FAQs

 

GETTING HERE

 

BY CAR:

Wight link Ferries run from Lymington direct to Yarmouth. For all routes, see www.wightlink.co.uk/  Crossings take on average 45 minutes.

Various ferries also run from Portsmouth to Fishbourne as well as from Southampton to Cowes  but a taxi or bus ride is required to get to Yarmouth. They are available but will take time so ferries to Yarmouth are by far the easiest.

 

By Boat:

You can sail into Yarmouth on all states of the tide. Berthing is controlled by Yarmouth Harbour  http://www.yarmouth-harbour.co.uk/ . Berths can be pre booked two days in advance. If the harbour is full, which it is most weekends, then mooring is available on the trots outside the harbour wall on a first come first served basis.

 

Can I fly to the Isle of Wight?

Yes by private plane. Bembridge (01983 873331) and Sandown (01983 408374. Are the two small airfields but they are both on the east side of the island so a taxi will be required.

 

YARMOUTH – LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

 

Yarmouth natural harbour – a crabbing hotspot!

Yarmouth Castle – (English Heritage) Built in 1547

Yarmouth Pier – Longest wooden pier in the UK

River Yar – Birders delight. Free to use hides available locally

Coastal Walks – To the Needles, Tennyson Down, Old Railway to Freshwater

Beaches – The local beach is Sandhard beach is ideal for swimming but Colwell Bay, Totland Bay and Freshwater also provide great water sports which makes Boaters the ideal base.

Fossils – Abound at Compton Bay and along the south of the island.

Cycling  Island wide! There’s over 200 miles of cycling to be had.

Freshwater Bay has swimming, kayaking and beautiful views looking south. A perfect beach for a picnic.

National Trust’s Tennyson Down is the secret gem of West Wight and cannot be missed.

Local bike hire is only five minutes away. Wight Cycle Hire 5 Station Rd, Yarmouth PO41 0QX Tel: +44 1983 761800

 

 

Food

 

Where are the nearest food shops?

 

Harvey’s  The Square Yarmouth PO41 0NP (Mini Market)

Yarmouth Deli The Square, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight PO41 0NS (All the usual deli provisions)

There is a large Co-op in Freshwater

 

Where are the local restaurants?

 

There are lots of local restaurants but booking is recommended at weekends. Again, the following are all within walking distance of Boaters and in no particular order of preference,

 

The Blue Crab High Street Yarmouth PO41 0PL  Tel: +44 1983 760014

The George Hotel Quay Street Yarmouth PO41 0PE Tel: +44 1983 760331

Off the Rails Station Road Yarmouth PO41 0PE  Tel: +44 1983 760 331

On the Rocks Bridge Road Yarmouth PO41 0PJ Tel: +44 1983 760505

The Wheatsheaf Bridge Road Yarmouth PO41 0PH  Tel: +44 1983 760456

The Kings Head Quay Street Yarmouth PO41 0PB Tel: +44 1983 760351

The Bugle The Square Yarmouth PO41 0NS Tel: +44 1983 760272

Salty’s Quay Street Yarmouth PO41 0PB Tel: +44 1983 761 550

Yarmouth Spice Quay street,, Yarmouth PO410NT Tel: +44 1983 761183

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Where are the local pubs?

 

There are lots of traditional pubs in Yarmouth and, in no particular order of preference, the following are all in walking distance of Boaters:

 

The Wheatsheaf Bridge Road Yarmouth PO41 0PH  Tel: +44 1983 760456

The Kings Head Quay Street Yarmouth PO41 0PB Tel: +44 1983 760351

The Bugle The Square Yarmouth PO41 0NS Tel: +44 1983 760272

Salty’s Quay Street Yarmouth PO41 0PB Tel: +44 1983 761 550

Forresters Wine Bar High Street, Yarmouth PO40 0PL Tel: +44 1983 761635

The Royal Solent Yacht Club The Square, Yarmouth PO41 0NS  Tel: +44 1983 760256 (restricted opening – visiting affiliated / reciprocal sailing members only)

 

 

Where are the nearest Cinemas?

 

Cineworld, Newport Tel: +44 1983 537560/
Commodore, Ryde Tel: +44 845 1662387
Medina Theatre, Newport Tel: +44 1983 527020

 

Where are the nearest theatres?

 

Apollo, Newport – Tel: +44 1983 527267
Medina Theatre – Tel: +44 1983 527020
Anthony Minghella Theatre, Quay Arts Centre, Newport – Tel: +44 1983 528825
Shanklin Theatre – Tel: +44 1983 868000
Trinity Theatre, Cowes – Tel: +44 1983 295229
Winter Gardens, Ventnor – Tel: +44 1983 855215