Hamstead 

4 (2 ratings)
  • 50° 43' 38" N, 1° 25' 0" W / See on the map

Characteristics

  • Anchor
    Allowed
  • Mooring buoys
    Unavailable
  • Anchor stern to
    Unavailable
  • Lines ashore
    Not necessary

Type of seabed

  • Mud

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
    Unavailable
  • Snack
    Unavailable
  • Water
    Unavailable
  • Dock
    Unavailable

User reviews (2 ratings)

  • Tom
    Tom ~ 04/04/2021
    Serenity | Sailboat ~ 10.1 m

    Excellent anchorage if you want to avoid the ‘Newtown Creek Pyjama Party’ [Shell Channel Pilot reference] inside the creek. Good for day stop/ overnight - today range also smaller (especially on springs) than other areas in Solent. Holding excellent in clay/mud. We held firm on equinox springs with oversized Manson supreme anchor and 8mm chain. Anchor to not impede the entrance/ transit into the creek. Anchorage can be a little rolly during the day from motorboat wake going into the creek who don’t slow down until past the west cardinal. Most however are courteous to boats at anchor. On a strong spring ebb, due to the speed of tide flowing out the entrance and meeting the current in the Solent, expect a small race just west of the transit lead line during the penultimate hour of the ebb for approx 30mins. This is reduced if you’re anchored a little closer to Hamstead Point, rather than the Newtown Creek end of the anchorage.

    Excellent anchorage if you want to avoid the ‘Newtown Creek Pyjama Party’ [Shell Channel Pilot reference] inside the creek. Good for day stop/ overnight - today range also smaller (especially on springs) than other areas in Solent. Holding excellent in clay/mud. We held firm on equinox springs with oversized Manson supreme anchor and 8mm chain. Anchor to not impede the entrance/ transit into the creek. Anchorage can be a little rolly during the day from motorboat wake going into the creek who don’t slow down until past the west cardinal. Most however are courteous to boats at anchor. On a strong spring ebb, due to the speed of tide flowing out the entrance and meeting the current in the Solent, expect a small race just west of the transit lead line during the penultimate hour of the ebb for approx 30mins. This is reduced if you’re anchored a little closer to Hamstead Point, rather than the Newtown Creek end of the anchorage.

  • Walrus
    Walrus ~ 23/06/2020
    Sv Walrus | Sailboat ~ 14 m

    Great anchorage when conditions are right and Newtown Creek is busy (which it usually is). Holding is very good with easy access to the beach and a lovely walk ashore too.

    Great anchorage when conditions are right and Newtown Creek is busy (which it usually is). Holding is very good with easy access to the beach and a lovely walk ashore too.