Visiting Bembridge Harbour is an absolute treat. Passing the beautiful Priory Bay you enter the Harbour via the clearly marked, dredged channel. There’s a large visitor pontoon where you can moor up and walk ashore to explore the beaches and village. There are plenty of local walks and the Brading Marshes are a treat for bird watchers.
Bembridge and St Helen’s villages are an easy walk and offer pubs, restaurants and shops, and are well worth a visit. Take a walk around the Harbour to see the stunning array of ingenious house boats moored on the south shore. Both Bembridge Sailing Club and Brading Haven Yacht Club are open to visiting yachtsmen – details here.
Be sure to check the tide heights for the Bembridge Harbour approaches, when you arrive and leave as the channel does dry out at low water. There is a tide gauge post outside the Harbour entrance and the pontoons have well marked tide gauges on every pillar too.
The Harbour team run a ferry service from the pontoons across the Harbour mouth to Bembridge village. Take a walk around the stunning coastline past the RNLI Bembridge Lifeboat station. If you keep going you’ll reach the fabulous Crab and Lobster pub on top of the cliffs with stunning views across the channel.
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