Yarmouth is located on the western side of the Isle of Wight at the mouth of the Yar estuary and is the gateway to the quieter glories of the West Wight countryside and unspoiled coast. Visitors will be delighted by the choice of high quality holiday cottages in Yarmouth available to rent all year round. Wightlink Ferries dock here from Lymington, after a crossing of just over half an hour (great for day or half-day trips to explore the Dorset Coast). London is only 2 hours away.
Yarmouth received its charter in 1135 and is the second smallest town in England. Its natural harbour is guarded by Yarmouth Castle, built by Henry VIII in 1547. The harbour attracts international yachts and motor cruisers, whose crews take advantage of the moorings to enjoy the lively range of shops, and many places to eat and drink in the town. However, you don't need a yacht to stay in the town. There are a fine choice of holiday cottages and self catering town houses from which to enjoy Yarmouth's attractions and those on the rest of the Isle of Wight for landlubberes. The charming listed wooden pier makes a fine promenade to enjoy views of the Solent and welcomes visits from ‘The Waverley’ paddle steamer offering pleasure cruises on The Solent in summer. Yarmouth also appeals to visitors looking for a fishing holiday with opportunities for shore and boat fishing all year round. Book a holiday cottage to ensure that no matteer what the state of the tide, it won't conflict with having to be back for set meal times required when staying ion a hotel.
Explore the picturesque Isle of Wight and The Solent from the perfect holiday home base of Sail Loft, a family-sized seaside 2-bedroom apartment just west of the historic harbour town of Yarmouth.
A romantic holiday retreat for two awaits visitors to the Isle of Wight at The Sail Loft Annexe. Just west of the historic harbour town of Yarmouth affords guests easy access to a private beach from this delightful ground-floor beach apartment.
Starboard is a beautiful Isle of Wight coastal retreat located on a shingle beach in charming Yarmouth. A small and romantic open plan studio apartment sleeping 2, Starboard is also dog-friendly.
Yarmouth's picturesque narrow streets and town square are lined by flower-decked shops and and old traditional pubs. Staying in Yarmouth on a self catering holiday doesn't mean you have to seat in your cottage all the time. Give the diswasher a rest: The town contains some lovely restaurants ranging from the luxurious through family-friendly pubs to cafes and tea rooms with outside tables for celebrating fine weather late into the evening. Many menues will have an emphasis on local produce and freshly caught fish.
Fill an entire day at Fort Victoria near Yarmouth whose attractions inlcude a 360-degree Planetarium, a large model railway exhibition (nostalgia for Dads') a Marine Aquarium, and a sea bed rchaeology exhibition.
There are some fine sandy beaches within easy reach and good transport links with the rest of the Island, with access to long distance walks and bike rides. Take a chairlift ride at theNeedles Park Sand Cliffs in Alum Bay for the best view of the rugged multi-coloured chalk sand cliffs.