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Thorney Island - Things to Know Before Visiting

Thorney Island, Emsworth, UK

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About Thorney Island

Thorney Island is a peninsula which juts out into Chichester Harbour, driving a wedge between the Emsworth Channel and Thorney Channel. It was bet known for its military airbase, but before the airbase was built there was a small but thriving village here. A coastal public footpath, part of the Sussex Border Path encircles the island, but public access to the south of the island is limited to the footpath and the church of St Nicholas at West Thorney.


Attractions Near Thorney Island

Chichester Harbour
Chichester Harbour3.54km from Thorney Island

Chichester Harbour is one of the most popular recreational area. The SSSI is part of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty[3] and Solent Maritime Special Area of Conservation. It is also part of Chichester and Langstone Harbours Ramsar site, Special Protection Area[6] and Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I. Part of it is a Geological Conservation Review site and two areas are Local Nature Reserves.

West Wittering Beach
West Wittering Beach4.6km from Thorney Island

West Wittering Beach is a beautiful, sandy beach located on the coast of West Sussex in England. The beach is well-known for its stunning views, clear water, and wide range of activities. Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and more. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby for grabbing a bite.

Langstone Harbour
Langstone Harbour5.73km from Thorney Island

Langstone Harbour is a thriving port with facilities for commercial aggregate import as well as recreational boating including sailing, sport fishing and so more. The Harbour is a haven for charter fishing boats and commercial fishermen. Recreational activities such as yachting, dinghy sailing, motor cruising, wind-surfing, water skiing, jet skiing and canoeing are all well established.

Hayling Island Beach
Hayling Island Beach5.74km from Thorney Island

Hayling Island has over 3 miles of beaches along the seafront facing the Solent and many more miles of shore around the Harbours of Langstone and Chichester. The three main beaches of the Island have won both the European Blue Flag and the Keep Britain Tidy Group – Seaside Award Flag for cleanliness and management.

Funland Amusement Parks
Funland Amusement Parks6km from Thorney Island

Funland Amusement Park offers a variety of attractions indoors and out, so whatever the weather, rain or shine, there is always plenty to do.The park is a typical funfair-styled park with the rides mainly being travelling rides from various independent funfair operators, with some rides sourced from other amusement parks.

Staunton Farm
Staunton Farm7.52km from Thorney Island

Staunton Country Park is a listed Regency landscaped parkland and forest encompassing approximately 1,000 acres in Hampshire, England. An ornamental farm, ornamental lake, follies, maze, walled garden, and glasshouses can be found within it. Entry to the parkland itself is free, however, there is an associated visitor center, with animals and attractions, which is not free.

Where is Thorney Island

Discover More Attractions in West Sussex, Where Thorney Island Is Located

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West Sussex is a county in South East England on the English Channel coast. The county has a long history of human settlement dating back to the Lower Paleolithic era. West Sussex has a range of scenery, including Wealden, downland, and coastal.

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