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It's all here to enjoy – in Emsworth

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

Emsworth Tide Times

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.

For more photos of Emsworth check out  

Emsworth Scenes


"Maisemore Gardens, the Early Years"

A 28 page illustrated A4 booklet outlining the origins and early history of Maisemore Gardens.
Price £5

More information & how to purchase


House Portraits

A pleasing & permanent record of a well loved house ... An attractive visual of your business for letterheads or advertising ...

For more information please visit my website at www.dianagreenwoodmead.co.uk

I also design & print a small range of greetings cards any of which can be personalised for your special occasion.



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Greening Westbourne release: Families plant trees for community orchard   More.


Closure of Natwest Emsworth is anounced  More.


Local Dunkirk Heroes feature in "Forgotten Songs and Stories of the Sea" by Caroline Rochford to be Published at the end of end Month  More.


Community orchard growing fast People in Emsworth and Westbourne are planning to double the size of their new community orchard.    More.


Emsworth Life ONE Day 2017 Calendar – Released The Emsworth Business Association is delighted to announce the release of the Emsworth Life ONE Day Calendar 2017. ‘Emsworth Life – ONE day’ was a monthly photographic competition open to everyone, which aimed to celebrate Emsworth and its wonderful sense of place and community. Capturing Emsworth, its heritage, its people and its day-to-day life.   More.


Emsworth British Food Fortnight A wonderful celebration - The Best Yet Emsworth’s participation in this year’s British Food Fortnight, from 17th September to 2nd October, proved once again Emsworth is a wonderful ‘foodie’ destination and has an amazing community spirit. Three words sum up what this fortnight is all about:   More.


A REAL Thought for Food The culmination of this year’s Emsworth British Food Fortnight featuring the Great British College Lunches, the first Emsworth Beer and Cider Festival and an open air Harvest Festival with the donation of Emsworth’s Food Mountain to the Beacon Food Bank. The weekend also features the A Thought for Food Market a real celebration of Emsworth and local producers with something for everyone – food, wine and entertainment..   More.

The Emsworth Community Seafood Lunch One of the planned highlights of this year’s Emsworth British Food Fortnight was always going to be the Community Seafood lunch and it certainly didn’t disappoint.   More.


Home Start Havant are looking for Additional Trustees - Could you spare 6-8 hours a month? More.

Be part of something, be part of something really pressing As part of British Food Fortnight, Emsworth will be celebrating the glorious British apple and its orchards. Emsworth’s very own Apple Press, hand made by an Emsworth resident, will be situated in St. Peter’s Square onSunday 18th September  More.


ROTARY TO HOST “GET TO KNOW YOU” EVENT The Havant Rotary Club is inviting people living or working in the club’s catchment area of Havant, Emsworth, Rowlands Castle and Hayling Island to an informal “get to know you” event with wine and canapés refreshments.  More.

MONTEZUMA’S ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF AWARD-WINNING EMSWORTH FOOD FORTNIGHT With partnership to promote local and ethical produce.  More.


The Friends of Nore Barn Wood Celebrate the Succesful Conclusion of a Four Year Project The Friends of Nore Barn Woods held a celebration event to mark the successful completion of the Shore Conservation Project.   More.


Solent Way Upgrade Project – Warblington Road to Nore Barn Woods.    More.

Havant Rotary Scalextric Challenge Wows Show Visitors The Havant Rotary Scalextric Challenge was taken up by close to 100 budding Formula One drivers at the Emsworth Show on Bank Holiday Monday 29 August. More.

This Year at The Emsworth British Food Fortnight Emsworth will once again be participating in British Food Fortnight, from 17th September to 2nd October. British Food Fortnight is a wonderful opportunity for Emsworth to showcase its food heritage but more than that it’s about the community coming together to celebrate itself through food.   More.


Havant Rotary Offer Exciting Challenge To Emsworth Show Visitors Havant Rotary is offering an exciting challenge to visitors at the Emsworth Show on Bank Holiday Monday 29 Augus  More.


Looking forward to the Emsworth Show August Bank Holiday will soon be here and this means Emsworth Show time again.  More.


Consultation on Draft Local Plan Housing Statement and Local Plan 2036 Havant Borough Council is consulting local residents and businesses on a Draft Local Plan Housing Statement, which will also form the framework for the emerging Havant Borough Local Plan 2036.  .More..


Work finally to begin on central Emsworth path A path that links one sides of a town in Hampshire is finally set to be repaired after being closed for nearly a year.More.


Local Primary School wins Green Waste Poster Competition. The Woodhorn Group is delighted to announce that Thorney Island Primary School was one of  the three winners of its green waste poster competition for schools.More..

Sponsor scheme launched for community orchard
People in Emsworth and Westbourne are being invited to remember a loved one, or mark a special event, by sponsoring a tree at their new community orchard.More..


Cobstock 7 Wind and rain threatened Cobstock 7 but was frightened away by the warmth of the crowd. .More..



Compassionate Friends Charity local support group The Compassionate Friends Charity have just started a local support group for parents whose child has died at any age and from any cause. More..


Emsworth Celebrates the Queens 90th Birthday Emsworth is gearing up to celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday with a Community Street Party on Sunday 12th June. More..


Successful Surgery Signposter Scheme comes to Havant Following the successful launch of the Surgery Signposter scheme in Gosport, Community First Volunteer Service is now helping recruit volunteers for a medical practice in Havant.More..


Emsworth's Gas Holder has Finally Gone More..


Historic Emsworth pub’s future is safe – says new owner. Punch Taverns sold The Town Brewery in Emsworth to property developer David Roberts last year.  More..

Emsworth & Hayling Island Walking Football Team (E&HIWFC) win their fifth trophy  More..


A Planning Application for Signage on an Historic Building in Emsworth has been Withdrawn.  More..


NATIONS FAVOURITE COSTA COFFEE COMES TO EMSWORTH - Grand Opening at 10am Saturday 30th April  More..

Spring cleaning Westbourne Westbourne was given a spring clean on Sunday 17 April by 21 residents who volunteered to pick up litter across the village. More..


Photos of the St George's Day Parade in Emsworth  More..


Funds boost from Emsworth charity for cancer ultrasound equipment. FUNDRAISERS have presented a hospital with more than £5,000 for ultrasound equipment. More..

Row over plans for signage on historic building in Emsworth.
The proposed images submitted to Havant Borough Council for the signs on Havant Road, Emsworth. Some residents are objecting as it is one of the town's oldest buildings. More..


Good Friday Walk in Westbourne Christians in Westbourne, near Emsworth, walked through the village on Good Friday morning with a large wooden cross, continuing a longstanding local Easter tradition. More..


Oyster boat is subject of exhibition in Emsworth Emsworth Museum's  first exhibition of the year is about a much-loved historic sailing boat.   David Rudkin is the new curator of Emsworth Museum.   He has put together a show on the 10th anniversary of the relaunch of the Oyster Boat Terror. More..


Local Support Group for Bereaved Parents. More..


 EXERCISE IRON GUNNER IS TAKING PLACE 16 Regiment Royal Artillery will take part in Exercise IRON GUNNER which will take place from 13-18 March. This gruelling event will see members of the Regiment cycle 180 miles from Thorney Island to North Luffenham before swimming the equivalent of the 22 mile perimeter of Rutland Water followed by marching back along the 180 mile route to Thorney Island. Over 50 members of the Regiment will take part.. More..


Repair to Damage at Fishbourne Meadow Urgent action had to be taken last week to repair damage done by an inexpert mechanical digger driver at Fishbourne Meadow. More..




 England Coastal Path Consultation Meeting; South Hayling -East Head Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, PO10 7DD     More..


Costa gets green light to open coffee shop in Emsworth Costa Coffee has been told it can open a new branch in Emsworth.     More...


DOG WALKERS VIEWS WANTED People who walk dogs on the Solent coast are being asked to share their likes and dislikes about dog walking in a new online survey.   More...


Costa Coffee in Emsworth An update issued by Emsworth Business Association, Emsworth Residents Association and The Emsworth Forum. More...


Are you keen to clean for the Queen? Help make the borough look majestic in time for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday celebrations, by volunteering a few hours to tidy up a grot spot in your chosen area. More...