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Emsworth

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Southleigh Road
Emsworth
Hampshire
PO10 7TE

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Emsworth

Emsworth, with its narrow streets, Georgian houses and walled gardens, is a picturesque fishing village popular with sailors, artists, naturalists and walkers.

Situated east of Havant and Hayling Island at the top of Chichester harbour, its past and present are linked with the sea.  

Emsworth is now mainly a yachting town but has Saxon origins and in the Middle Ages was a busy port. Emsworth’s history is connected with oyster fishing and boat building and the town still has traditional shipwrights and chandleries.

The nearest beaches are at West Wittering or the blue flag award winning Hayling Island Beachlands. Walkers can enjoy the views around the tidal mill ponds to the east and west, on the shoreline and through Brook Meadow while nature lovers can revel in the variety of visiting and native wildlife. 

Migrating birds visit the salt marsh on Emsworth’s foreshore every year and several conservation groups are dedicated to protecting the natural environment.

Emsworth also has tempting pubs and restaurants and a wide selection of specialist shops.

Emsworth resident PG Wodehouse used many local place names for characters in his novels and you can find out more about the town’s literary connections at the Emsworth Museum.  Nearby attractions include Staunton Country Park and The Spring arts centre in Havant.

What's Nearby

  1. The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre

    The Spring has a broad programme of entertainment including theatre shows, music, comedy nights,...

    2.1 miles away
  2. Langstone Adventure Rowing

    Row the only Cornish Pilot Gigs in Hampshire! Six-oared boats providing safe, stable rowing for all...

    2.35 miles away
  3. Stansted Park

    Stansted Park is home to stunning weddings, forest walks, afternoon teas and some of the best...

    2.57 miles away
  4. Staunton Country Park

    Discover tropical glasshouses, gardens, friendly farm animals and 1000 acres of parkland with...

    2.73 miles away
  1. Dunreyth Alpacas

    Peta and Bruce live in an idyllic setting . They are located 7 miles north of Chichester on the...

    3.14 miles away
  2. Chichester Harbour

    Chichester Harbour is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty including the harbour and surrounding...

    4.14 miles away
  3. Station Theatre, Hayling Island

    Entertainment all year round.

    4.96 miles away
  4. East Head West Wittering


    One of the fastest moving sand and shingle spits in the United Kingdom

    East Head, in West...

    5.04 miles away
  5. West Wittering Beach

    West Wittering is situated on the western coast of the Selsey Peninsula and has a large expanse of...

    5.16 miles away
  6. Funland Amusement Park

    Real seaside fun for all the family. Funlands Amusement Park is situated right next to the Blue...

    5.21 miles away
  7. Hayling Seaside Railway

    The Hayling Seaside Railway runs from Beachlands to Eastoke - fun for all.

    5.22 miles away
  8. Hayling Island Beach


    Hayling Island has over 3 miles of beaches along the seafront facing the Solent and many more...

    5.32 miles away
  9. Fishbourne Roman Palace

    Remains of the largest Roman domestic residence in Britain. Beautiful mosaics, museum, audio visual...

    5.33 miles away
  10. Butser Ancient Farm

    Butser Ancient Farm, nestled within the Southdowns National Park, is a wonderful outdoor space...

    6.03 miles away
  11. Hilsea Lido

    Open-air swimming pool and splash pool.

    6.34 miles away
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