Photo by Wight Coast Fossils
Things To Do
Picturesque Yarmouth Harbour and the adjacent town with its eclectic, boutique shops and galleries and excellent places to eat and drink is a fantastic destination at any time of year.
Flowing into Yarmouth Harbour is the Western Yar Estuary with its abundant wildlife and gorgeous riverside walks.
In Yarmouth and the beautiful West Wight beyond, there are lots of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy.
Yarmouth Harbour And Pier
A stroll by the busy harbour quayside provides lots to see with ferries docking, fishing vessels, sailing and motorboats coming and going all day long.
Or walk along the impressive Grade 2 Listed Pier dating from 1876, explore the Roundhouse Museum on the Pier, and enjoy wonderful views of the harbour and West Wight coastline.
What To Do
Just a few yards from the harbour quayside you can discover the fascinating 16th century Yarmouth Castle built by Henry VIII, see the town’s quaint cobbled streets and visit a stunning 17th century church – in fact, Yarmouth town has some of the oldest architecture to be found on the Isle of Wight!
A short distance from Yarmouth is Fort Victoria Country Park, a Victorian gun battery that houses several local attractions including the Island Planetarium and The Isle of Wight Reptilarium.
Not to be missed in West Wight is the Tapnell Farm Park all-weather family attraction, the popular West Wight Alpacas And Lamas, the famous Needles Landmark Attraction, Tennyson’s Farringford House and Garden, Dimbola Museum and much more.
There are plenty of great locations for family activities and fun during your stay, with Yarmouth and West Wight boasting some of the best beaches on the Island.
Close to the moored boats in the harbour is Yarmouth Harbour’s own sandy beach, The Sandhard, with a dedicated BBQ area, great for some family summer fun, with many other beautiful beaches close by in West Wight.
Walking And Cycling
Located just a few miles from the mainland, the Isle of Wight is the ideal place to relax and unwind in exhilarating clean air.
Whilst in Yarmouth, explore some of the many special walks in the local area, such as the Western Yar Estuary Circular Walk, the Robert Hooke Trail, or the Tennyson and Brook nature trails.
Yarmouth is also the perfect base for a cycling holiday. Within an area of just 147 miles, you will find over 200 miles of cycle routes enticing you into the countryside or along the coast.
There’s a Tourist Information Point at Yarmouth Harbour Office where you can pick up a range of leaflets and guides and find out lots more about all the things to do in Yarmouth and the surrounding area.
Car hire and cycle hire is also available straight from the Harbour Office.
If you need somewhere to stay, there are a good range of accommodation choices in Yarmouth, West Wight and the wider Isle of Wight.