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Harty Ferry, The Swale, Kent

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Harty Ferry is an isolated anchorage and a timeless sanctuary situated about one mile north-east of Faversham. It offers good shelter anywhere from southeast to north.

Not so good in northeast to easterly winds, but having said that you can still tuck up behind the horse shoal off Harty Ferry (north side) and keep out of the worst. One of the east coast’s best-kept secrets.

Watch out for
The broken down causeway at the Ferry House Inn that runs down to the low water mark

Great for
Timeless sanctuary

Local tip

There are two good pubs nearby. The Ferry House Inn on the Isle of Sheppey and the Shipwright’s Arms at Hollowshore (a quarter of a mile up Faversham Creek). A popular pub but only good between a half-ebb and half-flood tide as it dries out.

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