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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

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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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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..


Competition Time at Sue Foster Interiors! Sue Foster Interiors are giving away the items in their window display!    More..


Big laughs in store in Emsworth with Red Nose town fun


The Richmond Arms scoops national business innovation award Sussex pub that has found a novel way to extend its food offer has won a leading industry business innovation award. The Richmond Arms, in West Ashling near Emsworth. has been named winner of Business Innovation of the Year at the Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2015   More..


Emsworth library - Move to the Community Centre Approved On Monday (19th January) the Executive Member for Culture, Recreation and Countryside, Councillor Keith Chapman, agreed that Emsworth library will move from its current location in Emsworth to the Emsworth Community Association building in Emsworth before the lease on the current library building expires in 2018.   More..


Emsworth and District 28, A New Service Due to cutbacks the current timetable has changed and this has left a lot of our community without regular bus services.   More..


Community Christmas Day in Emsworth  Christmas Day at Hewitt’s in South Street, Emsworth had a real party atmosphere as 37 guests and volunteers arrived for a day of festive celebration.   More..


EMSWORTH LIBRARY RE-LOCATION AN UPATE Jean Tier, the Community Association  trustee managing the initial phase of the project To re-locate the library in the Community Centre outlined the current position at a meeting on Friday evening, 9th January.  More..


TREEMENDOUS RECYCLING EVENT Residents in Westbourne shredded 120 Christmas trees during their annual recycling event in the village square on Sunday.  More..

Formal unveiling of library plan It is still unclear exactly what form the revised proposals for the relo­cation of Emsworth's library from St Peter's Square to the Community Centre off North Street would take, but the Emsworth Commu­nity Association (ECA) — which runs the cen­tre — is due to hold a 'members and supporters evening' this month (on 9 January at 6.3opm), when revisions will be unveiled.  More..


Blue Bell landlord Giles Babb & Alan Mak launch Next Generation Network Launching on Thurs 29 Jan 2015, the Next Generation Network will, for the first time, bring together young professionals & business owners in Emswroth and beyond aged 25-40 to network, accelerate their careers, and do good in the community.   More..


Nore Barn Woods Hedgerow Project On Saturday 6th December, a Hedgerow Management Workshop was held in Nore Barn Woods.  More..


Emsworth to be the UK's First Ever Red Nose Town WemsFest is delighted to be working with Emsworth Business Association having been granted permission by Comic Relief to temporarily recognise Emsworth as the UK's First Ever Red Nose Town.  More..


Big-hearted residents commit to monthly food bank collections
THE huge success of Emsworth’s Food Fortnight has led to a big boost for a local food bank.  More..

Council tells Emsworth coach firm to find new premises
THE director of a coach company says he may be forced to close his business after a council told him to move.  More..


Thorney Island Scout Group Opens up the Adventure for the Military Community Thorney Island Scout Group opens up the adventure for military community; 6 to 10 year olds from military families stationed at Thorney Island have a new opportunity to taste adventure with the opening of the Thorney Island Scout Group. More..

Commemoration at Warblington Cemetery – November 30, 2014
Throughout 2014, many countries from all over the world have held their ceremonies to honour the memory of all those who lost their lives in war since 1914.  More..

Bourne Quilters Support Local Charities  On Monday 1st December, Emsworth-based Bourne Quilters held their AGM, during which donations were handed over to five local charities. This money was raised from sales at their quilt show in July .More..

Emsworth’s Christmas Lights are Switched on On Friday evening,  in total antithesis to the rest of the country which seemed to be engaged with the crazy hunt for bargains on "Black Friday" as witnessed by the scenes on our television screens..More..

Plaque to remember war dead is unveiled
A PLAQUE to remember those who have died in combat since 1914 has been unveiled at Warblington Cemetery..More.. 


Appeal withdrawn for development of boatyard site THE battle to save a boatyard from being demolished and flats built in its place has been won – for now. .More..

No decision yet on plan to relocate town library
RESIDENTS will have to wait until January to get news on the future of their library.More..

Southbourne and Emsworth Community Christmas Free Christmas day event for residents of Emsworth, Nutbourne, Prinsted and Southbourne More..


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..





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Last Updated:
Friday March 27, 2015