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Freshwater town guide


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.


Pioneer Victorian photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron, lived at Dimbola Lodge at Freshwater Bay, which is now a photographic museum. 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.

Freshwater Bay
Freshwater Bay by Gwynn White


Further to the West the Needles Pleasure Park can be found, along with spectacular views of the Needles themselves, the Island most recognisable landmark. Further north is Yarmouth, which provides a link by car ferry to Lymington.


Freshwater and Yarmouth websites in the Isle of Wight Index:-


The Green Hollow CompanyEmbedded PIC software writing
IW Cottage HolidaysSelf-catering - Thorley.
Peter DanbySailing Photography
West Wight Sports CentreA wide variety of sports and other facilities.
Broadband NowIsle of Wight Broadband Survey
JCB ImagingThe one stop shop for all your imaging needs.
Wight VenturesVenture breaks for groups on the IW
Freshwater Fruit FarmThree mobile homes - set in a garden.
IW Pop Festival 1970 limited edition photograph - 6 feet long
The LaurelsBed and breakfast - five minutes walk from the Ferry
HarwoodsYacht Chandlers
Ferguson Family Museumthe life of tractor pioneer Harry Ferguson
West Wight Unique HomesA new rural development
Freshwater ParishFreshwater Parish Council Website
Wavells Bed & Breakfast Accommodation, Cycle Hire in Yarmouth, IOW near the ferry
Brambles Chine HolidaysSelf Catering Bungalows with sea views over the Solent
The George HotelGourmet hotel at Yarmouth on the Isle Of Wight
Wight RIB storageBoat storage near Yarmouth
West Wight LiveriesLivery stables near Freshwater
The Needles BatteriesVictorian fort owned by the National Trust
Buttercup HouseBed and breakfast accommodation, Freshwater.
Beach Cottage Isle of WightSelf catering two bedroom cottage near the sea for holiday rental.
Field HouseFour diamond, gold award bed and breakfast close to all amenities in Freshwater.
Albion HotelWith breathtaking views across Freshwater Bay the Albion Hotel is right on the waters edge.
West Wight DiscoThe soundtrack to your party, music and lights for all occasions
Islandwide CarsA friendly and caring family business selling quality used cars
All Saints ChurchFreshwater Parish Church
Freshwater Memorial HallVillage hall, entertainment, available to hire.
64 Brambles Chine , Monks Lane, FreshwaterSelf catering 6 berth holiday bungalow 3* tourist rated
Freshwater Village AssociationForum for residents of Freshwater and the surrounding area.
The Savoy Self Catering CottagesSelf catering holiday cottages in Yarmouth
Hazeltree CottageSelf-catering accommodation in Freshwater, sleeps 6 people.
Essential Secretarial ServicesSpecialist secretarial solutions for small businesses and individuals tailored to meet your needs
The Orchards B and Bfriendly b and b within walking distance of beaches
Harveys Bed and Breakfast YarmouthHarveys bed & breakfast located in Yarmouth in the square,
SeafarersSelf catering 2 bedroom accommodation at Brambles Chine
Fort Victoria CottagesLuxury holiday cottage near Yarmouth with the beach on one side and a woodland conservation area on the other.
West Island Computer ServicesComputer Repairs, Servicing, System Recovery, Home Networks, Virus & Malware Removal, Upgrades & Data/OS transfers, Laptop Repairs, PC Troubleshooting
Freshwater Bay Golf ClubFreshwater Bay golf course, on the Isle of Wight, is one of the most spectacular courses in the UK. Set on the downlands overlooking the English Chann
Ruskin Lodge Guest HouseLate Victorian period furnished bed and breakfast Freshwater Bay
Solent House Bed and BreakfastBed and Breakfast within 5 minutes walk of Yarmouth Ferry Terminal



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