In and around West Wight
The West Wight is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, not only a haven for nature lovers, birdwatchers and walkers, but a must see for all visitors to the Island. Visit Alum Bay's famous coloured sand cliffs or take a boat trip to one of Britain's most famous natural landscapes, the Needles. The charming Freshwater Bay is a good starting point for the Tennyson Trail - a dramatic walk along towering cliff-tops, it's a coastal path like no other. And keep your eyes peeled for fossils - Compton Bay's long sandy beach is not only a popular spot for surfing and swimming, but for its fascinating dinosaur walks and world famous dinosaur fossil finds.
Whether you're stepping off the ferry or berthing your yacht, Yarmouth has some excellent shops, and several superb restaurants and pubs. Take time to explore Totland Bay with its pretty beach and short esplanade. To the east of Totland Bay is Colwell Bay, a popular family beach of golden sand with beach huts and water sports.
West Wight is linked by good bus services from Newport. The "Needles Tour" links Yarmouth with Freshwater Bay, Alum Bay and the spectacular climb along a private cliff-top road to the Needles Battery.
In and Around the West Wight
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What-Knot Crafts provides a variety of decorative and functional items using different techniques...0.65 miles away
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We have been teaching paragliding since 1981 and have become one of the most successful schools in...0.88 miles away
First Contact organises activities for groups of adults including corporate events, team building...0.88 miles away
Totland Bay is a picturesque sandy beach, ideal for swimming, with clear turquoise waters and far...0.88 miles away
Freshwater Bay is one of the most picturesque beaches in West Wight and lies just to the South of...0.99 miles away
Discover a hidden underwater world!
Come to Sunken Secrets at Fort Victoria and get closer to...1.78 miles away
The Aquarium aims to allow visitors to come face to face with many of the amazing creatures found...1.78 miles away
50 acres of woodland centred around a Victorian Fort.
Guided Ranger Tours - please contact the...1.78 miles away
A Wight Walks Holiday is a wonderful way to explore the hidden charms of the Isle of Wight; it's a...1.95 miles away
Family Cycle Hire and is suitable for all ages and abilities.
With 2 locations; their main hire...1.97 miles away
As soon as you think of the Isle of Wight the iconic image of the world famous chairlift taking you...2.05 miles away
Needles Old Battery:
* Spectacularly sited cliff top fort with the best views of The Needles...2.63 miles away
One of the Isle of Wight’s best kept secrets is Compton Beach. Located in West Wight, Compton...3 miles away
Brook Beach can be found on the unspoiled south west coast of the Isle of Wight, and is a beach...3.64 miles away
Visit our working studio at Chessell Pottery Barns where you can have a go at painting your own...3.79 miles away