Administered by the National Trust, Newtown Creek is a delightful natural harbour where you can anchor or pick up one of the visitor buoys. This is bareboat charter at its best; it’s easy sailing and ideal conditions to practice manoeuvring.
Be warned though that it gets very busy at the weekends so it is at its best in the offseason.
Many people land ashore on the beach to the west of the entrance where there are plenty of walks along the beach or around to Hamstead Farm.
But be warned don’t forget the tide as the rivers get very shallow and you may find your dinghy high and dry with you not being able to get back to your boat.
Newtown Creek provides the perfect setting for a barbeque (weather permitting), either aboard or on the Western entrance spit, below the high water line.
Please be aware that the Eastern Peninsular out to Fishhouse Point is a nature reserve where there is no landing.
There is public landing on the East side of the river at Newtown Quay. From Newtown Quay you can walk across the boardwalk to the historic Newtown village, make use of the reserve’s two hides, or follow one of the two nature trails.
From Shalfleet Quay a path leads across the meadows alongside the river to the village of Shalfleet, a typical English village with thatched cottages, a village shop, church, manor house and water mill.
Tel 01983 531315
We are open for charters throughout the winter. We have some special Winter Day Rates so just contact us if you want to get out on the water.
Family groups can charter for any length of time but we have to restrict people from different households to day charters only. If you don't know how to sail we can provide a skipper.