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Weather & Tides
Tuesday - Light Cloud
Maximum: 15C, Minimum: 10C
Wind: 4mph Easterly, Visibility: Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:44 BST, Sunset: 17:49 BST
Wednesday - Light Cloud
Maximum: 15C, Minimum: 10C
Wind: 8mph West South Westerly, Visibility: Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:46 BST, Sunset: 17:48 BST
Thursday - Light Cloud
Maximum: 15C, Minimum: 10C
Wind: 10mph West South Westerly, Visibility: Very Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:47 BST, Sunset: 17:46 BST

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Situated on the River Lavant on the South Downs the Roman City of Chichester is one of the area’s most popular tourist destinations. The wealth of historic sites in and around the City make it ideal for short breaks or long stays. Either way visitors will never run short of things to see and do. With twenty-seven miles of navigable water within the surrounding countryside it is a virtual paradise for the yachting and boating fraternity. As you would imagine the marinas are world class with facilities that cover practically every need you may have, from shower blocks to laundrette, clubhouse to restaurant not to mention 24hr marine services. It is no wonder one of the marinas has earned Five Gold Anchors - the Yacht Harbour Association's most coveted award.

The town itself is a fascinating, vibrant hub packed with exciting shops, friendly cafes, fine restaurants and cosy pubs. The attractions are almost overwhelming; with historic buildings everywhere you look. Chichester also prides itself on the quality of its entertainment with music being top of the list. From classical to rock you’ll find every kind of music, with the calendar highlight being Chichester’s famous jazz festival.

The surrounding countryside is idyllic with abundant heritage sites and parklands to explore. Outward-bound types will have a proverbial field day whilst naturalists and ornithologists will leave feeling qualified to write an entire book on their chosen hobbies. Whatever your interest or age Chichester has something to offer you. It is no wonder so many visitors return time and time again.
Comments (26)
17/06/2016 @ 10:32 pm
Barry Turner (from Lytham)
Come on guys, when are you updating the Chichester harbour guide?
10/06/2016 @ 1:12 pm
Ship of Fools
Ate at the Crab and Lobster, all I can say is FANTASTIC!! Highly recommended
11/10/2014 @ 9:21 am
Harbourguides Crew
The well-known and loved Chichester based company Opal Marine has sadly gone into liquidation.
Loss of revenue due to being undercut by outside contractors was blamed for the company’s failure.
Another sad loss of a long established marine business.
19/09/2013 @ 1:01 pm
Tony and Guy one of the friendliest salons i have been in for a long tíme.
Good haircut also.
13/08/2013 @ 8:45 am
The Jones's
Millstream Hotel is amazing, and in a nice quite Village.
10/08/2013 @ 10:29 pm
Bill and Susan
Crouchers Restaurant walking distance from Chichester Marina, good food and excellent rooms if needing stopover.
31/07/2013 @ 8:15 am
Juan(just visiting)
Faboulos time at Choirizo.
14/07/2013 @ 10:36 am
Needed a car for a week whilst boat was being seen to, found Blakes Garage ( car hire ) on site very good.
25/06/2013 @ 8:37 am
Carol Barnsley
Had a good night out at Marco's last night .
16/02/2013 @ 12:51 pm
Richard R
Semi retired from managerial positions, looking for part time job, very fit and active ! Fully flexible. Any suggestions ?
16/02/2013 @ 8:31 am
Took your advice Susan & Partner,had the Belly Pork at Marwicks last night.
It was perfect in size and taste,and as you can see they are in the guide.Thanks
13/02/2013 @ 9:58 am
Can anyone suggest a good masseuse for weary muscles around this area?
07/02/2013 @ 12:22 pm
Susan & Partner
Had a lovely meal at Marwicks (MILLSTREAM HOTEL)last night,would be worth you checking it out for your site.
24/01/2013 @ 11:20 pm
Hanson family
We too are seriously considering moving our boat (Contessa) to Chichester this year. Although the low costs are only a minor factor,they are another one of the plus points. We chartered a yacht here last summer (2012) as our boat was berthed in Palma. We did miss the sunshine, but the sailing in Chichester is far superior. We will be making the long journey back in early June..The Meds not all its cracked out to be.
24/01/2013 @ 8:48 am
Gaz Horning
Just noticed Bens post on this comment section. We (my family) visited Chichester for the first time last year also, and we too are looking for a berth for our Beneteau 36. We think this area is probably the best value for money sailing in the UK. Ok it dries out...So what.. there are so many destinations nearby, we cant wait to get there, and are in the process of planning our Summer holiday now.
PS, We will obviously using your guide.
23/01/2013 @ 10:14 am
Was down visiting friends last week and they suggested staying at The Chichester Park Hotel, due to the fact their boat was in storage for the winter.
Anyway, all i can say is great facilities and location just outside of town.
Ideal for exploring the area and they also have a pool which was handy for New
Years resolutions not going astray due to the weather.
The friends in question use your site on a regular basis, so they trusted your judgement .Well done.
23/01/2013 @ 9:10 am
Lez and Sarah
Just discovered your site as we are relocating our boat to Chichester this summer..I see you have Spencers restaurant on here..We ate here a few years ago and it was fantastic..will be going again when we return.
20/01/2013 @ 4:22 pm
Baz and Tracy
Got a sprayhood from C& J Marine..Top class thanks!
17/01/2013 @ 9:49 am
Thomas (FR)
Just had lunch at El Castizo yesterday,amazing and reasonably priced .
Merci Beaucoup.
20/12/2012 @ 6:45 pm
Chichester local
Hello Ben, great choice, this really is a great cruising area. I have sent emails to Harbourguides and they reckon that they will be "updating our guide to Chichester early in 2013" I hope they do as they are very useful!!WHEN U COMING GUYS??
16/12/2012 @ 9:04 am
Ben (Helenerben)
First time to Chichester, and loved it. Fantastic cruising area. Looking for a permanent berth here now.
09/12/2012 @ 12:27 am
HG Crew
Hi Greg and Crew..We cant wait to get back to Chichester to update our guide.. We have had so many emails requesting a more up to date guide and are trying our best to get here as soon as possible..see you very soon.
06/12/2012 @ 11:25 pm
Greg and crew
We sail around these waters quite often and always have a look on Harbourguides for information, however you have not been to Chichester for some time and this guide needs updating!! When are you coming??
02/10/2012 @ 10:25 am
Doug and Beryl
Been looking for a new location for our boat, and have just discovered this site.Never realised just how many marinas there are in Chichester and all the marine services too. We have now made the decision to relocate here. Will keep you informed.
27/04/2012 @ 9:15 am
Harbourguides Crew
We have just been informed(25-4/2012) that a fishing vessel 11Metre in length is sunk at the approach to Langstone Harbour. The position is Approx 0.6 miles South South West of the Langstone Fairway pile 50° 45’.816 North, 001° 01’.758 West.
The Harbour Master has advised mariners to take caution when navigating in this area.
For further information visit
29/10/2011 @ 10:32 am
I love west wittering :D
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Business Reviews (6)
10/06/2016 @ 1:10 pm
The Crab & Lobster by Ship of Fools
Love this place. the service and food are second to non. Also great location
02/02/2015 @ 9:19 am
Holman Rigging by A S
I had a major issue with my Moody and I have to say the level of service offered was exceptional. All of the team were only too happy to help and sorted the issues with minimal fuss. I would happily recommend the service to anyone I know.
15/12/2014 @ 8:43 am
Blakes Car hire by JB
Great Service and friendly last time i used them.
14/09/2014 @ 11:18 pm
The Yacht Catering Company by Albert Luescher
Do not touch them with a barge pole. My elderly parents booked them for an event catering to all the guys who built their annex. All agreed. Time and all. They never showed up. We ended having a good night at the Jolly Farmer. Their response after? We emailed and never heard back. Sorry, spoke on phone and asked if we needed to pay a deposit.
01/09/2014 @ 8:49 am
Chichester Marina by Anne Onymous
Lovely looking marina in a beautiful setting with excellent facilities.

However. It does take an hour and a half to get to the Solent and there is a lock; we knew this and that was not the problem ... but queuing for literally HOURS to actually get out of the lock WAS a problem. Add to this the shallow channel which needs dredging (making tide restrictions even greater), extensive public parking in bertholders spaces and the fact that we have now had coralworm TWICE in two seasons (resulting in expensive lift-outs and cleaning) ... we decided that the disadvantages far outweighed the advantages and we have now moved.

Such a shame, as the setting and facilities were perfect :(
22/06/2014 @ 7:34 am
The Crab & Lobster by Lucy,Gemma, and Ron
Great place, and close enough to stagger back to Marina as we did after a memorable night.
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