New fingers installed along the Duver Marina visitors' pontoon allow for direct access onto the main pontoon, enabling safe social distancing. Limited rafting is still available on request with consent, booked in advance, for family groups/social bubbles.
Information on current opening times for a selection of local restaurants as well as Brading Haven Yacht Club and Bembridge Sailing Club is available here.
COVID-19 measures are in place on the pontoons and across the site - safety is our absolute top priority. A 2m social distancing policy is in place and we ask that all visitors to the site please respect this policy for the safety of our staff, customers and harbour users.
One person only at a time please in the Berthing Office / Galley Locker and office areas after hand sanitisation, and we are now requiring face coverings to be worn (unless exempt). Our staff are all here to help, but please remember to keep your distance.
The Harbour Office is open (Mon-Frid 0900-1700) and berthing staff are on site 7 days a week.
The Duver Marina visitors' toilet and shower facilities were completely refurbished over the winter and are open, with COVID-19 safety measures in place, for the use of berth holders and visiting boats only.
The Water Taxi is currently available to berth holders and Harbour customers only from 0900-1700. Covid-19 safety measures are in place on board and passenger numbers are limited to enable 2m social distancing. Mid-Harbour berth holders requiring access to their boat outside these hours (and subject to tidal constraints), should please contact the Berthing Team before 1200 on any given day for assistance (01983 872828 ext 1).
The Harbour and/or BBS can be contacted by email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Our overall operation will inevitably be affected by restrictions resulting from the Pandemic, and we thank you for your patience and understanding - our wish is to see safe recreational marine activities being enjoyed safely.
Fiona & Malcolm Thorpe
24th September 2020
With this year's programme of events curtailed by the Coronavirus pandemic, we are now working on next year's dates, which will be announced shortly ...
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. With fundraising events all cancelled this year, we will be contining our support in 2021. 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