Newtown is about nature
A National Trust Nature Reserve, and one of the Solent’s most unspoilt locations which dates back to the 1300’s when it was a busy harbour with a prosperous saltworks and oyster beds.
Most yachtmen pick up a mooring bouy or find a spot to anchor and it makes for a peaceful lunch or overnight stop in beautiful surroundings (it can get busy peak season). There is public landing on the East side of the river at Newtown Quay. From Newtown Quay you can walk across the boardwalk to the historic Newtown village and follow one of the two nature trails.
Our top tip: If you’re anchoring make sure you have enough depth for the tidal range. If you do, you might have time to walk up the river for a pint at the New Inn in Shalfleet.