About Us

Marina Office: 01983 539 994



Set in a beautiful and secluded valley, yet in a central location, Island Harbour is the perfect base from which to explore the Island and the Solent. Located in navigable water on the River Medina, the marina is approximately two miles upstream from Cowes, just above the Folly Reach.

As a site of Special Scientific Interest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the marina is home to many species of birds and wildlife. Meadows and woodland copses slope down to the marina’s edge. A stroll along the nature trail allows you to fully appreciate the seclusion and tranquility of the marina site. There are further beautiful country walks and Newport, the County Town of the Island, with its abundance of pubs, shops and restaurants, can be easily reached by a pleasant walk along the brand new river-way cycle-path.

The nearby Osborne House, built by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria is an easy cycle ride, while Carisbrooke Castle, once one of the finest moated Norman Castles in southern England is situated close to Newport. Island Harbour is also the ideal spot from which to enjoy the Island’s two fantastic music festivals, the Isle of Wight Festival and Camp Bestival.

Facilities at the harbour are much improved with the installation of a free wi-fi network. The hardstanding areas have also been upgraded and have water and electricity. The pontoons have been refurbished and benefit from fresh water, power, and lighting. In addition, there is extensive, free of charge waterside car parking. The marina has a depth of 2.5 metres following the dredging operation of the lock.

You may also arrange with the Marina Manager to pitch a tent on the recreational ground at the marina at a cost of £12 per night. However, it must be remembered that we are not a campsite, but offer this additional facility for the comfort and benefit of our visiting boat owners.

The locked marina is a natural haven during the winter months, both afloat and ashore. There is ample hard standing for winter storage and Richardsons, the on site boatyard provide most of the services you will need.

We know that Island Harbour is one of the Solent’s best-kept secrets, so come and see for yourself!


Uavend Investments LLP, Island Harbour Marina, Mill Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2LA

Telephone: 01983 539 994     Fax: 01983 523 401     Email: enquiries@island-harbour.co.uk

Island Harbour

Island Harbour