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Moorings

Folly Pontoons

The Folly Inn Visitor Pontoons

The Folly Inn can be reached in as little as 20 minutes from the harbour entrance. The Folly visitor pontoon lies directly opposite the Folly Inn and is particularly popular in the summer for visits to the Inn; it also benefits from our cheapest overnight rates.

This quieter stretch of the River Medina is designated as a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’ (SSSI), so please ensure that you make minimum wash and keep your speed below 6 knots through the water. A regular water taxi service operates between the pontoons and the Folly Inn.

For all enquiries and bookings, please contact the Folly Berthing Master on 07974 864 627 or email follymoorings@hotmail.com


Folly Reach Pontoons

The Folly Reach River Pontoons are located between Medina Wharf and the Folly Inn. This often-tranquil stretch of the river is also an SSSI and a world away from the hustle and bustle of Cowes.

The pontoons are only accessible by tender or water taxi. Water and electricity are not available. Generators are permitted providing they are kept on board and do not create a disturbance to neighbours.

For all enquiries and bookings, please contact Shepards Marina on 01983 297821


Folly Reach Swinging Moorings

A row of day-class swinging moorings are available on the west and east side of the Cowes Harbour fairway south of No. 10 Beacon. The moorings are licensed for 12 months and are left in place all year round.

Some of these moorings stay afloat at all stages of the tide while others are ‘semi-tidal’. Semi-tidal moorings are only suitable for certain types of vessels (e.g. flat bottom, bilge keel, etc.) and owners should be aware of the effects of drying out on their particular vessel before accepting a mooring of this type. If you have any questions regarding suitability, please Contact Us.

Ten swinging moorings are laid at Medham Creek on the west side of the River Medina; these moorings do not dry out and are allocated to cruiser class vessels generally between 8-15 metres in length. A mooring strop is required.