Service update – COVID-19
Newport Harbour Office will be closed during the current lockdown period. All communications are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01983 823885.
Newport Harbour/Folly Visitor Moorings
There will be no overnight berthing at Newport Harbour’s visitor pontoons; this includes the Folly visitor pontoon. There will be increased Harbour checks to ensure that all vessels on river moorings and pontoons are safe and secure. The harbour water taxi will be running but on a limited service.
For further information for the water taxi please contact Folly Ventures by emailing email@example.com or call 07974 864 627.
For Odessa Boatyard, Island Harbour and transiting through Cowes Harbour, boat users are advised to visit their respective websites and contact them directly for their most up-to-date information.
Newport Harbour has a statutory duty to maintain an ‘Open Port Policy’ for freedom of navigation and public use. Commercial shipping will continue to operate as usual. The harbour will remain open to any vessel that needs to transit the harbour or access a berth.
Newport Harbour is a small leisure harbour situated in the Island’s county town at the navigable head of the River Medina, some 5 miles south from the port of Cowes.
The harbour is a short, easy walk from the centre of Newport, and a broad range of shops, restaurants and other facilities including cinema and leisure centre are available nearby. Public transport is readily available to other parts of the Isle of Wight, making Newport Harbour a great destination for the sailing family.
To reach Newport Harbour from Cowes proceed down the Medina River. Shallow points are marked by red buoys on the port side and green buoys on the starboard. On the east bank, the approach to Newport Harbour is identified by large white beacons with pairs of horizontal red lights showing at night. When lined up, these beacons bear a course of 192º T and show the approach channel to the harbour.
The harbour dries out completely at Low Water. High Water Spring tides give an average 2.5m depth in the approach channel and at the visitors’ pontoons, but this may increase depending on weather conditions. The Neap high tide depth is 1.8m. It is advised that fin keeled boats should lie against the quay walls south of the visitors’ pontoons.
View the Annual Harbour Report (629KB 13 pages)
Newport Harbour Facilities:
Please note: Boat repairs and gas are available from Odessa Marine boatyard on the west bank and a chandlery is next door at Little London.
Harbour Office, Newport Harbour Office, Town Quay, Newport, PO30 2ED.
Telephone: 01983 823885 (mobile number 07964 207441)