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.
Famous quotes containing the words ferry and/or hampshire:
“What have Massachusetts and the North sent a few sane representatives to Congress for, of late years?... All their speeches put together and boiled down ... do not match for manly directness and force, and for simple truth, the few casual remarks of crazy John Brown on the floor of the Harpers Ferry engine-house,that man whom you are about to hang, to send to the other world, though not to represent you there.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Not even New Hampshire farms are much for sale.
The farm I made my home on in the mountains
I had to take by force rather than buy.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)