We have some great events lined up over the season, the first of which - the inaugural Duver Dash (5k and Junior charity fun runs) - took place on 26th May, with over 100 partipants. In June Rock the Boat, featuring music from 60s and 70s was great fun and saw a record attendance of over 400. Next on the list is our regular Family Fun Weekend - Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August, which this year includes a Harbour Party. Click on the names to go straight to the event page.
A formal fundraising evening to be held at Brading Haven Yacht Club on 21st September will, like all our events, be 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 proved hugely popular last year and new operators Jo and Cat are now serving up delicious fresh coffee, breakfast rolls and homemade cakes, and there's a new seating area overlooking the Harbour.
We are delighted, that following a complete upgrade of hard/software, we can 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