SLIPWAYS AND LAUNCHING
There are three public slipways in Langstone Harbour where trailer vessels can be launched and recovered. Two of these give access to the narrow neck of water at the Harbour entrance known as the Run, where tidal rates can at times reach 5 knots.
TAKE CARE WHEN LAUNCHING AND RECOVERING
1. Ferry Point Slipway (Hayling Island)
Gives access from the east side of the Harbour entrance into the Run at all states of the tide. There is nearby parking, a pub adjacent to the slipway and sandy beach extending southward from the slipway beyond the limits of the Harbour. This is the busiest slipway in the Harbour. The Harbour Office is sited adjacent to the Hayling slipway.
2. Eastney Slipway (Portsmouth)
The Eastney slipway lies on the west shore of the Run, approximately 1 kilometre distant from the Hayling slipway. Although prone to a build up of shingle which can prevent its use, the slipway gives access from the portsmouth side of the Harbour. There is limited parking close to the slipway but no public facilities. The beach on the west side of the Run is shingle and the slipway gives access to the Harbour at all states of the tide.
3. Broadmarsh Slipway (Havant)
The Broadmarsh slipway is at the north end of the Harbour, some 6 kilometres from the Harbour entrance. Although there is good road access and the slipway is wide there is very limited parking and access to the Harbour is only possible for about three hours around high water for most craft. The Broadmarsh slipway is in an area close to the RSPB reserve and other environmentally sensitive sites.
Charges for launching apply at all slipways and these may be paid either daily or annually.
It is an offence to operate any vessel in the Harbour that is not displaying a current plaque so please pay your fees before launching your boat. If staff are not on hand at the slipway when you launch you should proceed to the Harbour Office to obtain a plaque immediately after launching.
THE HARBOUR MASTER PATROLS THE HARBOUR TO ENSURE THAT ALL VESSELS ARE DISPLAYING THE CORRECT HARBOUR PLAQUE
Please take note of the Board’s safety advice and behave considerately on the water.
The speed limit in the Harbour is 10 knots
THE HARBOUR MASTER PATROLS THE HARBOUR WITH A RADAR GUN TO ENFORCE THE 10 KNOT SPEED LIMIT