Holiday Properties To Let In Freshwater Isle of Wight
The West Wight has many areas of outstanding natural beauty – rolling countryside, peaceful forests, picturesque villages and breathtaking coastal scenery, such as the rugged white cliffs of Freshwater Bay, the multi-coloured sandstone cliffs of Alum Bay and of course, the famous landmark Needles rocks. ‘
Yarmouth harbour has berthing and on-shore facilities for visiting yachtsmen. The Yar estuary attracts walkers and bird watchers and there is a cycle way to Freshwater, along the route of the former railway line. There are some interesting shops, cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs.
Victorian Freshwater has the air of a town, but in fact holds the status of a village. An 18 hole golf course is superbly situated on the downs above Freshwater Bay, there are plenty of shops, and West Wight Sports Centre has a public indoor swimming pool. Now a hotel, Farringford was once the home of poet laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson and nearby is the Island’s only thatched church, St. Agnes, built on land donated by the Tennyson family in 1908.
The bay has a small beach and a large car park and is the ideal starting point for cliff-top walks, such as the Tennyson Trail to the Needles, with breathtaking views of the Channel and Solent. Inland from the bay is Afton Marsh Nature Trail.
The west coast has many beautiful beaches and most are accessible by road or from the coastal path. At Alum Bay, the Needles Park has a chairlift to the beach, from which you can see the famous coloured sands or take a boat trip to view the Needles rocks and lighthouse. Families enjoy the delightful small beach at Totland Bay and the golden sands of Colwell Bay, which offers beach huts and water sports. Compton Bay is very popular with windsurfers.