What a great start to our main season with the warmest May Bank Holiday weekend on record and lots of people enjoying being out on the water. The new Duver Cafe opened on Friday and spent the weekend serving up mouth-watering breakfast rolls, spectacular homemade cakes and delicious fresh coffees - really worth a visit!
There are still offers to be had at Bembridge Boat Storage for lift and scrubs, They also offer internal/external storage, shrink wrapping, valet services and general maintenance, or you can use their slipway to "do-it-yourself" or Rent a Rack.
Our Family Fun Weekend at the end of July is a wonderful, action packed event - this year being held from 27th-29th. Jazz on the Quay is on Saturday 16th June (a report and gallery for the 2017 events can be found on the event pages).
New last year - Oktoberfest (held in September as tradition dictates!) will be on Saturday 22nd. A feast of local fare, Island made beers and ales, and local musicians.
Our 2018 nominated charity is The Sophie Rolf Trust - KissyPuppy, for whom we will be fundraising throughout the year. In 2017 we raised over £4,000 so it would fantastic to beat that total this year. Please have a look at their page to read about the wonderful work they are doing.
For Facebook followers we will be continuing our monthly Draw to win a night's FREE visitor berth during 2018 ....
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 and 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