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~~~~~ Hythe Marina ~~~~~

Situated on the western side of Southampton Water Hythe Marina Village was opened in 1988. Built on land reclaimed from mud flats the Marina Village was the first to be built in the UK. The village was conceived by John Dean of Dean & Dyball and designed by architect Guy Pound. Construction started in 1984 and the lock gates were opened by yachtsman Chay Blyth in 1985 when he led a fleet of 150 yachts through the lock. The project was completed in 1988.


The mural of the marina designed and made by John Hodgson.


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Buoy oh buoy, high and dry and now an ornamental feature.



The Ruby and Arthur Reed a 48ft Oakley class RNLI lifeboat makes a unique form of roundabout in the marina. The wooden lifeboat saw service at Cromer on the east coast of England until it retired in 1985.


A nice day to sit and watch the world go by, in the background the famous Hythe Pier. The pier was opened in 1881 and at 2,100 feet is one of the longest in Britain... 1922 the narrow gauge electric railway was built to take passengers the full length of the pier, and eighty-six years later the original engine and rolling stock are still in use.


The Hythe ferry on its way to Town Quay passing the Southampton Vessel Traffic Services Signal and Radar Station, dwarfed by the port's large grain silos.


Red Funnel's Hi-Speed flagship the water jet propelled ferry Red Jet 3 passing the flats on Weston shore as it makes its way down Southampton Water on its journey to the Isle of Wight.

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