Coordinates: 50°47′44″N 1°01′30″W / 50.795600°N 1.0250000°W / 50.795600; -1.0250000
|OS grid reference||SU6881300012|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Ferry Point is at the westernmost tip of Hayling Island in Hampshire, England, overlooking the fast tides of Langstone Harbour entrance. The Langstone Harbour Master has his base here.
There is a small cluster of houses and a pub, the "Ferry Boat Inn" (originally the Duke of Norfolk), and a passenger ferry to Eastney in Portsmouth. Hayling Island golf course backs on to the point and the Kench (a small bay) lies just eastward. A single lane leads east toward Sinah and the rest of the island. There are good views north to Portsdown Hill and Butser Hill.
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Famous quotes containing the words hampshire and/or ferry:
“A sturdy lad from New Hampshire or Vermont who in turn tries all the professions, who teams it, farms it, peddles, keeps a school, preaches, edits a newspaper, goes to Congress, buys a township, and so forth, in successive years, and always like a cat falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls. He walks abreast with his days and feels no shame in not studying a profession, for he does not postpone his life, but lives already.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“This ferry was as busy as a beaver dam, and all the world seemed anxious to get across the Merrimack River at this particular point, waiting to get set over,children with their two cents done up in paper, jail-birds broke lose and constable with warrant, travelers from distant lands to distant lands, men and women to whom the Merrimack River was a bar.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)