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This is the causeway out to the very popular “Itchy Bosom Ferry”. The ferry runs from Itchenor jetty to Smugglers Lane Hard, Bosham during May to September, linking public footpaths. There has been a ferry on the Smugglers Lane Hard site for 400 years, saving a trip of 13 miles around the harbour. Bosham is not pronounced ‘Bosh-em’ – it’s ‘Bosom’, known locally and immaturely this has been switched to ‘Boozum’. So maybe the owner of the ferry was simply tickled by the idea of having an Itchy Bosomed Ferry. The ferry suits walkers and cyclists alike, especially those venturing over to itchenor to visit the popular Ship Inn for a spot of lunch and a pint.