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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.

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Kyabirwa Primary School Volunteer Project 

Kyabirwa School Volunteer Project is a community based initiative (CBO) near Jinja in Uganda which offers a safe, happy, inexpensive and reliable volunteering experience to any kind hearted English speaking person who feels inspired to come and help us 







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Business Association Anounce their Programme for the Festive Season Christmas in Emsworth 2014 Well known for its independent shops and highly regarded restaurants, Christmas events in Emsworth this year will once again highlight what a unique place it is.More..


A Conversation with Alan Mak Alan Mak was found having a drink (diet coke) in the Coal Exchange this morning before meeting Giles Babb, Chairman of the Emsworth Business association, in the Blue Bell for lunch. Alan, the recently selected Tory candidate for the Havant Parliamentary constituency is in the process of familiarising himself with Emsworth, its businesses and residents.More..

Campaigners step up fight against flats plan for Dolphin Quay in Emsworth 
CAMPAIGNERS believe they have a chance at saving a former boat yard ahead of a public inquiry about plans for turning it into flats. More..

Emsworth launches neighbourhood plan survey THE first major step in developing Emsworth’s neighbourhood plan has begun.More..



Emsworth - Winner of the Second Annual Bring Home the Harvest awards. The competition run by the STelegraph in association with British Food Fortnight, aculminated in a lavish harvest festival celebration at Birmingham cathedral, attended by the Duchess of Cornwall. More..



Alan Mak wins selection in Havant Havant Conservatives have selected Alan Mak as their candidate for the 2015 general election.  More..


Emsworth's first ever community apple juice pressing! A fantastic day in Emsworth yesterday day with crowds of people and over 300kg of apples pressed to created Emsworth's first community apple juice. More..


Watch the Video of Emsworth British Food FortnightMore..



Controversial Development goes to Appeal The Dolphin Quay site at the eastern entrance to Emsworth once home to Dolphin Quay Boatyard and Dolphin Quay Antiques has stood vacant for several years.More..


Green Roots Nursery Celebrates 1st Birthday Southbourne based nursery, Green Roots are celebrating their 1st Birthday with a party at the nursery on Saturday 11th October 2014 from 10am until 12 noon.More..



Emsworth National Apple Day Market Be part of something, be part of something really pressing...”More..


British Food Fortnight 20th September 5th October A wonderful celebration of food The last two weeks have seen the pretty coastal town of Emsworth fully take part in British Food Fortnight and celebrate its food heritage with a wonderful range of diverse food related events.More..


Emsworth and Southbourne District Community Christmas This Christmas in Emsworth you don’t have to be alone. Members of the local community in the Emsworth, Southbourne and district are coming together on Christmas day to offer companionship, laughter, festive food and entertainment for anyone on their own on that day.More..



“A Boost of Kindness” The Emsworth British Food Fortnight Food Mountain One of the aims of the Emsworth British Food Fortnight is to appeal to and to encompass the whole community. As part of this we intend to build a ‘Food Mountain’ as part of the Inter-denominational Harvest Festival Service in St. Peter’s on Sunday 5th October and to donate it to the Beacon Food Bank.More..




Emsworth British Food Fortnight Enters its Second week A continues feast for the senses - music, film, and food but mainly food, the Emsworth British Food Fortnight continues todayMore..



Emsworth Set to Lose One its Two Remaining Banks  Following the closure of the Lloyds Branch at the end of last month Barclays have announced that their Emsworth branch will close on Friday 13th  December.More..


Community Comes Together for a Charity Quiz and Supper Once again Emsworth came together to raise money for charity and had a jolly good time doing so.More..


Emsworth British Food Fortnight 20th September – 5th October Education, Education, Education! Conrad Hilton, when asked what was the most import aspect of his famous Hotel groups’ success replied ‘location, location, location’. What he perhaps missed was the importance of his staff, the catering trade is after all about people. More..


CELEBRATION OF OLDER PEOPLE ‘SILVER SUNDAY’ – 5 OCTOBER 2014 Community First HEH is delighted to be taking part in Silver Sunday on Sunday 5 OctobeMore..


FIVE STAR SERVICE HELPS COUPLE SECURE DREAM HOME AT REDLANDS GRANGE Recently awarded the maximum 5 stars by the HBF (Home Buyers Federation)* for Bloor Homes’ commitment to quality customer service , it should come as no surprise that it was exceptional support from the sales team which helped local couple Andy and Kate Postles secure their dream home at the developers Redlands Grange site in Emsworth. More..


A Boost of Kindness’Emsworth British Food Fortnight 20th September – 5th October It has often been said that ‘the French live to eat whereas the British eat to live’; whether this is true or not, the common link is food  More..

Celebration time for Emsworth butcher
A FAMILY butchers in Emsworth will celebrate 90 years in business, by getting involved with Emsworth British Food Fortnight.  More..


Thanks from Dunreyth Alpacas, Funtington Dunreyth Alpacas was created when we stumbled across alpaca farming several years ago after being made redundant from our jobs as senior nurses at a local private hospital.   More..


Family Butcher celebrates 90 years on the High Street Coinciding with Emsworth British Food Fortnight (20th September - 5th October), H. H. Treagust & Sons Ltd, is celebrating 90 years on Emsworth High St a remarkable achievement in these days of out of town shopping centers and Internet shopping.   More..


Emsworth, Bringing Home the Harvest. Emsworth British Food Fortnight 20th September – 5th October Emsworth is delighted to be participating in this year’s British Food Fortnight, the annual celebration of British food organised by Love British Food.    More..



Save Emsworth library Emsworth’s centre is losing important services. Lloyds Bank has closed, as did the adjacent Hutchins beforehand. Now the library is in danger.   More..


Hurry !!!!! Special 5.00 offer ends this Sunday ! The special deal whereby you can buy tickets to virtually every WemsFest event for just 5.00 a piece ends this Sunday 31 August.    More..


‘Emsworth Library provides excellent value’ - readers hit back at proposed move   A BUSY library under threat of being moved to a community centre offers value for money as a public service, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.   More..


Emsworth British Food Fortnight Programme Launched at the Annual Emsworth Show The Fortnight was conceived in response to the fact that, although there are numerous food initiatives and events taking place across the UK, there was no overall flagship scheme to bring them to the public’s attention.  More..


Chichester Harbour – a hive of activity Chichester Harbour Conservancy’s long-term Harbour Honey project has reached its first milestone.  A colony of bees that has been resident on Thorney Island since last summer, has produced enough surplus honey to allow over 40lbs to be collected by beekeeper Colin Falla.  More..


ORGANISERS have been forced to call off a charity dragon boat race. The race was due to take place on Emsworth’s Mill Pond on Sunday morning. More..

Lillywhite Bros Ltd. Celebrate 65 years of Trading This year sees 65 years since Joe, Bob, Len and Charlie started trading in Queen Street in 1949. More..



It’s back! Make a date for dragon racing day VISITORS are in for a fun-packed weekend with the best of local produce and a dragon boat race. More...

Special offer for world music and arts festival tickets
TICKETS for a world music and arts festival that straddles two counties are now on sale.  More...


Campaign against plans to move Emsworth library PLANS to move Emsworth’s library out of its historic centre have been criticised. More...


EMSWORTH’S OYSTERS PROJECT WINS HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND SUPPORT Emsworth Maritime & Historical Trust, working in partnership with Chichester Harbour Conservancy, has received 28,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project “Emsworth’s Oysters”. More...


Schools enjoy Chichester Harbour Lots of schools have been experiencing the special environment of Chichester Harbour this month  More...


TOPICAL radio discussion show Any Questions will be broadcast live from a church. The show, which is on BBC Radio 4, will go out from St James’ Church, Emsworth, on July 25.  More...


Landmark decision gives power to people of Emsworth SLEEVES are being rolled up as people prepare to have more say on what happens to their town. More...


PLANS for 125 new homes and a wetland area could be a ‘golden opportunity’ to stop flooding in Emsworth. EMSWORTH town centre has suffered a blow with the announcement that Lloyds bank is pulling out.  For more than a century, the bank has had a presence in the historic Square. More...


EMSWORTH town centre has suffered a blow with the announcement that Lloyds bank is pulling out.  For more than a century, the bank has had a presence in the historic Square. More...


Fun in the sun for village   Around 100 villagers in Westbourne, near Emsworth, turned to pedal and foot power yesterday for their annual Family Fun Ride and Stride.  More...


Queen’s Birthday Honours: Emsworth conservationist wins MBE BROOK Meadow is a tranquil oasis just a few yards away from a noisy, busy road.More...

Work starts on new 1.7m Emsworth church 
Work to build a new 1.7m church at the gateway to Emsworth has startedMore...

Last Chance for a Blast ! Can you take us over the magical 2000 visitor figure? With just 3 days to go can you help us reach a milestone of visitor figures to the Blast from the Past exhibition ? Open 2pm to 6pm  More...

Teamwork To Repair Scenic Coastal Path   Chichester Harbour Conservancy’s Volunteer Rangers team was joined last week by soldiers from 12 Regiment Royal Artillery based at Baker Barracks, Thorney Island, to repair a section of scenic coastal path.   . More...




Debate starts on future of historic Emsworth oyster boat Terror EMSWORTH’S last surviving oyster boat could be handed over to the community in a bid to boost tourism.



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Last Updated:
Friday November 21, 2014