Isle of Wight Yarmouth

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Monday - Thick Cloud
Maximum: 12C, Minimum: 10C
Wind: 13mph East North Easterly, Visibility: Moderate, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:45 BST, Sunset: 17:55 BST
Tuesday - Light Cloud
Maximum: 14C, Minimum: 9C
Wind: 8mph East North Easterly, Visibility: Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:47 BST, Sunset: 17:53 BST
Wednesday - Light Cloud
Maximum: 15C, Minimum: 10C
Wind: 9mph West South Westerly, Visibility: Very Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:48 BST, Sunset: 17:51 BST

No tidal data is available for this location


Positioned around a natural harbour on the western side of the Isle of Wight and guarded by a castle built by Henry VIII, Yarmouth was the first town on the Island to be granted a Royal Charter in 1135. The town’s proximity to the River Yar Estuary has turned it into popular all year round destination for yachts and motor cruisers. It is also where the Wighgtlink Ferries dock from Lymington. On the quayside there are fishing boats for hire that will take keen anglers on expeditions in the Solent or off the Needles. You can even get a view of the lovely Isle of Wight from the sea by taking the round trip on the splendid Waverley paddle steamer. But the highlight of Yarmouth’s nautical year has to be the Old Gaffer’s Festival in late May and early June, during which over 100 gaff rigged boats compete against one another in a variety of contests.

The square in the town centre is a bustling hub of community and tourist life. Strangers to the town may have a sense of déjà vu as the TV series ‘Rocket to the Moon’ was filmed there. The pride of Yarmouth’s architecture is it’s unique Victorian timber built pier, which was constructed in 1876 and received a full restoration job during the 1990s. The town’s impressive promenade is a lovely place to stroll and take in the magnificent views across the Solent or if you prefer something more tranquil you can enjoy a leafy walk along ‘The Causeway’, which is actually a disused railway track.

Accommodation in the town is universally excellent with a wide choice of holiday centres (including an adults only establishment), campsites, guesthouses and hotels. And as you would imagine from a harbour town there is a vibrant nightlife with plenty of fine restaurants and friendly pubs to choose from. Steeped in history and totally in touch with the 21st century, Yarmouth has a personality all of it’s own. Atmospheric, entertaining and always hospitable it’s a year round treat for anybody wanting to break away from the day-to-day routine.
Comments (11)
31/10/2013 @ 8:48 am
Best seafood at Salty's last night, informed about it by a friend who has been using H.Guides for 6 years. Well done.
31/10/2013 @ 8:47 am
Best seafood at Salty's last night, informed about it by a friend who has been using H.Guides for 6 years. Well done.
16/08/2013 @ 8:47 am
Jennie and friend
Harvey's b&b was fantastic.
Close to our boat and lovely rooms.
03/08/2013 @ 11:07 am
Sarah Stone & crew
Setting sail from Lymington to Yarmouth today or tomorrow.(Still hung over from drinks in the Mayflower last night) Like the look of this Saltys!!Hope its as good as it sounds on your site..Oysters and white wine for us me thinks!!
See you soon Saltys!!!
29/07/2013 @ 10:48 am
Greg Fisher and family
Great day and night in Saltys!! Feeling it now though..
10/07/2013 @ 8:19 am
Eduardo Sanchez
Saltys was food good.
They friendly crazy.
29/10/2012 @ 8:07 pm
Jackson family
Had a few problems with the boat on our visit to Yarmouth, and found your website while googling marine services. Through this we saw Harold Hayles services featured on your site. We have to say the work they carried out was first class and not expensive in relation to other boatyards we have used. So this is a quick note to say thanks to both you and Harold Hayles for enabling us to continue on our summer holidays.
27/10/2012 @ 4:16 am
Sandra Cheryl and Zoe
Wow, had a wonderful weekend on this Island..Used this website to find our way round as it kept cropping up on Google..Tried most of the restaurants and bars etc and was impressed, especially with the maps making it easy for us three bimbos to find them.
We were extremely impressed with the wine at Euro Vines though. We wouldnt have discovered this shop without your site so on behalf of the three of us thanks.x
01/10/2012 @ 6:24 pm
Cheryl and
Had a fab day n night at Saltys..We think!!Cant remember too much though.
17/09/2011 @ 3:54 am
Chris Yorath
Try Harveys...we stayed there and found it great value for money and would certainly go again.
11/09/2011 @ 9:20 am
Bill and crew
Any ideas on reasonable places to stay for myself and 9 man crew in October. we found it very difficult 2 years ago.wondered if any new places...
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