We look forward to welcoming visitors, old and new, to Bembridge Harbour this year! The Bembridge Harbour Family Fun Weekend last weekend was a wonderful occasion with a record 199 visiting boats in the Harbour. The event was once again in support of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance - funds raised are still being totted up but will be in excess of £1,500.
At the start of May we launched 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 should make life and passage planning easier for all Harbour users!
This website is continually being updated and for new visitors to the Harbour, we recommend a study of its Navigation section, where a pictorial guide to safe pilotage into the Harbour can be found and printed off for easy 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.
We offer a full range of harbour moorings from walk-ashore pontoons to middle of the Harbour drying moorings that are served by our water taxi. For winter storage we also provide on-shore facilities with electricity and water. Please phone the Harbour Office on 01983 872828 for more details.
Malcolm & Fiona Thorpe