Category Archives: Hamble

What Hamble People Love about Hamble

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Nestling at the tip of a peninsular between the Hamble River and Southampton Water, Hamble, or Hamble-le-Rice as it’s also known, is much more than just a picture postcard village. Whether you’ve driven in from Botley or sailed over from Bermuda, the mesmerising waterfront with its big skies and views across the water to Warsash…

Why come to Hamble

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The very name Hamble-le-Rice conjures up images of a peaceful backwater village in an idyllic beauty spot, and that is exactly what it is. Hamble-le-Rice is located on the River Hamble estuary in Hampshire, just five miles southeast of Southampton. Known locally as Hamble, the village has been in the boatbuilding and yachting business since…

Present Day Hamble-le-Rice

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Hamble-le-Rice is best known for its yachting fraternity and the River Hamble is always busy with local yachts and boating enthusiasts out on the water. The first Hamble Regatta was held in 1870 and is still an annual tradition which the village enthusiastically embraces. Sailing masts seem to outnumber the small red brick cottages and…

Things to do in Hamble-le-Rice

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Hamble-le-Rice is a sailing Mecca and is ideal for those who have an interest in any type of boats and watersports. It also offers some lovely walks along the river where birdwatchers and nature lovers can enjoy the variety of wildlife. The village offers boat trips, fishing, cycling, golf, horse-riding and windsurfing. One of the…

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