Boat Stay – Chichester Harbour

Luxury Floating Getaway in Chichester Harbour, Emsworth

Experience the unparalleled luxury of Samphire and Seabreeze Ark 900 boats, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey unlike any other. Samphire and Seabreeze accommodation awaits, offering an exclusive and ground-breaking experience that pushes the boundaries of design and authenticity. This is not your typical lodging, its a revolutionary concept that will leave you in awe.

With panoramic views located in the picturesque and sheltered waters of Prinstead Bay in the upper tidal reaches of the Thorney Channel in Chichester Harbour, the Arks are a delightful and totally unique floating romantic getaway, with ample space for two people.

Staying on board you will notice that the tide comes and goes twice a day. Part of the day you’re afloat, surrounded by water and the other part you are surrounded by mudflats and wildlife. It’s like living in an ever changing canvas.

The Arks have impeccably appointed air-conditioning, subtle mood lighting and surround sound systems. From the moment you step inside the suites, you’ll be enveloped in a world of luxury and comfort.

Immerse yourself in the cutting-edge amenities provided within this one-of-kind vessel. Equipped with a flat screen TV fully loaded with Netflix, the accommodation offers modern convenience alongside its avant-garde design. 

The bijou kitchenette features a microwave, Smeg toaster and kettle, coffee machine and a mini fridge, ensuring that your culinary desires are effortlessly met. Indulge in the opulence of the wet room complete with plush bathrobes, mini toiletries and a hairdryer. As you bask in the luxurious interior, relish the captivating sea views and local wildlife that the property affords. 

Awake each morning to a delectable continental breakfast hamper, featuring fresh pastries and fruits that will tantalize your taste buds. Should you yearn for a delightful caffeine fix, a charming coffee hut awaits you on-site serving hot sizzling bacon rolls.


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Places To Eat

The Huts

The Huts Emsworth are open Monday – Friday from 10am – 3pm and Saturday – Sunday from 9am – 4pm,  serving fresh coffee and cake, ice creams and milkshakes, bacon rolls, paninis and soups. They also have a selection of doggy refreshments.

A little further from the marina, you can head into Emsworth, a beautiful small town with a strong fishing, sailing and boat building heritage. You’ll find a good selection of restaurants, pubs and cafés to choose from. Restaurants such as 36 on the Quay, overlooking the harbour, and Fat Olives, in a former fisherman’s cottage, with plenty more besides.

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Things To Do 

Things to do

Thorney Island is situated in such a beautiful part of the country where we are fortunate to have the best of both worlds. Looking back you will see the rolling hills of the South Downs rising up beyond and looking ahead you have the panoramic views of the sea.

With an abundance of walks right on our doorstep starting at the Arks, we would encourage you to walk the sea walls around the island, and by foot only you’ll come to a beautiful beach where if you are lucky enough, you’ll get to see seals.

Bring your own paddleboards or kayaks and go from our slipway at high tide out onto the waters. If cycling is more your thing, head up to the South downs where you will experience amazing views. 

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Places To Visit

Goodwood Races

Just a 15 minute walk you can be in Emsworth, a beautiful small town with a strong fishing, sailing and boat building heritage. You’ll find pubs with open fires and family run restaurants. The small town retains an old world charm with several architectural styles. It’s a great place to browse, with interesting antique shops as well as several independent food shops.

There is a railway station in Emsworth served by frequent trains from Portsmouth, Chichester and London Victoria. In just 30 minutes you can be at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Goodwood Race course is only a short 20 minute drive away where they hold all their annual events.

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