Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme

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Submitted:  Philip Linsell
  Rascal (Super Seal 26)
  September 2013


We have a brand new part-tide harbour near Chichester, between Selsey and Bracklesham in West Sussex!

The Medmerry managed realignment scheme was opened to the sea earlier this month, a good candidate for an unusual anchorage.

As Sunday was a good tide and little to no wind I thought 'no better time to try it out, before anyone else does'! For a first time I entered about 200yds, turned round and left, about 30mins before high water.

Now that it has been constructed it is to be left on its own to weather, silt or scour without further interference (I bet it won't be long before they meddle!).

As well as some photos I have included the maps from the Environment Agency web site of what it should be like.

If it's still accessible next year maybe a fuller search on a neap tide when the creek banks are visible. If it was really good weather an overnight may be OK.

Update 1 

Submitted:  Philip Linsell
  Rascal (Super Seal 26)
  March 2022

I took advantage of the good weather recently to check out the Medmerry entrance. 
Things have changed since my visit in 2013 with rascal only 10 days after it was formed. 
The beach has receded and the entrance much narrower and curved so as to make the access very difficult to find when the tide is high enough to be useable. 
I would discourage anyone thinking of visiting!

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