Need a little R&R? Then look no further than Emsworth, a handsome town on the banks of Chichester Harbour where you can embrace a slower pace of life.
Just a short distance away from Hayling Island, Emsworth is characterised by its elegant Georgian architecture. In amongst the twee white-washed cottages and stately red brick townhouses, you’ll find a choice of shops selling everything from antiques and gifts to delicious locally sourced produce. There’s an assortment of fine restaurants, cafes and tea rooms here too.
Down at the harbour, take time to soak up calming views of the yachts and boats sailing along Emsworth’s tranquil waterway or head to one of the town’s two tidal millponds to spot migrating birds. The animal encounters continue at nearby Staunton Country Park, where the kids can hand-feed farmyard animals and pet Shetland ponies and llamas.
Emsworth’s Top Attractions
- Charming harbour town
- A selection of independent shops
- Good dining
- Wildlife walks by the millponds
- Staunton Country Park
How to get to Emsworth
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