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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 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 ...

For more information please visit my website at www.dianagreenwoodmead.co.uk

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

























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Historic Emsworth pub’s future is safe – says new owner. Punch Taverns sold The Town Brewery in Emsworth to property developer David Roberts last year.  More..

Emsworth & Hayling Island Walking Football Team (E&HIWFC) win their fifth trophy  More..



A Planning Application for Signage on an Historic Building in Emsworth has been Withdrawn.  More..


NATIONS FAVOURITE COSTA COFFEE COMES TO EMSWORTH - Grand Opening at 10am Saturday 30th April  More..

Spring cleaning Westbourne Westbourne was given a spring clean on Sunday 17 April by 21 residents who volunteered to pick up litter across the village. More..


Photos of the St George's Day Parade in Emsworth  More..


Funds boost from Emsworth charity for cancer ultrasound equipment. FUNDRAISERS have presented a hospital with more than 5,000 for ultrasound equipment. More..

Row over plans for signage on historic building in Emsworth.
The proposed images submitted to Havant Borough Council for the signs on Havant Road, Emsworth. Some residents are objecting as it is one of the town's oldest buildings. More..


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


Oyster boat is subject of exhibition in Emsworth Emsworth Museum's  first exhibition of the year is about a much-loved historic sailing boat.   David Rudkin is the new curator of Emsworth Museum.   He has put together a show on the 10th anniversary of the relaunch of the Oyster Boat Terror. More..


Local Support Group for Bereaved Parents. More..


 EXERCISE IRON GUNNER IS TAKING PLACE 16 Regiment Royal Artillery will take part in Exercise IRON GUNNER which will take place from 13-18 March. This gruelling event will see members of the Regiment cycle 180 miles from Thorney Island to North Luffenham before swimming the equivalent of the 22 mile perimeter of Rutland Water followed by marching back along the 180 mile route to Thorney Island. Over 50 members of the Regiment will take part.. More..


Repair to Damage at Fishbourne Meadow Urgent action had to be taken last week to repair damage done by an inexpert mechanical digger driver at Fishbourne Meadow. More..




 England Coastal Path Consultation Meeting; South Hayling -East Head Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, PO10 7DD     More..


Costa gets green light to open coffee shop in Emsworth Costa Coffee has been told it can open a new branch in Emsworth.     More...


DOG WALKERS VIEWS WANTED People who walk dogs on the Solent coast are being asked to share their likes and dislikes about dog walking in a new online survey.   More...


Costa Coffee in Emsworth An update issued by Emsworth Business Association, Emsworth Residents Association and The Emsworth Forum. More...


Are you keen to clean for the Queen? Help make the borough look majestic in time for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday celebrations, by volunteering a few hours to tidy up a grot spot in your chosen area. More...



Emsworth Arts Trail 2016 - 23rd, 24th April and 30th April, 1st, 2nd May 2016 The South’s art lovers are in for a real treat this spring as Emsworth Arts Trail announces over 160 artists will exhibit in this year’s event.  More...


FAMILY PLANTS FIRST MEMORIAL TREES AT COMMUNITY ORCHARD An Emsworth family have become the first to sponsor trees in a local community orchard, in memory of husband and dad John Shreeve, who died last year.

Emsworth Business Association to support Stonepillow in 2016 The Emsworth Association is delighted to announce that its chosen charity for 2016 will be Stonepillow.   More...


32 (Minden) Bty Royal Artillery Thorney Island Welcome Home Day Event From the end of March 2015, members of 32 (Minden) Bty Royal Artillery deployed to the Falkland Islands until Oct 2015.   More...


Residents brave the rain to recycle Christmas trees in Emsworth More than 100 Christmas trees were recycled at a community event in Emsworth recently.  More...

Costa's Plans for Emsworth Divide the Town A recently submitted planning application by Costas for a change of use for the former Barclays Bank to provide a seventy seat coffee shop has caused an eruption of protest!  More...


Residents in Westbourne shredded up to 100 Christmas trees during their annual recycling event in the village square on Sunday, despite torrential rain  More...


Joyful carol singing around Emsworth’s lobster pot Christmas tree LOOKING out over the harbour in which volunteers risk their lives to save those in danger at sea, the Emsworth community gathered to sing and raise money for a vital charity. More...



Lottery bid to make Emsworth a ‘tourist leader’ to boost economy After bank closures Two of town’s three banks have closed in the past two years but town is hugely succesful at putting on events. Now festival founder is bidding for National Lottery cash to make Emsworth a maritime destination promoting its history. More...


Can any Emsworth people or businesses help for a good cause?   More...


Emsworth gets its own lob-star at Christmas lights switch-on THE lob-star shone brightly as a community gathered in their hundreds to usher in the festive season.  More...

A community orchard is taking root after volunteers planted their first apple trees in a field on the Hampshire/West Sussex border.  More...



Poppy collection tin stolen from Emsworth church An Emsworth church has launched an appeal for help after thieves stole a poppy collection tin filled with donations for the Royal British Legion.    More...

Friday 13th November proved a lucky day for Southbourne as 400 tiny trees were planted in our tree nursery the first stage of the Green Ring. The saplings, provided by the Woodland 'Trust, will be nurtured until  sites around the village are available for planting.    More...





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Last Updated:
Thursday May 19, 2016