⚓️ We headed to the south-east of Hampshire today, to the waterside town of Emsworth. We haven’t explored much of the area before so we were keen to get down there and see what it has to offer.

Emsworth is a lovely fishing town

It’s an old fishing village near Chichester harbour and has Georgian houses, a mill pond and some stunning waterside views and walks.

🚗 We parked up in the centre of the town at South Street car park which has a max of 4 hours which was perfect for our short visit.

🥾We walked down to the quayside where we headed along the promenade and along the oyster trail which is a nice waterfront walk taking in scenes of sailing boats, kayakers, variety of birds and more. There are lots of options for walks in the area including a long route which also takes in Hayling Island. Plenty of info online and we also found free leaflets with the routes outside a pub by the quayside.

Waterfront lunch

🍽️ For lunch there are a few spots in the town, we enjoyed Flintstones Tearoom which is in an old building situated right by the waterfront, a cosy little cafe where we enjoyed jacket potatoes and baguettes with a monster milkshake too. It’s worth noting that the staff were really nice and accommodating to our vegan friends who joined us despite the menu not having too many options so that was really appreciated.

📚 We then went for a short stroll around the town centre which had lots of little shops, a patisserie amongst others and a phone box library and knitted character atop postboxes. Lots of heritage buildings to admire too.

We will return

A nice day out in the town in the east and we will return in spring or summer to enjoy one of the longer walking routes and bring along the paddleboard to head out on the water.

Similar Posts