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Freshwater Bay is a beautiful small cove with a sand and stony beach surrounded by steep chalk cliffs. The beach will appeal to those who would prefer a quieter beach in a picturesque surrounding.

Local info: Freshwater Bay Tea Rooms is across the road from the beach, there is also a small shop selling confectionary, second-hand books and ice-creams and a restaurant in the Albion Hotel with sea views.

Freshwater Bay is also a good starting point for some excellent coastal and inland walks. It was the home of poet laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson and Victorian portrait photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

Parking: There is a large car park close to the beach.

Ferry: The Lymington to Yarmouth passenger and car ferry, Wightlink, takes about 30 minutes to make the crossing to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.

Bus: The number 7 Southern Vectis bus from Yarmouth stops near the beach.

Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre The Quay, Yarmouth (open from April)

For more Information:
Isle of Wight Tourism
County Hall
High Street
Isle of Wight PO30 1UD
Tel: 01983 813813



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