Glamping in Hampshire South Downs National Park
Marina Yurts offers a glamping experience in a unique coastal location at Emsworth Marina, Hampshire. Set on a private wooded peninsular in the heart of the family run marina we are nestled in the foothills of the South Downs National Park and a stones throw from the shoreline overlooking Chichester harbour, Hayling Island & Thorney Island. The Marina is within walking distance of the quaint historic fishing town of Emsworth with a wide array of restaurants, pubs and cafes. It offers many scenic walks to suit all ages and ability. If you’ve time, venture out and enjoy some of the many coastal & cycle paths set in and around, the outstanding natural beauty of the South Downs National Park. Portsmouth, Chichester, Goodwood, Bosham, and The Witterings are just a short drive away.
Inside our yurts, you’re surrounded by all the comfort you expect from a luxury glamping experience. Outside, you’re immersed in the stunning natural beauty of the Southern English coastline. Our yurts are truly one of England’s hidden gems. Each yurt is designed to accommodate 2 adults and up to 3 children. They are self-catering and offer all the comfort and facilities you expect from a luxury glamping experience including
- King-size Bed and Double Sofa Bed
- Pull-out beds
- All bedding
- Extensive Cooking Facilities
- Complimentary Tea and Coffee
- Inside and outside dining area
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- 1 minute walk to toilets and shower rooms
The Award winning Deck Cafe is open daily from 9am and is just a few minutes walk from the yurt. They provide superb breakfasts or you can use the facilities in the yurt which include small oven, grill and hob and teppanyaki grill. Tea and fresh coffee, sugar and milk are supplied.
During term time we offer children, schools and individual groups the chance to learn how to love all that this beautiful coast has to offer. Our activities build confidence, inspire self-sufficiency and lay a foundation for a life long friendship with the natural world.
MAY – Overnight Beach School & Camp
JUNE – Summer Soltice – Weekend Beach School & Camp
JULY & AUGUST – 5 day Summer Beach School & Camp
SEPTEMBER – Family Beach School & Camp
OCTOBER – Halloween Camp & Night Navigation Experience
DECEMBER – Winter Solstice Day Camp
A stay in a Marina Yurt is a great way to relax & unwind in stunning, natural surroundings. For active groups & families there is an abundance of activities in and around the area, including:
- Bird spotting/photography
- Coastal path walking/cycling
Your hosts Kim and Andre can advise on a number of activities and help make bookings and arrangements.
THINGS TO DO PLACES TO SEE
Emsworth yurts are a short drive from the Cities of Portsmouth and Chichester. Chichester Harbour tours are available from the Marina. There are several small towns and villages close by including Bosham & The Witterings. The world famous Goodwood Estate is a half hour drive in the car. Each destination offers it’s own style of shopping, dining, outdoor and historic experience. Discover –
- Submarine Museum
- Goodwood Estate
- Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth
- Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
- Bosham Harbour
- Tank Museum
- Butser Ancient Farm
- Ferry and hovercraft services to the Isle of Wight operate from Portsmouth and Southsea
- South Downs National Park
£110 per night per yurt sleeping maximum of 2 adults and up to 3 children – all bedding included
Reduced rates for 3 nights or more
Minimum 1 night stay
We do welcome well behaved dogs but must be kept on a lead within the Marina. We ask that you bring their bed/blankets and that they do not sleep or climb onto the sofa and beds in the yurt.