Further up the creek opens out to a large expanse of water at Birdham, home of the Chichester Yacht Club and Chichester Marina. It is possible to find a peaceful anchorage just off the side of the channel and watch the harbour wildlife.
Or press on further up the channel to discover Dell Quay Sailing Club and the Chichester Harbour Conservancy Education Centre on the quay itself. Visiting yachtsmen are welcome to eat at Chichester YC and if you time the tides right it’s possible to reach the Crown and Anchor pub just besides Dell Quay.
Inland from Dell Quay, you can visit the Roman Villa and historic city of Chichester and its amazing 11th-century cathedral.