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Island Harbour Marina, Newport

Island Harbour Marina is set back in a secluded but perfectly central location along the River Medina. The marina is the perfect base to explore the year-round delights of the UK’s largest island and the Solent.

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Island Harbour Marina, Newport

Facilities

As a site of Special Scientific Interest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll find numerous species of birds and wildlife. Taking a walk along the nature trail is quite the experience!

But whilst flora and fauna abound, the marina also benefits from modern amenities, including the recent addition of a free wi-fi network as well as upgraded hardstanding areas, water and electricity. The extensive waterside car parking is free of charge.

History

The marina was built in 1966 when a group of local businessmen joined forces to take over the lease and ownership has changed hands many times since.

The original builders, Robert Trapp and cousins Alan and Colin Ridett, saved the Paddle Steamer, Medway Queen, and made it the centrepiece for the marina.

Things to do within 10 minutes

Two miles from the marina are the wonderful gardens and seaside home of Queen Victoria, Osborne House. Towards the centre of the Island is Newport. This elegant county town, which can be easily reached by a pleasant walk along the new river cycle path, offers diverse evening entertainment and many well-known outlets, as well as small, independent businesses. Nearby is Carisbrooke Castle, celebrated as one of the finest moated Norman castles in its heyday.

Things to do within 30 minutes

Overlooking the English Channel is the Freshwater Bay Golf Course, which challenges golfers of all abilities.

Blackgang Chine, the UK’s oldest theme park, should be high on the list for families.

Things to do within 60 minutes

The marina’s central location means you can reach almost anywhere on the Island within 30 minutes. One of the attractions that’s a little further afield is The Needles Rocks and lighthouse. The Needles Landmark Attraction has something for the whole family, from boat trips to a 4D cinema.

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