"Little coastal village"
The Harbour is now used almost exclusively for recreational sailing, but in the past was the setting for Emsworth's oyster farming industry. In some places the old oyster-beds can still be seen at low tide. The town has a basin for small yachts and a few fishing boats opposite the millpond, an artificial lake which fills at high tide can be emptied through a sluice at low tide. The River Ems, which is named after the town also flows into the Slipper millpond, and although the mill is no longer in use it now houses a number of offices and an art gallery