Bosham Harbour

The Most Beautiful Berth on the South Coast (Shell Channel Pilot)

Sailing along the south coast is one of life’s pleasures and, when the time comes to put into port, it is reassuring to know that there is at least one port where the pleasure continues. Bosham is the prime mooring in Chichester Harbour, one of the finest sheltered stretches of water in the country.

With it’s delightful lanes, friendly shops, eating places and historic church, a visit to Bosham is a must for any sailing holiday.


About The Harbour

Approaching Bosham Quay starboard side, these is a Southerly cardinal mark, which should be to port when entering, with a line of wooden breakwater piles to starboard. There is a grid area at the Easterly end of Quay where you will also find the Quay Master’s Office.

Bosham Channel carries 2 metres to within 2 cables of the Quay at low water with moderate Spring tides. It is possible for craft drawing 2 metres to lie alongside the Quay. At the Easterly end of the Quay there is space for three or four yachts, dependant on size, to sit on a purpose built grid area. Pressure washers for washing down are also available.

Launching and landing is available at any state of the tide, as a slipway runs down to low water. A limited number of berths are available on the Quay for sailing Dinghies.

We also offer use of Manor tenders on a daily basis and the facility of a small crane for lifting craft under two tons, engines or masts, together with the usual facilities of electricity, water etc.


Due to a number of new moorings being made available to the Manor of Bosham in 2014, located in Bosham Channel, we are able to offer from 1st July to 31st October, moorings with a 50% discount. 

A/2 9m - 12m £1000
A/3 7.5m - 9m £750
B/3 max 7.5m £400
C/3 max 7.5m £200


Contact Us

Quaymaster; Michael McGrail

Hundred and Manor of Bosham
Quaymaster’s Office
Bosham Quay
Old Bosham
West Sussex PO18 8HR

Telephone; 01243 573336


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