Isle of Wight Council

Newport Harbour

Folly Moorings

There are three visitor pontoons in the Medina River near the Folly Inn. One is a walk ashore and the other two are in mid-river. All are run by the Folly Berthing Master.

Permanent moorings are available, please contact Newport Harbour for information on these, our contact details can be found in the contact tab above, to email us use the 'send a message to this service' also found in the contact tab above.


The walk ashore pontoon has water and electricity, showers and toilets are accessible 24 hours-a-day at the Folly Inn.

A public slipway is available for launching to the South of the Folly Inn and is very popular for launching and recovering small craft, with the inn itself being very accommodating with parking. However, users should be aware of a possible strong cross current on the lower end of the slipway on the ebb tide.

There is also a scrubbing berth available nearby.

The Folly Inn is well known for its table dancing (Saturday nights normally) but has a lot more to offer. They have their own walk ashore pontoon taking you straight to the pub - this needs to be booked in the sailing season - as well as moorings in the centre of the river. They have a good kitchen, large dining area both inside and out, and offer a variety of ales. They get very busy in the season so it is advised to contact them in advance both to arrange a mooring and book a table. They are a favourite destination for rallies.

If you wish to travel from East Cowes or Cowes to the Folly Inn, the Folly Waterbus is available on VHF Ch 77 or mobile: 07974 864627.

Call VHF Ch 72 Call Sign ‘Folly Launch’ when passing port hand marker No. 10 for berthing instructions.

Folly Moorings, River Medina, Isle of Wight

Telephone: 07884 400046