West Wight


Picturesque Harbour Town
With the picturesque harbour town situated next to the ferry terminal, Yarmouth is the main gateway to West Wight from Lymington. This historical town is home to a diverse range of  shops, boutiques, cafés, pubs, restaurants, and delis. As well as fine dining at The George,

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Much of the surrounding area is within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its miles and miles of footpaths, cycle routes and spectacular scenery with iconic landmarks such as The Needles, award winning Compton Bay and sandy beaches of Colwell.

River Yar & Newtown Creek
The beautiful River Yar provides a stunning backdrop for happy sailors and kayakers to enjoy. Both the Royal Solent Yacht Club and Yarmouth Sailing Club organises a range of sailing for both adults and children. The natural harbour of Newtown is exceptionally beautiful with many footpath walks dotted along, or in the creek itself where you can sail, kayak and SUP (Stand-up paddle board). Birdwatchers flock to the wonderful bird hide that overlooks the reserve.

Freshwater Bay & Totland
Surrounded by scenic downland and coastline, with areas such as Freshwater Bay and Totland Bay providing unspoilt stunning beaches, and coastline walks to Headon Warren and The Needles. Freshwater is the main town in West Wight with a range of local amenities, shops and supermarkets. Nearby, Dimbola Lodge home to the photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and Tennyson’s former residence, The Farringford are great visits. Less populated than other parts of the Island, West Wight also covers numerous picturesque villages such as Brighstone, Brook and Calbourne often populated with thatched cottages and plenty of country pubs.