With the season in full flow, it is wonderful to see so many visitors coming into the Harbour, both old and new, and masses of activity out on the water - from Tackt-Isle Adventures' kayaks and paddleboards, to dinghy sailing and racing from Brading Haven Yacht Club and Bembridge Sailing Club.
Our new event -Jazz on the Quay - in June, was a great success and will be back next year. We've just had the Bembridge Harbour Family Fun Weekend - 22nd to 24th July - pictures and a full report will be here soon ...
Our nominated charity for the year is Ryde Inshore Rescue - an Independent Lifeboat service relying solely on donations for their £30,000 annual running costs. We are delighted to be able to support them.
We are offering mid-Harbour tidal moorings from April - a very cost effective mooring with a complementary water taxi service. A limited number of mid-Harbour tidal pontoon berths are also available - see our Special Offers page. For Facebook followers there's a monthly Draw to win a night's FREE visitor berth ....
Introduced last year, our "Premier" finger berths, bookable on-line, now have the added bonus of being able to order breakfast croissants and newspapers for delivery to your boat!
During the 2015 season we launched our live-feed tidal data, giving the height of water at the Entrance Channel bar, with the data being updated every 60 seconds (displayed at the top right of this opening page and at our Berthing Office). It's been a great success and makes life and passage planning easier for all Harbour users!
For visitors new to the Harbour we recommend a look at the Navigation Section, where you'll find a pictorial guide to safe pilotage in the Harbour that can be printed off for use on board. There is also an electronic Navionics chart.
The Harbour is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and nearby Brading Marshes are home to the first RSPB site on the Island. There are many picturesque walks in and around the area, historic sites to visit, beautiful beaches to enjoy and a busy Harbour where there's always something to watch. The villages of Bembridge and St Helens offer a rich variety of shops, restaurants and pubs and are well worth exploring. Visit our Local Information section for more details. Bembridge Sailing Club and Brading Haven Yacht Club both offer their facilities to visiting yachtsmen - details here.
See you soon ...
Malcolm & Fiona Thorpe