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Chertsey Base Information

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.

At the Base

Base Opening Hours

This base is only open for booked arrivals and returns.

Hotels and Restaurants


Leftbank Restaurant - Tel, +44 (0) 1784 220999

Extra Information


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 on site (pre-bookable)

Cruiser on the Thames

Transport Information

By Road

Be prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you'll need, please visit

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.

By Air

Closest airports:
London Heathrow: 17 km (M25)
Gatwick: 53 km (M25)

By Train

Closest train stations:
Staines: 4km