Emsworth, Hampshire

Well worth a visit, Emsworth is a lovely little town which is situated on the north arm of Chichester Harbour. The small town located on the A259 has a variety of local shops, small supermarkets, quaint tea rooms and many good pubs (although speaking as a former resident many moons ago, not as many as there used to be!).

If you love walking, the highlight of the town and local area are the coastal walking opportunities which offer a range of options from a short strollround the mill pond to a longer walk along the Solent Way to Langstone.

Emsworth is also a popular yachting area with a sailing club located by the Slipper Mill Pond.

For the bird enthusiast, the coastline offers the chance to see a wide range of birds including swans, migrating geese, gulls and many more. Binoculars are a must!

If following the Solent Way coastal walk to Langstone, the Royal Oak and The Ship come highly recommended for a good pint and excellent views of the harbour whilst you take a well-deserved rest. You can also continue over the Langstone Bridge and follow the Hayling Billy line for a longer walk.

Walks:

  • Walk from Emsworth to Langstone along the Solent Way (3 miles)
  • Circular walk around the Slipper Mill Pond – from the town centre round Bath Road and Bridgefoot Path
  • Walk around the mill pond at Slipper Road
  • General stroll around the town, cobbled streets and church yard at your leisure

Emsworth has a number of pay and display car parks and also toilets in the main town area.

Emsworth train station, opened in 1847, is located on the north side of the town. You can reach Emsworth directly by train from Portsmouth, Southampton, Brighton and London Victoria with further connections available via Havant Station.

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