Mrs Nasher and I stayed in a small hotel right behind the new harbour for a couple of nights in November last year during a period of bad weather.
We went over on the ferry by the way.
Watching the waves roll in and throw the moored up boats around was not a good thing to watch, and the slipway has already been blocked off by building on top of it
The Hotel owner was less than impressed, having watched it being built and then repaired every few months as it falls to pieces. He also did not know why the slip had been blocked off with the pillers holding up the new building at street level.
Ventnor is lovely though, and The Spyglass Inn's sausage casserole is one of the best meals I've ever tasted.