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Emsworth Yacht Harbour

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Emsworth Yacht Harbour is located on the south coast of England and in the northwest corner of Chichester Harbour. It is a marina, entered over a sill, located close to the historic village.

Emsworth Yacht Harbour is located on the south coast of England and in the northwest corner of Chichester Harbour. It is a marina, entered over a sill, located close to the historic village.

Set deep within the recesses of the large natural harbour the marina offers complete protection from all conditions. Although the harbour is entered over a moderately deep sand bar, and between sand banks, it is very well marked and straightforward. The marina has a sill and can only be entered with a sufficient rise. Good visibility is required to avoid moorings laying in its approaches.



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Last modified
July 17th 2018

Summary* Restrictions apply

A completely protected location with attentive navigation required for access.

Facilities
Water hosepipe available alongsideWaste disposal bins availableDiesel fuel available alongsidePetrol available alongsideGas availableShop with basic provisions availableSlipway availableLaundry facilities availableShore power available alongsideShore based toilet facilitiesShowers available in the vicinity or by arrangementHot food available in the localityPublic house or wine bar in the areaMarked or notable walks in the vicinity of this locationCashpoint or bank available in the areaPost Office in the areaInternet café in the areaInternet via a wireless access point availableDoctor or hospital in the areaPharmacy in the areaChandlery available in the areaHaul-out capabilities via arrangementBoatyard with hard-standing available here; covered or uncoveredScrubbing posts or a place where a vessel can dry out for a scrub below the waterlineBus service available in the areaTrain or tram service available in the areaRegional or international airport within 25 kilometres


Nature
Marina or pontoon berthing facilitiesSet near a village or with a village in the immediate vicinityHistoric, geographic or culturally significant location; or in the immediate vicinity

Considerations
Restriction: rising tide required for accessNote: could be two hours or more from the main waterwaysNote: harbour fees may be chargedEntered over a sill at high water



 +44 1243 377727      info@emsworth-marina.co.uk      Ch.80 [Emsworth Yacht Harbour]
Position and approaches
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Haven position

50° 50.572' N, 000° 55.977' W

This is located on the head of the Emsworth Yacht Harbour's sea wall alongside the marina's westernmost entrance sill.


What are the key points of the approach?

The entry for Itchenor Click to view haven provides the approach details for Chichester Harbour. The Northney Marina Click to view haven provides directions from the entrance through to Emsworth south cardinal beacon and the Emsworth Click to view haven completes the run up to the marina entrance.


Not what you need?
Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Below are the ten nearest havens to Emsworth Yacht Harbour for your convenience.
Ten nearest havens by straight line charted distance and bearing:
  1. Emsworth - 0.1 miles WNW
  2. Thornham Marina - 0.5 miles ESE
  3. Northney Marina - 0.8 miles WSW
  4. Hayling Yacht Company - 1.6 miles SSW
  5. Pilsey Island - 1.7 miles SSE
  6. Bosham - 1.8 miles ESE
  7. Chalkdock Point - 1.8 miles SE
  8. East Head - 2 miles SSE
  9. Itchenor - 2 miles SE
  10. Sparkes Marina - 2.1 miles S
These havens are ordered by straight line charted distance and bearing, and can be reordered by compass direction or coastal sequence:
  1. Emsworth - 0.1 miles WNW
  2. Thornham Marina - 0.5 miles ESE
  3. Northney Marina - 0.8 miles WSW
  4. Hayling Yacht Company - 1.6 miles SSW
  5. Pilsey Island - 1.7 miles SSE
  6. Bosham - 1.8 miles ESE
  7. Chalkdock Point - 1.8 miles SE
  8. East Head - 2 miles SSE
  9. Itchenor - 2 miles SE
  10. Sparkes Marina - 2.1 miles S
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How to get in?


Emsworth Yacht Harbour lies at the head of the Emsworth Channel close southeast of the charming historic village of Emsworth. It consists of a tidal basin that impounds water at low tide to provide minimum depths of between 0.5 to 2.0 metres.

The basin accommodates up to 222 yachts with its sweet spot being vessels of 10 metres (34 ft.) in length that draw 1.5 metres (5 ft.). However it can accommodate vessels of up to 15 metres carrying a draft of 1.8 metres.

The marina can be accessed by most vessels one and a half to two hours either side of high water. A vessel drawing 1.8 metres will require a tide of at least 4.3 metres to clear the sill, and a tide of at least 4.6 metres to provide 90 minutes of free access. For more detailed planning consult the marina’s tide gauge for guidance.

The marina has eight visitor berths but also places visitors in free berths if the resident berth-holders are away. In all cases it is best for newcomers to make contact with the marina office on P: +44 1243 377 727 as the office staff could not be more helpful.




Convergance Point Use the Itchenor Click to view haven entry for approaches to Chichester Harbour, the Northney Marina Click to view haven entry for directions from the entrance to Emsworth south cardinal beacon and the Emsworth Click to view haven for the run up to the entrance to the marina.

Continue past the Emsworth jetty and 'Echo' starboard pile following the closely spaced port and starboard perches to a south cardinal perch. Here the channel divides with its northwest branch leading to the town quay and the eastward branch leading to the entrance's to Emsworth Yacht Harbour. Take the eastern branch and follow the marks to the entrance.





Emsworth Yacht Harbour is entered over a choice of two entrances with depths ranging from about 1.4 metres over the sills at MHWN to 2.5 metres MHWS. Both sills dry at 2.44 metres but the first, or western-most, sill is the preferred option being the more level of the two.




A pair of scrubbing piles, passed to starboard, will be seen immediately outside the preferred outer entrance sill. As the entrance opens to the north by northwest it does not present itself until the vessel is right over it. When it does open it will appear very narrow on its oblique angle of approach. However, on final approaches, it will be found to be very obvious and 11 metres wide.




The sill is marked by a pair of white posts capped with upturned buckets colored port and starboard. The eastern port side post carries a tide gauge with roman numerals showing the depth in feet and inches. It has a further alignment post within, to port, showing a tide gauge to exiting vessels.




Haven location Berth as directed by the marina office. The town is a short stroll from the marina.




Why visit here?
Emsworth Yacht Harbour has been a leisure boating centre for half a century. The site was originally a logging pond and was changed into a yacht harbour in 1965.




Situated at the head of the Emsworth Channel, to the east of the historic town, the marina is nestled into an enclosed, protected and picturesque setting. These attributes are all emphasised by its surrounding trees and central peninsula that divides its twin basins. Vessels berthed in the marina’s adjoining pockets will be visited by an array of wildlife such as swans, moorhens, ducks, herons, cormorants and terns. All combine to make it an enclave of peace and tranquillity.




The more energetic can further explore the area’s abundance of water fowl, birds and wildlife via striding out on Thorney Island’s unspoilt eight mile’ circular walk. The walk circles the perimeter of the unspoiled island taking in Emsworth Yacht Harbour and Thornham Marina whilst providing splendid views over the harbour.




Alternatively, the separately detailed and delightful historic village of Emsworth is just a ten minute’ walk around the town’s eastern mill pond. Emsworth has long been popular with sailors, artists, naturalists and walkers. Its attractive streets retain a genuine sense of the past whilst being a vibrant, dynamic town that is a delight to visit.




The marina continues to this day to be a family owned business with a personal touch. It is an ideal safe haven for vessels choosing to avoid inclement weather, or to have the yard’s craftsmen attend to some maintenance or repairs, or to enjoy beautiful weather in an attractive setting.


What facilities are available?
The pontoons provide power and water. It has private shower and toilet cubicles in two sets of facilities. Diesel is available from the fuel pontoon outside the Harbour Office. There is a Laundrette on the ground floor of the Harbour Office building with a washing machine and a dryer that are operated by tokens. Calor Gas cylinders are available from the office, and facilities are also available for general waste disposal. Wi-Fi is available free of charge across the marina for berth holders and visitors.

Emsworth Yacht Harbour have a Groves crane, a WISE boat parker and a 50 tonne travel hoist to allow them to move your boat whatever the size. They can also pressure wash your boat in the crane or hoist, on request. Winter storage is also available. They offer hardstanding for 200 boats, some of which is now gravelled. Fin keeled boats are primarily stored using cradles that may be hired from the Harbour Office. Use of the slipway and drying grid is via arrangement with the Harbour Office. The surrounding shipyard has a host of small workshops that provide a wide range of onshore facilities. This includes a sizeable and well stocked chandlery.

Emsworth railway station is on the West Coastway Line. It has services that run to Portsmouth, Southampton, Brighton and London Victoria. Stagecoach operate the number 700 bus which runs between Brighton and Southsea. Local bus services are provided by Emsworth & District, which operate services to Havant and Chichester.


Any security concerns?
Never an issue known to have occurred in Emsworth Yacht Haven.


With thanks to:
Michael Harpur


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The run up to Emsworth Yacht Harbour from the Emsworth south cardinal beacon.






Emsworth Yacht Harbour video overview






A promotional video for Emsworth Yacht Harbour.






A promotional video for Emsworth Yacht Harbour's facilities.


About Emsworth Yacht Harbour

Emsworth Yacht Harbour has been a leisure boating centre for half a century. The site was originally a logging pond and was changed into a yacht harbour in 1965.




Situated at the head of the Emsworth Channel, to the east of the historic town, the marina is nestled into an enclosed, protected and picturesque setting. These attributes are all emphasised by its surrounding trees and central peninsula that divides its twin basins. Vessels berthed in the marina’s adjoining pockets will be visited by an array of wildlife such as swans, moorhens, ducks, herons, cormorants and terns. All combine to make it an enclave of peace and tranquillity.




The more energetic can further explore the area’s abundance of water fowl, birds and wildlife via striding out on Thorney Island’s unspoilt eight mile’ circular walk. The walk circles the perimeter of the unspoiled island taking in Emsworth Yacht Harbour and Thornham Marina whilst providing splendid views over the harbour.




Alternatively, the separately detailed and delightful historic village of Emsworth is just a ten minute’ walk around the town’s eastern mill pond. Emsworth has long been popular with sailors, artists, naturalists and walkers. Its attractive streets retain a genuine sense of the past whilst being a vibrant, dynamic town that is a delight to visit.




The marina continues to this day to be a family owned business with a personal touch. It is an ideal safe haven for vessels choosing to avoid inclement weather, or to have the yard’s craftsmen attend to some maintenance or repairs, or to enjoy beautiful weather in an attractive setting.

Other options in this area


Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Alternatively here are the ten nearest havens available in picture view:
Coastal clockwise:
Emsworth - 0.1 miles WNW
Northney Marina - 0.8 miles WSW
Hayling Yacht Company - 1.6 miles SSW
Sparkes Marina - 2.1 miles S
Langstone Harbour - 2.4 miles WSW
Coastal anti-clockwise:
Pilsey Island - 1.7 miles SSE
Thornham Marina - 0.5 miles ESE
Bosham - 1.8 miles ESE
Dell Quay - 2.9 miles ESE
Chichester Marina - 2.9 miles ESE

Navigational pictures


These additional images feature in the 'How to get in' section of our detailed view for Emsworth Yacht Harbour.





























The run up to Emsworth Yacht Harbour from the Emsworth south cardinal beacon.






Emsworth Yacht Harbour video overview






A promotional video for Emsworth Yacht Harbour.






A promotional video for Emsworth Yacht Harbour's facilities.



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