Ventnor Haven

Ventnor Haven

 

Ventnor Haven is located in the town of Ventnor. It provides the only stop-off point along the south coast. You will find a harbour-side cafe, coffee shop, boat builders, boat charter, fish landing stage with fishery outlet and complete with a fish and chip shop.

Navigating the harbour entrance is suitable only in certain weather conditions and tides. On clear and calm days it is one of the best runs round from the Solent. There are a number of races which occur south of St Catherine’s Point to the west and Dunnose Point to the east.

The harbour mouth is approached from the east and is lit after sunset by two fixed navigation lights.  Entry and exit are recommended 2 hours either side of high water only with draught of less than 50cm. Stay close to the southerly markers to avoid sandbanks which form on the northern side of the mouth. Do not attempt to approach in easterly to southerly conditions as swell may occur at the entrance.

View the annual harbour report. For further information email newport.harbour@iow.gov.uk or call 01983 821000.