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Yarmouth

West Wight

Type:Towns & Villages

YARMOUTH, Isle of Wight
Yarmouth

About

Yarmouth town is located on the North-West of the Isle of Wight, and acts as one of the gateways to the Island with one of the main ferry services operating from its harbour.

The historic port town sits at the mouth of the River Yar and contains some of the oldest architecture on the Isle of Wight, including a 16th Century castle.

Things To Do in Yarmouth

The harbour at Yarmouth is always very busy with both ferries and smaller boats, and the town itself offers a good variety of things to do for visitors.

The history of the town is very evident as you walk round and a trip along the Grade 2 listed pier is highly recommended for views across The Solent, and is also known locally for being a great spot for fishing.

Yarmouth Castle, which is tucked away to the side of the ferry dock, is also a great place for sea views and family picnics during the warmer months.

Other popular pastimes are walks and exploring in the local area with two “Sites of Special Scientific Interest” nearby, the estuary of the River Yar and Bouldnor and Hamstead to the East of the town.

There is a road bridge over the river estuary which heads out of the town, and a short distance along is Fort Victoria, a Victorian gun battery which now houses a number of local attractions.

It is also set in a beautiful country park, with some spectacular coastline, making it another good spot to explore.

Places To Eat in Yarmouth

There are a number of pubs and restaurants in Yarmouth if you are looking for somewhere to eat.

There is also a licensed café at the foot of Yarmouth pier which is open all year round serving a range of food and refreshments, including locally sourced Minghella Ice Cream.

There is also a good range of other eateries a short distance from the town in other parts of West Wight.

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Map & Directions

What's Nearby

  1. Yarmouth Castle

    A Tudor Castle in a beautiful seaside town.

    0.06 miles away
  2. Fort Victoria Country Park

    Fort Victoria, a short walk from Yarmouth, is a great family day out come rain or shine.

    0.95 miles away
  3. Colwell Bay

    Colwell Bay is one of many picturesque beaches in West Wight, offer spectacular views...

    1.98 miles away
  1. Freshwater Bay

    Freshwater Bay is one of the most picturesque beaches in West Wight and lies just to the...

    2.51 miles away
  2. Tennyson Monument

    The imposing memorial to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the Victorian Poet Laureate, stands on...

    3.37 miles away
  3. Lymington Sea Water Baths

    Fun for all the family: a fully life guarded open air sea water pool with swimming and...

    3.51 miles away
  4. Chessell Pottery Barns

    Visit our working studio at Chessell Pottery Barns where you can have a go at painting...

    3.61 miles away
  5. Compton Downs


    One of the island's favourite beaches and biggest expanses of open downland

    Compton...

    3.86 miles away
  6. The Needles Landmark Attraction

    Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty overlooking The Needles Rocks and...

    3.93 miles away
  7. Alum Bay & Needles Rocks at The Needles Landmark Attraction

    ALUM BAY:

    Alum Bay is well known for its multi-coloured sand cliffs and the area is...

    3.95 miles away
  8. The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down


    Beautiful open downland,sheer chalk cliffs and dramatic sea views

    Be inspired as...

    3.96 miles away
  9. Alum Bay Beach

    The crystal clear waters are a favourite for local swimmers and perfect for the children...

    4.04 miles away
  10. Hurst Castle

    Situated mid-Solent the Henry 8th Fortress prison of Charles 1st contains exhibits from...

    4.08 miles away
  11. St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

    St. Barbe Museum explores the unique history of Lymington and the New Forest Coast. Take...

    4.14 miles away
  12. Newtown Old Town Hall


    17th-century town hall with no town but a fascinating history

    Tucked away in a tiny...

    4.29 miles away
  13. Newtown National Nature Reserve


    A quiet backwater with a busy Medieval past, now bursting with wildlife

    This is the...

    4.29 miles away
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