Penton Hook Marina is set in 80 acres and is Britain’s largest inland marina. It is situated on one of the loveliest stretches of the River Thames, close to Chertsey and about a mile downstream from Runnymede where King John signed the Magna Carta. The location is a perfect starting point for a boating holiday on the Thames; cruise upstream to Windsor and our base at Benson, near Oxford, passing through picturesque towns and villages en-route, or cruise downstream to the chic shopping centre of Kingston-upon-Thames, the world famous botanical gardens at Kew and Hampton Court Palace, former royal residence of King Henry VIII.
Opening hours: From 09.00 to 17.00.
If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly.
When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open with the lights on for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.
Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 17:30. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11:00 and 12:00 or from 14:00.
Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 09:00 on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).
Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
When you arrive or base staff will:
Fishing is allowed but the close season is between 17th March – 16th June.
A Fishing Licence is required and is available from any main or sub post office, it is recommended that you obtain your licence before you leave home.
Cost is approximately £6.50 for a licence covering 8 days (children under 12 do not require a licence).
Supermarkets, banks, post office services, restaurants and shops can all be found in nearby Chertsey.
Secured parking - £5/ €6 per night
Free unsecure parking is also available.
London Heathrow or Gatwick.
From the M25, exit at Junction 11 and take the route that is signposted A320 Woking at the end of the dual carriageway. Turn right at the roundabout, which is signposted A320 Chertsey/Staines. As an extra guide you can follow the brown signs for Thorpe Park. Continue to follow the signs A320/Thorpe Park. This will take you through Chertsey and onto a dual carriageway with the Twynersh Pub on your left. Continue on the dual carriageway, going over the M3. This brings you to another roundabout. Thorpe Park is on your left. At this roundabout, turn right up Mixnams Lane and at the end take the left hand fork, which will take you into Penton Hook Marina.
Staines is the most convenient station, as it is on the mainline from Waterloo (London) to Reading. On arrival, it is only a short taxi ride to the marina.
Call us on : 01756 701200 (+44 1756 701200)
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