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FURTHER AFIELD award winning New Inn at Shalfleet. e estuary is probably the best example of an undisturbed natural harbour on the south coast with extensive mudflats and saltmarsh, together with adjacent meadows and woodland. Harbour Master: David Flannagan No VHF service Tel: 01983 531424 Old Gaffers relaxing in Yarmouth Harbour NEWTOWN CREEK 5nm west of Cowes A natural creek, lying to the east of Yarmouth and one of the few places in the Solent where anchoring is easy and sheltered in all wind directions. e area is a National Nature Reserve owned and managed by the National Trust. Once you have found a visitor's buoy or anchored, the creek can be navigated by dinghy right up to the YARMOUTH HARBOUR 9nm west of Cowes Picturesque Yarmouth Harbour is a unique blend of ancient and modern on the north coast of West Wight. e entrance can become congested at peak times and vessels must adhere to the speed limits: 4 knots max. within the inner harbour and 6 knots max. from the entrance Dolphin at the breakwater to the outer harbour limits. ere is a Wightlink car ferry service to Lymington in the New Forest. Yarmouth is busy with pubs, shops and galleries and Yarmouth Pier is a Grade ll listed structure, reputedly the longest wooden pier in the U.K. It is also possible to navigate a small boat under the liing road bridge and past the old tide mill to do some bird watching up the River Yar. e Old Gaffers Festival is no more but the Old Gaffers Regatta will still happen from 31 May to 2 June. Harbour Master: Tim Adams VHF Ch 68 call sign 'Yarmouth Harbour' Tel: 01983 760321 yarmouth-harbour.co.uk NICK EDWARDS Newtown Creek is one of the most tranquil anchorages in the Solent COWES 2019 – 2020 49