Wishing all our Customers and Harbour Users the very best for 2020 and we look forward to welcoming you to Bembridge Harbour. We have some great events lined up, including a new Bembridge Gig Fest ... click here for our 2020 events schedule.
Please be aware that the Duver Marina main visitors' toilet and shower facilities are temporarily closed for repair and refurbishment, ensuring that we can offer customers adequate provision this coming season, ahead of the new facilities block being built. The facilities will reopen by or before the end of March.
Alternative toilets are available at the Duver Marina and there are shower facilities elsewhere in the Harbour with return transport provided on request. There will be a discount on visitor berthing fees during this time - we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.
Our first event of the season will be the Duver Dash on 24th May (5k and Junior charity fun runs), now part of the Isle of Wight Festival of Running. A new Gig Fest for traditional fixed seat rowing boats is all set for 20th and 21st June, and on 27th Rock the Boat will feature music from 60s and 70s. At the very end of July the Family Fun Weekend will include favourites events, plus a Harbour Party and Fireworks Display and we'll round off the season with a Charity Dinner Dance at Bembridge Sailing Club in October. Click on the names to go straight to the event page.
Our 2020 nominated charity is once again The Sophie Rolf Trust - KissyPuppy, for whom our visitors and Harbour users have helped us raise over £17,600 over the last 3 years. Please have a look at their page to read about their amazing work.
The Duver Cafe is currently closed for the winter but will reopen in the Spring. Catherine, Pete and Jo are looking forward to being back in the Harbour and welcoming customers - see the Cafe page for more.
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 ....
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