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Bembridge
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Bembridge

Latitude: 50º 41'N
Longitude: 01º 05'W
Country: England

Ownership: Mr & Mrs M Thorpe
Type: Private
Usage: Leisure, Fishing
Contact name: Malcolm Thorpe
Address: Harbour Office, The Duver, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33 1YB
Telephone no: 01983 872828
E-mail: thorpemalcolm@btconnect.com
Website: www.bembridgeharbour.co.uk


About Bembridge

Bembridge Harbour is located on the East side of the Isle of Wight offering easy access to the Solent, Britain's premier yachting area. It is a large natural, sheltered picturesque harbour whose entrance is restricted by the tides.

Bembridge Harbour is home to two sailing clubs - the Bembridge Sailing Club (01983 872237) which was founded in 1886, and the Brading Haven Yacht Club (01983 873911). Both clubs support all year round sailing activities and welcome visiting yachts to their clubhouses. The Harbour owns and manages 800+ moorings that include the thriving marina at the west end of the Harbour [Bembridge Marina] for seasonal residents whereas all visitors are directed to the Duver pontoon where there is an average of 2m MLWS depth. The Fishermens’ pontoon is principally for commercial users and the Selwyn pontoon caters for owners who have smaller craft generally.

There are several boatyards within the Harbour.

Although first time visitors need to take care when entering the entrance channel, the channel has been recently re-buoyed and is dredged throughout the year. For boats with a 2m draught, access is generally 2 hours either side of high water.

Several commercial fishing craft work out of the Harbour – who together with the local Bembridge Angling Club, provide the ability for fishing trips.

The Harbour was purchased by Fiona and Malcolm Thorpe in December 2011 who have been investing in dredging and new pontoons; there is a constant investment programme of improvements.


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