It stands on a small peninsula between two tidal creeks at the eastern end of Chichester harbour. As well as providing an excellent sanctuary for migrating wildfowl, it is also a wonderful centre for sailing, with literally hundreds of moorings for boats and yachts. In the summer, the Quay is a perfect location to watch the activity on and off the water and out of season it is equally beautiful, with glorious sunsets to be seen above the coastline and level walks to be enjoyed along the shore.
Bosham still has an enchanting old world feel to it, with picturesque streets and houses, seemingly from a bygone era. Historically speaking, it is one of the most important villages in Sussex. It was from Bosham that Harold sailed for Normandy in 1064 and both Harold and its Saxon church are shown on the Bayeux tapestry. Canute was said to have lived in Bosham, and legend has it that it was here that he ordered the waves to retreat; his daughter is thought to have been buried at the foot of the Chancel Steps in Holy Trinity Church.
Bosham has much to offer the modern traveller; with a good selection of accommodation, including a four star hotel, several high quality B&Bs and many self catering properties available for holiday lets. There is a wide variety of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, in which to enjoy anything from a cappuccino to a gourmet meal. Transport links are good, with an hourly bus service to and from Chichester and a railway station in the northern part of the village. The M27 motorway is just a short distance away and provides easy access to Southampton airport and the M3 to London.