Local area

The Isle of Wight, with its beaches, unspoiled scenery, rich island heritage and over 500 miles of public footpaths is a holiday paradise without all the hassle.  Relax, unwind and slip back to a more simplistic and slower way of life where fresh air, serenity and arresting views dissolve all your stresses and strains. The wonderful seaside town of Yarmouth is the oldest town on the Isle of Wight and is home to a busy harbour, historical buildings, great restaurants, seaside pubs, boutique shops and one of Henry VIII’s famous Solent castles. It all goes to make Yarmouth a joy to explore. Or if sailing is your thing, the Harbour always has a colourful and dazzling array of yachts and cruisers bobbing quietly on the tide or heading out to sea on their next adventure.. The annual “Old Gaffers” Festival is a highlight not to be missed and a full sailing programme operated by the two local sailing clubs, (Royal Solent Yacht Club and Yarmouth Sailing Club)  not forgetting the renowned annual Cowes Week as well.  The town’s 700 foot wooden pier is world famous and perfect to watch a sunset from as you wander out across the sea and look towards Hurst Castle. All in all, the views surrounding Boaters offers walkers, cyclists and bird lovers a stunning mixture of patchwork fields, downlands and seascapes.