Freshwater Isle of Wight

Freshwater and Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight are located on the West of the Isle of Wight and are located within a short walk of each other.

Freshwater Bay is the location for one of the most iconic images of the Island, the great white cliffs rising vertically behind a shallow emerald bay. In the summer this is a popular bathing beach and the water temperature can be unexpectedly warm. Either side of Freshwater Bay runs the Tennyson trail which will take you West to Alum Bay and the Needles or East to Carisbrooke and the famous castle there.

Freshwater town is a friendly place with welcoming people and good services. You will find a supermarket and garden centre as well as many specialist shops. There is also a public sport centre and swimming pool for days with less clement weather.

  • Calbourne Water Mill

    Calbourne Water Mill

    The water mill at Calbourne is the only working water mill on the Isle of Wight and one of the oldest in the country. It is a chance to learn about this fabulous piece of 17th Century engineering the pond, woodland and beautiful surrounding area.

    Calbourne Water Mill also offers a variety of other activities and things to enjoy. There is putting and croquet and a variety of friendly ducks and peacocks to see.

    A tea rooms serving home cooked food, cakes and teas is also to be found at Calbourne Water Mill

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  • Freshwater Bay

    Freshwater Bay Isle of Wight

    Shallow bay on the West of the Isle of Wight and offering dramatic views of the coast.

    This sand and shingle beach is a delightful destination all year round due to the dramatic scenery and the rock formations at either end. In the Summer it is regarded as the most popular beach on the West of the Isle of Wight but still never gets really busy as you would find on the East of the Isle of Wight.

  • Freshwater Bay Golf Club

    Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight

    A popular golf course with beautiful rural and sea views.

    • Holes: 18
    • Visitors Fee: £30/£34
    • Lessons: £37/h

    We would welcome your comments if you have played here.


    Freshwater Bay Golf Club, Afton Down, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, P040 9TZ.
    Tel: (01983) 752955

  • Highdown Inn - Freshwater & Alum Bay

    Highdown Inn - Freshwater & Alum Bay

    An amazing pub which you will recommend to everyone

    A delightful place to have lunch or dinner on the West side of the Isle of Wight and only a small detour when walking along the Tennyson Downs or around Freshwater and Alum Bay. The Highdown still draws a crowd due to an excellent reputation for it's food and because it combines an authentically friendly atmosphere and charming traditional public house feel. The menu of specials is chalked up on the wall and offers innovative and mouth watering dishes which take full advantage of local produce and fish.

  • Kings Manor Farm Cafe - Freshwater

    map_freshwaterKings Manor Farm has recently opened an excellent shop and cafe on the outskirts of Freshwater. Dispite being almost impossible to find it has a large and loyal following who come for the very best fresh food and local produce.

    The cafe is great place to enjoy lunch and on sunny days one can sit outside in a courtyard and enjoy a pleasent rural scene. The menu includes hot and cold dishes such as soups, sandwiches, and simple hot dishes such as home made burgers and pies which include vegitarian versions and are all made with farm or local produce.

  • The Red Lion - Freshwater

    The Red Lion Public House Freshwater

    One of finest pubs for lunch on the Isle of Wight

    The Red Lion is a well kept Isle of Wight secret and offers high quality food which one chooses exclusively from a ever changing specials board. With a wide choice of traditional favourites and delicate fish dishes it draws a following all year round.

    The Red Lion exudes tradition and the simple rustic style with open fire offers a warm welcome even in the winter months. Shunning modern additions the Red Lion is a slot machine free zone and even mobile phones have to be turned off at the door.

  • Totland Beach

    Totland Beach Isle of Wight

    The beach at Totland is a shingle beach with patches of sand. This beautiful West Isle of Wight beach is located between Yarmouth and Alum Bay (at the far West point of the Island) and is often a great place to a swim or relax on a peaceful beach.

    There is a small shop at Totland Beach to buy snacks and ice-creams or a small restaurant specialising in seafood.

    To get to Totland Beach from Yarmouth take the main road to Alum Bay, pass by Freshwater by going straight over at the roundabout and at the second roundabout (in the centre of Totland Village) take the third exit towards the coast. Go straight over at the cross roads and you will be at the beach.