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Activities in Yarmouth

Just a few steps from your boat in the harbour you can find yourself on a pretty sandy beach, The Sandhard, great for a quick swim and sandcastle building before eating al fresco in the dedicated BBQ area next to the beach.

On The Green, next to Yarmouth Sailing Club, is Yarmouth Harbour’s Sensory Trail, which encourages everyone to discover more about the Western Yar Estuary, the harbour, and the West Wight landscape.

Fishing is popular from Yarmouth Pier, just remember to purchase your permit first from the Harbour Office Reception.

Boat Trips

From Yarmouth Harbour, you can go on fishing trips or sightseeing boat tours, take out boat charters, or choose between several popular cruises to see the distinctive rocks of The Needles.

Royal Solent Yacht Club racing

Photo by Royal Solent Yacht Club


Dinghy sailing, yacht racing, motorboating and cruising are very popular in Yarmouth with both the Royal Solent Yacht Club and Yarmouth Sailing Club extremely active on the water.

Bird Watching

The River Yar and estuary offer excellent opportunities for bird watching and you could well see quite a number of the waterfowl species that can be found on the Island.

Birds - Western Yar Estuary - Yarmouth Harbour
Surfing in West Wight - Photo by Visit Isle of Wight

Photo by Visit Isle of Wight


Elsewhere in West Wight there are activities galore to try, including paragliding, surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, golf, horse riding and much more.

Freshwater Bay Coasteering


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