The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A traditional cozy inn with an open fire and garden in summer. The blackboard menu changes daily and the pub has its own herb garden to accompany fresh local fish and meat. There are lots of lovely walks in the area so this is the perfect place to stop for refreshments. Dogs are welcome.
A pretty bay with a sand and pebble beach nestled in between chalk cliffs. Located just to the east of Needles headland, the beach is popular but usually has ample space and facilities. Parking is available and dogs are not allowed from May until the end of September. There's no lifeguard cover here.
If you visit at high tide, there's a good spot along the sea wall to jump off and go for a swim. At low tide the 'cabbage patch' of rocks appear, a great spot for rock pooling and exploring, but shoes are advised!
Pull on your walking boots and head out for a day of stunning scenery including The Needles and Tennyson Down. This walk is six miles in length and will take you along the chalk cliffs and wonderful countryside of the western end of the island. Take a look at the attached map on the website from Walking Britain for further details.
Situated at the point of the island where it seems the western tip might break off and float away, Freshwater is the largest town on this side of the Isle of Wight. Explore Tennyson Downs on foot, have a round of golf, walk the chalk cliffs of the beautiful bay and sample delicious morsels in the many eateries.
The original station was transformed into a restaurant in 2014 and is now open for lunch and dinner throughout the year. This is a popular spot for walkers and cyclists and dogs are made very welcome. Give them a call for opening times before you go as they don't open every day during off season months.
Fantastic meal and a nice location for a bit of birdwatching
We had some great burgers and a delicious roast duck leg with a savoury waffle (loved the sauce too!) What a great location! Shame it was too cold for us to explore the wetlands and foreshore, however still managed to spot a few interesting birds on the way back to the town centre. Dogs are welcome too, which is a bonus, and they can even sample some "doggy treats"
Park above the beach and take the steps down. There's two miles of open sandy beach, sandstone cliffs and the chalk cliffs of Freshwater further afield. There are no facilities apart from toilets so take all your food and drink with you. It's a popular spot for kitesurfers and windsurfers. Dogs are not allowed from 1st June to the end of September and there is no lifeguard cover.
A great spot for an Ice cream if you're out for a drive along the South Coast. One of the few places on the Island you can usually find some Surf
To keep you fit whilst on holiday you'll find a swimming pool, sports hall, gym and exercise classes here. With ample parking, friendly staff and a cafe for a spot of refreshment afterwards this is a great place to visit.
Located a short walk away from the beach at Freshwater Bay, this cafe serves hot drinks, homemade cakes, nibbles and sharing mezze boards alongside homemade specials. Live entertainment plays regularly so give them a call to find out whats on.
This was the home and workplace of Julia for 15 years from 1860 and is now preserved by the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust. The museum contains interesting memoirs and photographs alongside some original features inside the house including Gothic carvings and William Morris wallpaper. Parking is free but disabled access is limited to the downstairs areas which incude the tea rooms.
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Things to do
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