extends all the way to the coastal counties of Devon and Cornwall. Renowned for their rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, petite fishing villages and surfing towns, these beachfront regions are world-class. Hiking, horse riding and cycling opportunities abound along the breezy moorlands, while a thriving art scene ensures there is an excellent range of eclectic galleries. Lymington on the Solent’s west is a thriving yacht centre that draws travellers to its medieval heart and richly inspiring forest perfect for stretching sea-weary legs on scenic hikes.

Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight is a yachting favourite, boasting everything from historic sites and natural delights to lively cultural festivals and windswept beaches. The main port of Cowes is a premier yachting centre and is host to the prestigious Cowes Week sailing event every August when over 1000 boats fill the Solent. For fashionable shopping, colourful cafes and rustic restaurants, the merry town centre is not to be missed.

Combine a sensational sailing itinerary along the Great Orme Heritage Coast with the majestic Orkney Islands, and the interesting and highly scenic spots of Jersey and Guernsey to spot an awe-inspiring portrait of whales, sharks, dolphins, porpoises and puffins.



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