It might only be 25 miles long, but the sheer diversity of things to do on the Isle of Wight is hard to beat all year round. And that starts with Bembridge Harbour itself – the home of The Harbour Houseboat.

World famous for its sailing and seafood (especially the ‘Bembridge Crab'), Bembridge is a bustling harbour village complete with its own supermarket, shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, fishmonger and butcher.

Whilst the Isle of Wight is home to some of the UK's most acclaimed beaches, the nearest one is no more than five minutes away. And outstanding local seafood can be found even closer - we have a great crab shack selling the fresh morning catch just two minutes walk from our front door.
Fresh Crab and Lobster Restaurant Beach Fun Compton Bay Pilot Boat Inn Compton Bay
Elsewhere, the list of great things to do is endless and suited to all tastes and ages. Here is just a small selection of possibilities to whet the appetite:

Sailing, sea fishing, sea kayaking, kite surfing, surfing, rock pooling, horse riding on beaches, walking in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, golf, cycling (the IoW has over 200 miles of cycle routes), the Isle of Wight Festival, Cowes Week, stargazing (with our own on-board telescope), planetarium, birdwatching (the RSPB's Brading Marshes lie just behind the boat), zoos, wildlife parks, aquariums, donkey sanctuary, botanic gardens, garlic farm, vineyards, falconry, steam railway, Bembridge Windmill, castles, Queen Victoria’s Osborne House, museums, fossil hunts and wonderful gastronomy are all within easy reach.
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