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Tucked away in the south east corner of Hampshire on the shore of Chichester Harbour, Emsworth is a quiet and attractive yet vibrant and dynamic town where residents wouldn't live anywhere else and visitors can be sure of  a friendly welcome. 

Emsworth is popular with sailors, artists, naturalists and walkers. The two tidal millponds to east and west are host to a variety of wildlife. Emsworth has a long history connected with oyster fishing and boat building and still boasts traditional shipwrights and chandleries. Its attractive streets are lined with a mixture of architectural styles and high walled gardens and a walk around the town gives a genuine feel for the past, with exceptional harbour views.


Emsworth - Gateway to Chichester Harbour

Chichester Harbour a film produced for The Chichester Harbour Conservancy showing why their stunning harbour is so specialmade by Millstream Productions a full service video production company in Emsworth, Hampshire.

The information pages on this site will show you what Emsworth has to offer; how to find us; the interesting things you can do and find here; activities, restaurants, pubs and accommodation, the history of the town, where to go sailing and walking, interesting places to visit close at hand  and how you can enjoy holidays, short breaks or vacations in summer, autumn, winter and spring. Ideal situation and plenty of activities for children.

How to Find Emsworth

Emsworth Tide Times

Emsworth began as a small Saxon village. Once famous for it's oyster industry,boat building and associated maritime trades it is now the haunt of artists and weekend sailors. Famous residents have included:Sir Peter Blake, -Nicholas Lyndhurst and P.G. Wodehouse.

For more photos of Emsworth check out  
Emsworth in Photos
Emsworth Scenes

"Maisemore Gardens, the Early Years"

A 28 page illustrated A4 booklet outlining the origins and early history of Maisemore Gardens.
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House Portraits

A pleasing & permanent record of a well loved house ... An attractive visual of your business for letterheads or advertising ...

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I also design & print a small range of greetings cards any of which can be personalised for your special occasion.



















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emsworth news


Work to build wall to begin WORK to fix a crumbling wall that forced the closure of a busy footpath will finally take place.. .More...


Harvest celebrations with Emsworth Food Fortnight

A PRESTIGIOUS food event with community at its heart is coming back. . .More...

Emsworth dad completes 100 marathons
HOTELIER Paul Sahota has become a member of an elite club – after running 100 marathons.
What makes Paul’s achievement even more amazing is that he has done the bulk of them in just one year.. .More...


Residents have their say on what they want to see in Emsworth MORE cycle lanes, more free parking, a gym and an indoor swimming pool. .More...

MP to lobby NHS to build new surgery in Emsworth PRESSURE is mounting on the NHS to act now to give a town the health facilities it desperately needs. .More...

Joy as plans to move library are dropped Hampshire County Council has made a U-turn on closing a library and moving it to a community centre. .More...


The Friends of Nore Barn Woods Launch Appeal to complete their work to Protect the Footpath on the Southern side of the Woods Last year the Friends of Nore Barn Woods  completed, very successfully, Phase 2 of their Shoreline Conservation Project to protect the woods from coastal erosion. However, there is still a small length that could not be protected due to lack of funding..More...


Dance away! MORRIS dancers adorned the streets as shoppers celebrated spring.More...


Emsworth Valley Community Transport (EVCT) Needs Volunteers EVCT is a charitable organisation which uses volunteers to transport those not so able to hospital/doctors’/dentists’ appointments and also takes them shopping or on visits to relatives.   


Comedian Hugh Dennis praises Emsworth for raising 15,000 COMEDIAN Hugh Dennis thanked the Emsworth community for raising more than 15,000 for Comic Relief.   More......


Work to Remove the Emsworth Gasholder to begin in May The current gas holder, built in 1934, is to be dismantled by Southern Gas Networks and could eventually make way for new development. The one-acre site, off Palmers Road, has had gas holders ever since 1853 when The Emsworth Gas and Coke Company was formed to provide gas to the people of Emsworth.   More......


Emsworth Museum gallery to take name of much-loved historian Linda Newell A NEW gallery at a museum will be named after a much-loved historian who died suddenly. Warm tributes have been paid to Linda Newell, who was the administrator at Emsworth Museum for the past nine years.  More......


Once again the Sun Shone on the Annual St George's Day parade in Emsworth The day began with the George Regis Jazz Band playing in The Square to the several thousand people packed the centre of Emsworth this morning to watch the parade of men and women from 12 Regt Royal Artillery based on nearby Thorney Island..  More......

Career Change is Icing on the Cake for Local Teacher
Earlier this year, Emsworth teacher Valerie Heritage swapped 15 years in the classroom for the kitchen, after retiring from teaching to become a full-time cake maker and decorator..  More......


Community comes together for annual St George’s Day Parade Thursday 23rd April The community of Emsworth will once again be celebrating St. George’s Day with its annual parade.  More......



Westbourne Community orchard - first meeting  The first meeting of the group setting up a community orchard on the Emsworth/Westbourne border is on Tuesday 21 April, 7.30pm at The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne.   More......

Come aboard and see the sites! Chichester Harbour Conservancy is holding two open days to promote the beautiful and accessible moorings available to let in Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   More..


Christians Together Mark the beginning of Easter Day Over 200 Christians Together In Emsworth gathered on the Emsworth foreshore near Nore Barn Woods at 6am.   More..


Tributes to historian A COMMUNITY has been left in shock after the sudden death of a local historian.   More..


Villagers take part in traditional Good Friday Walk Christians in Westbourne, near Emsworth, walked through the village on Good Friday with a large wooden cross, continuing a longstanding local Easter tradition.  More..


Westbourne Community orchard project launched March 2015 A community orchard on the Emsworth/Westbourne border was launched on Sunday at a cider-tasting evening. More than 30 people gathered to launch the project to set up an orchard on new public open space next to the Redlands Grange housing development in Emsworth..  More..


Emsworth - the UK's First Ever Red Nose Town raises 15,000! From an idea originally thought of by WemsFest, Comic Relief granted Emsworth the mantle of being the UK’s first ever ‘Red Nose Town’ and the we - the community of Emsworth fully embraced the title.  More..


Images of Emsworth, the UK's First Red Nose Town 13th-14th March 2015 HERE


Emsworth Red Nose Town Weekend gets off to a Cracking Start The "Silent Disco" in the Square was packed and live on the BBC's South Today evening News  More..


Cottage hospital will make way for new modern centre Modern health facilities are finally on the way to Emsworth.  More..


Weekly Arts and Craft Market at Emsworth Methodist and Pastoral Centre Shelley’s Creative Arts and Craft Market opens its doors again on Friday 6th March for its fourth year at the Emsworth Methodist Church and Pastoral Centre situated in the Square in Emsworth..  More..


More volunteers are still needed to complete work on a popular footpath in Emsworth. The footpath connects the Havant road, opposite Selangor Avenue, to Nore Barn Woods and Chichester Harbour.  More..  

Free cider tasting event to launch community orchard
A community orchard on the Emsworth/Westbourne border is to be launched with a free cider tasting event on Sunday 29 March.  More..



Emsworth Arts Trail 2015 - Bigger and Brighter than Ever Before This year’s Emsworth Arts Trail is set to be bigger and brighter than ever. Over 150 local artists will showcase their work at fifty-five venues during the last weekend in April and first in May,   More..






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Last Updated:
Sunday July 05, 2015