The attractive seaside town of Yarmouth is a gently bustling place with a warm and friendly atmosphere. In the centre of town you find sailors from yachts picking up supplies, local people shopping in the small grocery shops and boutiques, old friends meeting up for a chat in the cafes and visitors to the Island becoming absorbed in the shops and by the community.
Yarmouth is heavily influenced by the sea which can be heard or seen from almost everywhere in Yarmouth. Shops sell boating gear ranging from rope to radar as well as fashionable sailing clothing for those planning to impress on deck or on shore. If you stay on land then one of the best places to get a taste of the sea is at the end of Yarmouth Pier and from where you can look back at the town complete with the harbour, Yarmouth Castle, and the town square.
There are a number of places to eat and drink in Yarmouth and they include public houses, cafes and luxurious restaurants and most offer a great range of locally caught fish and sea food. Alternatively you may choose to stock up for a picnic at the Deli and small supermarket and enjoy it somewhere along the coastal path or along the picturesque cycle track between Yarmouth and Freshwater.
Around Yarmouth their are a number of the Isle of Wight’s most spectacular attractions and beauty spots. Heading West you have the pictureque beaches at Colwell Bay and Totland Bay before getting to Alum Bay where you have a view of The Needles. The Needles are bright white rock stacks going out into the sea at the far western tip of the Isle of Wight and end in a lighthouse. The Needles can also be seen from the top of the Tennyson Downs above the bay where there is a former rocket testing station.
Freshwater Bay is a pleasant walk from Yarmouth and can be reached via a footpath and cycle track which runs along the estuary. The Bay at Freshwater is flanked by white cliffs and stunning coastal sceanary making it one of the most photographed natural sites on the Island. The bay is lovely for swimming or relaxing on the soft shingle and sand beach.
The coastal path, which runs right around the Isle of Wight, is particularly beautiful from Yarmouth to Shalfleet and is one of the least known or explored parts. There is a rich variety of scenery on route which ranges from heathland to wetlands. The wetland section of the path is raised up on wooden gantry with little bridges and is a wonderful opportunity to view the bird life of the Isle of Wight.
You can view more information about Yarmouth as well as seeing our Yarmouth Holiday Cottages: Yarmouth Isle of Wight
A luxury seaside holiday cottage with wonderful views over a large garden and down to the sea at Bonchurch. A peaceful location in Bonchurch and within a short walk of the beach and the nearby resort of Ventnor.
A unique and luxurious holiday home right by the sea at Orchard Bay on the South East coast of the Isle of Wight. This large and spacious house is in an extremely peaceful location on its own but also within a short walk of the picturesque Steephill Cove and the resort of Ventnor.
A large and pretty thatched cottage in quiet part of Freshwater and within a pleasant walk of Freshwater Bay and Alum Bay. This beautiful cottage has a large lawned garden and sunny seating area for enjoying lunches and dinner outside.
The Glass House is a modern and very luxurious Cowes holiday home with uninterrupted views of the sea at Cowes. A large balcony with seating give a good vantage point from which to enjoy boats sailing in the Solent. The Glass House is within a short walk of Cowes where there is a good selection of places to eat and drink.
Castleview Cottage in Kingston is a new self catering cottage in the pretty hilltop village of Kingston on the Isle of Purbeck. This attractive stone built cottage has views of Corfe Castle and over to the Purbeck hills.
Kingston in Dorset is an attractive holiday destination in Purbeck and is within a pleasant walk of the sea at Chapmans Pool and Kimmeridge Bay. Footpaths also lead to the neighbouring villages of Worth Matravers and Corfe Castle where there are good public houses and evening entertainment.