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Welcome to Bembridge Harbour

The Harbour and Bembridge Boat Storage offices will remain closed until Monday 4th January 2021.  Please contact staff by email: office@bembridgeharbour.co.uk and office@bembridgeboatstorage.co.uk     Please see Addendum to Local Notice to Mariners number 14 as below: 

Addendum to LNTM 14 Covid-19 - update 4th December 2020

Please be aware that as a result of the November Lockdown being replaced by the Government’s Tier restrictions, overnight visitor berths at the Duver Marina are now available, and the restrictions as detailed in LNTM number 14 dated 3.11.20 (attached) for mooring licence holders is lifted. 

Any owner wishing to make an overnight booking should please email their requirements in advance to: office@bembridgeharbour.co.uk     

Please be aware that the Harbour and BBS offices are closed until 4th January 2021 and berthing staff are not available.

At all times visitors to any BHA/BBS site must adhere strictly to the Covid-19 safety measures in place and all restrictions as laid down by the Government.

Local Notice to Mariners number 14 issued 3rd November 2020

In line with the Government’s announcement on 31st October, and having received legal guidance on the implications for mooring licence holders, commercial users, and visitors to Bembridge Harbour, the following measures will come into effect from Thursday 5th November:

  • The Harbour and Bembridge Boat Storage offices will be closed, but we will be available via email: office@bembridgeharbour.co.uk and office@bembridgeboatstorage.co.uk

  • Regular safety checks of all sites will continue, including checking boats and pontoons.  Please note that in doing so, we do not accept any additional liability beyond that contained in our General Berthing Terms and Conditions.

  • Shower/toilet facilities will be available only to customers who are living on their vessels.

  • Mooring licence holders may periodically undertake safeguarding checks of their vessels, lines and fendering arrangements to a degree reasonably necessary to safeguard their vessel. Such checks should be kept to a minimum and the mooring licence holder must comply with all Government guidance on Covid-19, including social distancing, at all times.

  • Commercial boat movements are subject to operators working in compliance with Government ‘Covid Secure’ guidance.

  • Bembridge Harbour Authority visitor berths will not be available until further notice.
  • The guidance on travel looks clear in that you are not permitted to stay away from your primary residence other than for certain purposes; overnight stays on leisure vessels is banned as before.
     
  • These measures will be reviewed/updated in line with any changes to Government advice.  Please refer to the Harbour website for the latest information, as below.

COVID-19 measures are in place on the pontoons and across the site - safety is our absolute top priority.    

We'd like to thank all our visitors and Harbour users for their patience and understanding throughout the season, and for engaging so readily with the various safety measures and restrictions which have been required.  We look forward to being able to being able to open our offices again as soon as it is deemed appropriate and in the meantime send our best wishes to all.   

Fiona & Malcolm Thorpe
4th December 2020 

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Our 2021 programme of events has now been confirmed and details can be found on the event pages.      

Our nominated charity will once again be The Sophie Rolf Trust - KissyPuppy, for whom our  visitors and Harbour users have helped us raise over £17,600 over the last 3 years. To read about this amazing charity take a look at their page.  

Following a complete upgrade of hard/software during 2019, we now offer FREE WiFi to our visitors. The code can be obtained from the Berthing/Harbour Office on arrival.  

For Facebook followers we will be continuing our monthly Draw to win a night's FREE visitor berth during 2020/21 .... 

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.  

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 ...
Fiona & Malcolm Thorpe