What a wonderful season - many lovely visitors, 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. There's still plenty going on so we hope you'll enjoy your boating well into the Autumn.
Our new event -Jazz on the Quay - in June, was a great success and will be back next year. Our Bembridge Harbour Family Fun Weekend - 22nd to 24th July - was a wonderful event - have a look at the gallery to get a flavour ....
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.
As well as mid-Harbour tidal moorings, this year we have also made available a limited number of mid-tidal pontoon berths. Our Special Winter Offer is for walk ashore berthing alongside the Duver pontoon, from 1st October 2016 to 21st March 2017 - £375 inc VAT - 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