We are currently recruiting staff for the 2019 season - click here for details and job descriptions.
We're looking forward to a great summer and have some wonderful new events planned. We kick off with a 5k and Junior fun runs - collectively known as the Duver Dash - on Sunday 26th May (Bank Holiday weekend), featuring a stretch of fabulous beaches (best not to mention the hill near the start!). Rock the Boat on Saturday 22nd June features music from 60s and 70s and our Family Fun Weekend - Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August - this year includes a Harbour Party.
A formal fundraising evening to be held at Brading Haven Yacht Club on 21st September will, like all our events, be in support of our 2019 nominated charity The Sophie Rolf Trust - KissyPuppy. In 2018, with help from visitors and Harbour users, we raised over £6,500 for this wonderful charity, so it would be fantastic to beat that total this year. Please have a look at their page to read about their amazing work.
The Duver Cafe proved hugely popular last year and will be reopening in April - date TBC. New operators Jo and Cat will be serving up delicious fresh coffee, breakfast rolls and homemade cakes, and there's a new seating area overlooking the Harbour.
For Facebook followers we will be continuing our monthly Draw to win a night's FREE visitor berth during 2019 ....
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