We've had some great events this season, the first of which - the inaugural Duver Dash (5k and Junior charity fun runs) - took place in May, with over 100 partipants. June's Rock the Boat, featuring music from 60s and 70s was great fun and saw a record attendance of over 400, and the Family Fun Weekend at the beginning of August, with the addition of a Harbour Party was definitely one to remember! Click on the names to go straight to the event page.
The final event of the season, our inaugural Bembridge Harbour Charity Ball on 21st September at Brading Haven Yacht Club, was a wonderful occasion and like all our events, was 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, under new operators this year, has proved hugely popular and they are staying open 6 days a week (closed on Wednesdays) until at least the end of October - this is weather dependent so please check their Facebook page if conditions are inclement. Well done to Cat, Jo and Peter for a great season.
Following a complete upgrade of hard/software at the start of this season, 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 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.
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