The Conservancy

Chichester Harbour is one of the busiest and most popular leisure harbours in the UK. With a resident fleet of leisure vessels it is home to numerous sailing clubs and marinas providing sheltered berthing facilities to local boats as well as sailing and motor vessels of all types navigate into the sheltered waters of the harbour from the Solent and English Channel.

Pizza & pasta

One of the very few authentic Italian restaurants that offers anchovies as a topping, Cider House is a good choice for lunch when in Chichester Harbour. Offering a friendly, relaxed and informal setting where one can enjoy great food with family and friends. They serve a rustic, casual menu including freshly made pizza and pasta using imported Italian ingredients.


Generally I will try to steer clear of Bosham.

It is a destination, a picturesque historic village which is always heaving with day trippers. But I made the mistake of dropping by the PopIn micro-cafe. If I remember correctly I was after a Thai sausage roll from the Shoreside Cafe which I had spotted on the net.

Needless to say bthe menu has since changed and I wandered up the road looking for something different, if it was not the Thai sausage roll.

As a cafe it is small, very small.

But the pies and cakes and light bites on display different. They look tempting and homemade. Not sure about the coffee but if the sausage roll I tucked into is anything to go by I am certain it is as good as they claim.

Boat Trips

Boat trips exploring Chichester Harbour

Chichester Harbour Water Tours is the original tour operating company based in Itchenor.

Set up by Peter Adams after leaving Rhodesia with his family he started working for the harbour master Commander Ian Mackie with whose help he found a suitable boat suitable boat. Since then the business has grown and was taken over by Adam Shaw who runs two charter boats , a commercial fishing boat as well as Chichester Harbour Water Tours. He is passionate about the harbour and its surrounding area and enjoys introducing new people to its beautiful vistas and scenery. He tends to run the fishing trip side of the business with Warrick the chief skipper operating the harbour tours.


The Apuldram Centre Cafe on Apuldram Lane serve one of the best breakfasts you will find in Chichester Harbour.

Full English breakfast in Chichester Harbour

Home cooked, farm fresh eggs, bacon, tomato, mushrooms, beans and two premium bangers with a hot coffee and a newspaper.

Home baked cakes in Chichester Harbour

They also offer a tempting selection of home baked cakes, scones, biscuits and snacks as well as a light lunch menu.

Farm shops Chichester Harbour

Freshly pressed apple juice, homemade jam, chutneys, marmalade, farm breads and their cheesy biscuits which are irresistable.

Homemade jam in Chichester

Local walks

Nutbourne Marshes and Cobnor Peninsula Coastal Circular

Chidham Peninsula Coastal Circular

Itchenor Circular Walk

Chichester Marina and Dell Quay

Fishbourne and Bosham Circular

Warblington Beach Circular

West Wittering Beach Circular

West Wittering, Snowhill Creek, and West Itchenor Circular

Chichester Harbour and Canal

Hayling Billy Walk

Wors rolls

[Edit] Menu has been changed. At fifteen quid a time it was expensive and doubt there was enough demand. But a nice idea while it lasted. Nothing local anymore.

At long last a boerie roll that does not involve a long trek to Brighton, Bournemouth or Liphook.

Boerewors rolls in Chichester Harbour

Recently added to the menu at the Ship Inn Itchenor

Best pub meals in Chichester Harbour

A traditional English village pub in the picturesque Itchenor Harbour on the Eastern shoreline of Chichester Harbour, which is well known in sailing circles.

Traditional English village pub Chichester Harbour