Take the Chichester channel; on through Itchenor Reach, packed with moorings, and just past the entrance to Birdham Pool and the Chichester Marina you come to the wide open Chichester Lake. The Lake is clear of moorings but it is a bit shallow so you need to check your depth before anchoring. Once all the traffic has passed for the day, it's a beautifully quiet and sheltered place to be. We haven't been ashore here but we have seen others row to the marina waiting pontoon to go ashore. At high tide it would be possible to row onto the beach to the east of the marina, there are public footpaths round this part of the shore.

Guide price : 3.50 harbour dues (2009/2010) :3.60 (2011) :4.00 (2013) (if the harbourmaster picks you out of the hundreds)

Here are descriptions of some lunchtime visits, by boat, to various hostelries in Chichester harbour described by a friend who has a penchant for exploration...

  • OUT TO LUNCH - Bosham (pdf document)
  • OUT TO LUNCH - Dell Quay (pdf document)
  • OUT TO LUNCH - Mill Rythe (pdf document)
  • OUT TO LUNCH - Emsworth Quay (pdf document)
  • OUT TO LUNCH - Prinsted (pdf document)
  • OUT TO LUNCH - Langstone Village (pdf document)
  • OUT TO LUNCH - Burnes Yard (pdf document)

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