Huge thanks to everyone who attended our Family Fun Weekend at the end of July and hope you enjoyed it despite the somewhat unfriendly weather (we did!) - a report and image gallery can be found on the event page.
We are all looking forward to Oktoberfest on Saturday 22nd September (in September as the tradition of German beer festivals dictates!). Held for the first time last year it will once again be a feast of local fare, Island-made beers and ales, and lively local bands - Jukebox Jazz Trio and All Washed Up. See the event page for more info.
Update: The Causeway/Mill pathway is now fully open. Work on the property being renovated continues so there may be occasion when the pathway is closed temporarily for health and safety reasons such as when large materials being delivered.
Despite a chilly and frustratingly persistent breeze, Jazz on the Quay (on Saturday 16th June), wsa greatly enjoyed by more than 350 jazz enthusiasts, the new line-up of bands proving hugely popular. Many thanks to Sydenhams for the loan of 2 large heaters which kept the marquee beautifully cosy for those not keeping themselves warm on the dance floor! An event report and image gallery can be found at: Jazz on the Quay.
The new Duver Cafe is proving popular, with their mouth-watering breakfast rolls, spectacular homemade cakes and delicious fresh coffees proving hard to resist - it's well worth a visit!
Our 2018 nominated charity is The Sophie Rolf Trust - KissyPuppy, for whom we will be fundraising throughout the year. In 2017 we raised over £4,000 so it would fantastic to beat that total this year. Please have a look at their page to read about the wonderful work they are doing.
For Facebook followers we will be continuing our monthly Draw to win a night's FREE visitor berth during 2018 ....
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