IOS is now even easier to get to thanks to the new Sheppey Crossing which opened in 2006.
The Sheppey Crossing opened on 3rd July 2006 and was built at a cost of £100m. It provides a permanent fixed dual carriageway link with the mainland. The new crossing will act as catalyst for the island's regeneration and complements the existing Kingsferry Bridge which lifts for river traffic.
London's closest and best small boat sailing waters are now the easiest to get to. With seamless motorway into dual carriageway
access from the capital - it could just become the place
The second crossing was the final stage of a huge £300m road improvement
programme, which included the widening of the M2 and the dualling
of the A249. The primary goal of these road improvements has been to significantly improve access from the M25 to the busy and strategically important port
of Sheerness, which means the sailing club benefits from some of the best road infrastructure in the country.