Island Harbour Marina

Island Harbour Marina from Island Harbour Marina IOW

By: Island Harbour Marina IOW  01/04/2011
Keywords: harbour

 Set in one of the most picturesque riverside locations, Island Harbour is conveniently situated two miles south of Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The peaceful marina offers over 200 berths for annual moorings and visiting yachts, as well as many amenities including a licensed bar and restaurant, a shower block and a laundry room

Other facilities include a chandlery, annual pontoon berths, winter hard standing, boat builders with a repair workshop and a hoist and slip crane.

The stunning setting, sense of space and well appointed facilities combine to make Island Harbour an exceptionally sought after marina.

Set in a beautiful and secluded valley, yet in a central location Island Harbour is the perfect base from which to explore the Island and the Solent. Located in navigable water on the river Medina, the marina is approximately 2 miles upstream from Cowes, just above the Folly reach. As a site of Special Scientific Interest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the marina is home to many species of birds and wildlife. Meadows and woodland copses slope down to the marina।ge. A stroll along the nature trail allows you to fully appreciate the seclusion and tranquillity of the marina site. There are further beautiful country walks and Newport, the county town of the island, with its abundance of pubs, shops and restaurants, can be easily reached by a pleasant walk along the banks of the Medina. The nearby Osborne House built by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria is an easy cycle ride, while Carisbrooke Castle, once one of the finest moated Norman Castles in southern England is situated close to Newport. Island Harbour is also the ideal spot from which to enjoy the islandഷo fantastic music festivals, the Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival. Facilities at the harbour are much improved with a renovated shower block and the instalment of a wireless network. The hard standing areas have also been upgraded and have water and electricity. The pontoons have been refurbished and benefit from fresh water, power, and lighting. In addition, there is extensive, free of charge waterside car parking. The marina has a depth of 2.5 metres following the dredging operation of the lock. Cycling is an easy and scenic way of getting around the island, and we now offer a bike hire service. Bikes are provided with locks and helmets at a rate of ⠰er day, plus a deposit.

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