Emsworth is a beautiful small town lying at the top of a channel in Chichester Harbour, nestled between the South Downs and the sea.
A picturesque old fishing village, Emsworth has an old-world charm. With its narrow streets, Georgian houses, walled gardens and mill pond, it is an attractive place both to live or visit.
The small town is a great place to walk around. With several architectural styles, interesting antique shops, gift shops and independent food shops, there’s lots to see.
Close to beaches
Watersports in the harbour
The harbour is great all year round, but in spring and summer, sheltered and almost landlocked, it’s an ideal base for sailors and windsurfers of all levels. And the views to the South Downs, Hayling Island and Thorney Island, provide a superb backdrop.
Great for shoppers
Within easy reach of Chichester, Portsmouth and Southampton, a shopping day can easily be arranged from Emsworth. Head to Chichester for a mix of high street and independent retailers, to Portsmouth for a designer bargain at Gunwharf Quays, or to Southampton’s West Quay for more choice.
Emsworth itself has a wide variety of specialist shops, ranging from fine antiques and a specialist vinyl record shop, two independent butchers, a bakers and a fruit and green grocers. You can also of course, buy locally caught fish from the fishmongers.
Eating and drinking
There’s a lot of choice when it comes to eating and drinking out in Emsworth. You can enjoy a meal in one of the five excellent restaurants, a quiet drink in one of the nine pubs, or a coffee and cake in one of the five cafes. And with plenty of options when it comes to purchasing fresh produce, you could never go hungry or thirsty.
Not far from the M27 and with good bus and rail links to nearby cities, Emsworth is perfect for commuters.
Emsworth Museum: A museum dedicated to preserving, recording and telling the story of the town and its locality http://emsworthmuseum.org.uk/
The Greenhouse Café: Enjoy a cuppa or some food in the fabulous courtyard looking out onto St Peter’s Square https://greenhousecafe.co.uk/
Harbour Records: A paradise for vinyl lovers in the heart of Emsworth https://www.harbour-records.co.uk/