All Harbour and Bembridge Boat Storage offices are open, but if your enquiry can be dealt with by telephone (01983 872828) or email as below, this is still preferable during the continuing pandemic:
Bookings for Duver Marina berths are now online in advance via our online booking system. Short notice bookings are very welcome, but at weekends and during the main season we do get very busy.
The safety of our staff and Harbour users is our top priority. We would ask everyone to respect the Covid-19 preventative and safety measures in place throughout the Harbour and in line with Goverment guidance, including social distancing, and face coverings in all indoor areas and where appropriate social distancing is not possible. Please remember:
The Duver Marina shoreside area has been enhanced, and includes a one-way pedestrian system for social distancing. To maintain the safety of pedestrians, and reduce indiscriminate parking, measures are being introduced to manage volume at busy times. There will be a drop-off area and alternative parking is available within easy walking distance. We thank everyone for their understanding and co-ooperation.
In common with many around the country, we await the Government decision, to be announced on Monday 14th June and take effect from 21st, as to whether and how Covid restrictions will be eased, and what impact this will have on events such as Rock the Boat due to take place on 26th June ... an update will be posted here as soon as possible.
We hope to see you in the Harbour, and in the meantime, keep safe and well.
Fiona & Malcolm Thorpe
10th June 2021
Our nominated charity in 2021 is once The Sophie Rolf Trust - KissyPuppy, for whom our visitors and Harbour users have helped us raise over £17,600 over the last 3 years. To read about this amazing charity take a look at their page.
The Duver Dash took place on 30th May, with over 150 runners enjoying the first warm weather of the season. Details of other events can be found on the individual events pages. For Facebook followers we will be continuing our monthly Draw to win a night's FREE visitor berth during 2021 ....
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 a video guide of the entrance channel.
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.