About Emsworth

Emsworth still conjures up a taste of old rural England, with a wide variety of specialist shops, ranging from fine antiquesEmsworth Square and a specialist vinal record shop, two independent butchers, a bakers and a fruit and green grocers. - and you can of course buy locally caught fresh fish in the fishmongers. If you want it you can normally find it in Emsworth which enjoys the highest shopper approval rating of all the Borough's centres and iin a national survey of towns and cities carried out in by The New Economics Foundation in 2006, Emsworth came 6th in the list of independent and distinctive towns in the UK

Pubs and Restaurants Emsworth's many public houses are either in, or within easy reach of The Square. The town has eight pubs, some dating back to the early 18th Century. The town's six restaurants offering a variety of cuisines to suit all tastes and pockets. Additionally, five cafés provide a range of inexpensive meals and beverages.

Industry For such a small town (population 9,492 in 2011) Emsworth has a wide range of industries. Whilst the largest source of employment is in the service sector, notably leisure and tourism, manufacturing is represented by furniture making, The Zen Furniture Workshop and includes an aluminum anodizing company, Tintec Anodising Ltd, with the longest anodizing tank in the UK as well as a number of IT service companies.

Emsworth - Dolphin Creek

The Harbour
The harbour is a good reason for visiting Emsworth throughout the year, but especially in spring and summer when the sheltered, almost landlocked, Chichester Harbour provides an ideal summer base for sailors and windsurfers of all levels. The views from the foreshore to the Downs and to Hayling Island and Thorney Island are a superb backdrop to the activity on the water.

Emsworth pontoon landing stage




Situated in the south east corner of Hampshire on the West Sussex Border and shore of Chichester Harbour Emsworth is located close to the A3M and South Coast Trunk road and is within a short driving distance of both Portsmouth and Chichester.

How to get to Emsworth

The Coal Exchange, Emsworth