Chichester Harbour is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty that offers seventeen miles of amazing channels to explore by boat. Family friendly and ideal for boaters of all abilities, the harbour and the marina within it, is perfect for nature and bird watching, walking the countryside, or just watching the world go by in peace and tranquillity.
Chichester Marina Guide and Tide Tables 2013
We hope that this guide will help you to get the most out of Chichester Marina and will tell you all you need to know about the location, our onsite facilities and the local tides.
Eating at Chichester Marina
The onsite Spinnaker Restaurant offers a good range of food. Chichester Yacht Club has bar meals and a restaurant and welcomes visiting yachtsmen and women. There are many good places to eat nearby; the Black Horse on Stockbridge Road, just outside the marina, The Crown & Anchor at Dell Quay, The Ship at Itchenor, Blacksmiths at Old Donnington and Crouchers Hotel in Stockbridge Road.
The Galley Stores are on-site for general provisions. Two miles from the marina, Birdham village has a convenience store and post office.
Distance to Chichester
Chichester is a 10-minute taxi ride, or you can wander alongside the Chichester Canal into the historic city to experience its eclectic mix of restaurants and shops.
Chichester Festival Theatre stages many excellent productions. Book tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tel 01243 781312. www.cft.org.uk Visit the stately homes of Uppark, Goodwood House, and Stansted Park. Goodwood Festival of Speed - the world's biggest celebration of motor sport runs each year in June-July. High on the Sussex Downs, Goodwood Racecourse holds regular flat meets from May to October.
We can run Free Flow most days, from March to October, as the tide reaches the level of the marina basin. It is indicated by a flashing orange light.
During Neap Tides Free Flow is not always possible.
Sheltered cruising grounds if the weather is too rough for a trip out on the Solent
Chichester Harbour is ideal for sailors of all abilities. The waters closest to the marina are extremely sheltered and great to practice dinghy sailing. Sailors from Chichester Marina who have paid Chichester harbour dues can visit Langstone Harbour without paying its dues.