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Situated at the top of Chichester Harbour, Emsworth is popular with sailors, artists, naturalists and walkers. The two tidal millponds to east and west are host to a variety of wild life. 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.

How to get to Emsworth

By Road

Emsworth is on the A259 and is clearly signed from the M27/A27 between Havant and Chichester.

From the North on the A3(M), leave at Junction 2, (signed Emsworth), and follow the B2149/B2148 to the town centre.

By Rail

Emsworth Station is on the South Coast Line in between Southampton and Brighton/London Victoria. It can be reached from London via Havant, Chichester, Southampton or Brighton, changing where appropriate.

Rail - live departure board for Emsworth HERE

By Bus

Service No.700 between Portsmouth and Chichester.

By Boat

There is a deep-water pontoon, as well as a drying jetty closer to the town, with access for three hours or so either side of high water.


Parking in Emsworth

On street parking in the town centre is limited to 45 minutes.

Off Street car parks are located in:

South Street

Up to 1 hour = 40p; up to 2 hours = 80p; up to 4 hours = £1.20; over 4 hours = £4.50 (maximum stay 24 hours)


Palmers Road

Up to 1 hour = 40p; up to 2 hours = 80p; up to 4 hours = £1.20; over 4 hours = £2.50 (maximum stay 24 hours)


Bridge Road