Holiday Properties To Let In Yarmouth Isle of Wight
Today, the picturesque Port of Yarmouth mainly serves ferries bound for Lymington on the mainland.
An impressive feature of the town is the unique 700ft long timber pier dating from 1876, which is a Grade II listed building. Five hundred and 52 deck planks record the names of those who helped fund the pier’s restoration in the 1990s.
The annual Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival which is held in late May and early June is one of the largest events held on the Isle of Wight. More than 100 Old Gaffers – gaff rigged boats – participate in the event which is complimented by shore based entertainment. Yarmouth harbour has berthing and on-shore facilities for visiting yachtsmen.
Yarmouth Carnival, which is held in the Town Square every year in August, includes a procession throughout the town with floats, music and parades. The Yar estuary attracts walkers and bird watchers and there is a cycle way to Freshwater, along the route of the former railway line. The Hamstead walking trail runs for seven miles from Yarmouth to Brook across the Downs to the South, starting at Hamstead Ledge