Pilot Tour -> Southeast-UK

For our first trip on the North Sea, we choose the beautiful south-east coast of England. We will sail off the Belgian coast, making our crossing as soon as possible and discovering beautiful places like Ramsgate, Brighton and Southhampton along the way. But also The Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, the Solent and much, much more are waiting for us. Our course goes further and further south and we are surprised by a mix of small and larger towns and harbours. Not only sailing, but of course enjoying life is what we will do!
To round off the trip, we will cross the channel again and discover the smaller and larger fishing ports of northern France and Belgium.

Willemstad

The fortified town of Willemstad spoils its visitors with a special combination of historical and culinary hospitality with numerous nice restaurants. Particularly interesting in terms of cultural history: the Mauritshuis, the Koepelkerk, the old town hall and the fortifications surrounding the city. And challenging through the rugged landscape, for example around the Hollandsch Diep. The marina provides a perfect base for your cruise.
willemstad_jacht-huren

Breskens

92 km
The most south-westerly seaport of the Netherlands is Breskens. The starting point for many Channel crossers who want to rest a little before starting the crossing. Or the first point to tie up again. Fishing, shipbuilding and one of the larger stations of the Royal Dutch Lifesaving Boats (KNRM) find their home in Breskens.

Nieuwpoort

74 km
This town on the river IJzer has existed since the early Middle Ages and has amassed a tumultuous existence over the centuries. Best known in the history books is probably the Battle of Nieuwpoort in 1600, in the fights between the Republic of the Netherlands and the Spanish occupiers. Nowadays, the town is divided into the part around the harbour with its many charming restaurants and cafés and Nieuwpoort-Bad where many Belgians come to enjoy the beach.

Nieuwpoort

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This town on the river IJzer has existed since the early Middle Ages and has amassed a tumultuous existence over the centuries. Best known in the history books is probably the Battle of Nieuwpoort in 1600, in the fights between the Republic of the Netherlands and the Spanish occupiers. Nowadays, the town is divided into the part around the harbour with its many charming restaurants and cafés and Nieuwpoort-Bad where many Belgians come to enjoy the beach.

Dover

100 km
With an almost mythical status, Dover is probably one of the best known port towns on the east coast of England. But as well as being one of the largest ferry and transhipment ports, it is also well worth a visit on a pleasure yacht.

Dover

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With an almost mythical status, Dover is probably one of the best known port towns on the east coast of England. But as well as being one of the largest ferry and transhipment ports, it is also well worth a visit on a pleasure yacht.

Brighton

118 km
One of the most famous coastal towns on the east coast of England is Brighton. Especially the characteristic pier, but also the old city centre are visited and praised by many.

Chichester Harbour

72 km
Sandwiched between Portsmouth and Chichester, between the counties of West Sussex and Hampshire, is a special area called Chichester Harbour. Contrary to what the name might suggest, this is not a harbour, but a large nature reserve. Or in a nice English acronym, an AONB: an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This splendid nature area is a bit like the Wadden Sea in the north of the Netherlands and Germany. A large flowing area with many creeks and streams, small and large, with a narrow passage to the sea. A protected nature reserve that is home to thousands of birds, but also the home of many a water sportsman on the English coast. The banks are characterised by beautiful, rugged nature and picturesque villages. Well worth a visit!

Chichester Harbour

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Sandwiched between Portsmouth and Chichester, between the counties of West Sussex and Hampshire, is a special area called Chichester Harbour. Contrary to what the name might suggest, this is not a harbour, but a large nature reserve. Or in a nice English acronym, an AONB: an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This splendid nature area is a bit like the Wadden Sea in the north of the Netherlands and Germany. A large flowing area with many creeks and streams, small and large, with a narrow passage to the sea. A protected nature reserve that is home to thousands of birds, but also the home of many a water sportsman on the English coast. The banks are characterised by beautiful, rugged nature and picturesque villages. Well worth a visit!

Cowes

87 km
If there is one "Mecca" in Europe for competitive sailing, it is the famous Isle of Wight and the town of Cowes. Set in the beautiful waters of the Solent, it is the home port of the famous Cowes Week. A regatta with allure that attracts sailors from all over the world. But even with our yachts, it is a more than pleasant place to be.

Cowes

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If there is one "Mecca" in Europe for competitive sailing, it is the famous Isle of Wight and the town of Cowes. Set in the beautiful waters of the Solent, it is the home port of the famous Cowes Week. A regatta with allure that attracts sailors from all over the world. But even with our yachts, it is a more than pleasant place to be.

Cowes

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If there is one "Mecca" in Europe for competitive sailing, it is the famous Isle of Wight and the town of Cowes. Set in the beautiful waters of the Solent, it is the home port of the famous Cowes Week. A regatta with allure that attracts sailors from all over the world. But even with our yachts, it is a more than pleasant place to be.

Newtown River

12 km
The Isle of Wight is not only home to the lively harbours that many water sports enthusiasts love. This unique island is also home to the Hamstead Hertage Coast. A nature reserve enclosing the meandering arms of the Newtown River and Clamerkin Creek. Nestled between the green banks, you'll find nothing but peace and quiet, spaciousness and nature. The ideal place to enjoy!

Beaulieu River

15 km
The Beaulieu River is situated in the southern English county of Hampshire. The meandering 18 km long river has its source in the centre of the New Forest and runs through the small town of Beaulieu before flowing into the western part of the Solent. A beautiful place to enjoy nature.

Gosport/Portsmouth

27 km
On either side of the banks of Portsmouth Harbour, a kind of inland lake at the northern end of the Solent, are two famous places in English nautical history: Gosport and Portsmouth. Gosport is one of the oldest water sports harbours in the UK, but is still one of the places where top Olympic sailors and other competitive sailors, from young to old, make their home on the water. Located on an island, Portsmouth is not only a very lively city, but also one with a very ancient history. This can be traced back to the 3rd century in Roman times. In later times, it became one of the most important shipping cities in England and there were many shipyards. Especially as a naval port, the city became increasingly important over the centuries and many famous (or infamous?) ships had Portsmouth as their home port.

Eastbourne

110 km
This coastal town is also a regular stop for many who explore the English coast. A large marina, but also an authentic city centre show how long this has been. The beautiful pier with its golden dome is also worth a visit.

Boulogne

91 km
Boulogne is the largest fishery port on France's Northsea coast. Here you'll not only find the freshest fish, but also wonderfull restuarants and great terraces for an "aperitif"! But like the entire coats of France, lot's of history can still be found in the old city centre. The Normans made their very first crossing here in the Middle Ages and there is still quite some proof to be found of those times gone by.

Boulogne

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Boulogne is the largest fishery port on France's Northsea coast. Here you'll not only find the freshest fish, but also wonderfull restuarants and great terraces for an "aperitif"! But like the entire coats of France, lot's of history can still be found in the old city centre. The Normans made their very first crossing here in the Middle Ages and there is still quite some proof to be found of those times gone by.

Nieuwpoort

110 km
This town on the river IJzer has existed since the early Middle Ages and has amassed a tumultuous existence over the centuries. Best known in the history books is probably the Battle of Nieuwpoort in 1600, in the fights between the Republic of the Netherlands and the Spanish occupiers. Nowadays, the town is divided into the part around the harbour with its many charming restaurants and cafés and Nieuwpoort-Bad where many Belgians come to enjoy the beach.

Vlissingen

75 km
Vlissingen, harbour town on the Westerschelde, has the longest sea promenade in the Netherlands, here you can almost touch the passing sea ships. Under the Spanish, new defences were built around the town, the Keizersbolwerk was built between 1548 and 1552, which can still be seen today next to today's Koopmanshaven. Dutch naval hero Michiel de Ruyter keeps an eye here, he worked his way up to become commander-in-chief of the Dutch fleet and won many sea battles. With the beach and sea within easy reach, Vlissingen is a lovely place to take in the fresh sea air.
Vlissingen

Sint Annaland

67 km
The tides determine the rhythm of Sint Annaland, as the village has a tidal harbour on the Krabbenkreek. It is thus directly connected to the Oosterschelde, the largest National Park of the Netherlands. The marina and its facilities are particularly popular thanks to its perfect location. The marina's special features are a public secret. Restaurant Buutengaets is located in the marina and enjoys a good reputation. You can enjoy fresh Oosterschelde lobster on the rare and beautiful outdoor terrace by the water. Outside the harbour you can drop anchor for a swim or enjoy the tranquillity of the Krabbenkreek. In short, this harbour is a wonderful starting point for the waters of Zeeland.
St Annaland