Some 10,000 boats share the fabulous recreational facilities of Chichester Harbour. At peak times the Harbour can be congested and this has the potential to cause problems. However, the Conservancy believe that with a little thought and understanding everyone can enjoy the Harbour and conflict can be averted.

We have published a series of guides that we strongly encourage you to read. You can download them here and hard copies are available from the Harbour Office.

Essential Safety: Chichester Harbour - This leaflet is aimed at the less experienced mariner and aims to steer them away from difficulties in their first years.

Tender Safety Advice - Top tips for using your tender safely.

Rules of the Road - Navigating Safely in Chichester Harbour - A simple guide to the collision regulations that have particular significance in Harbour settings.

Sailing and Powerboating in Harmony in Chichester Harbour - Answers to questions commonly posed by powerboaters and suggestions for ways for sail boat racers to share the facilities without spoiling everyone's fun.

Enjoying paddlesports and protecting the environment - A guide to the wildlife sensitive areas in the Harbour and advice on how to enjoy bird and seal watching without causing disturbance.

Please note the speed limit throughout the Harbour is 8 knots.