Here at The Bay Bed and Breakfast accommodation, we are perfectly situated for you to discover the beautiful surroundings of West Wight and wider Isle of Wight.
Whether on a short break, weekend getaway or longer holiday; find out more about the local area, what to do and where to eat.
The Bay Boutique Bed and Breakfast accommodation is found in a quiet road just over five minutes walk from Freshwater Bay.
Located in West Wight, Freshwater Bay is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty here on the Isle of Wight.
With fantastic walks offering breathtaking views from Tennyson Down and the Needles lighthouse at Alum Bay nearby, it is a beautiful base to explore West Wight and other areas of the Isle of Wight too.
The beach is covered in a mixture of grey flint and chalk pebbles with some sandy areas to sit at the eastern side of the bay.
Dimbola Lodge was the home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. For 15 years between 1860 to 1875, Dimbola was Julia’s home and workplace. It is now a Museum, Gallery and Tea Room preserved by the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust and open to the public.
Dedicated to her life and work, inside the house preserved features include Gothic carvings, William Morris wallpaper, her original design stairway, Victorian glass and a re-creation of her bedroom.
Dimbola also showcases contemporary exhibitions from photographers around the globe.
Freshwater Bay Golf Club has one of the most spectacular courses in the UK. Set on the downlands overlooking the English Channel, this seaside links style golf course is 5,725 yards long, par 69 which provides a challenge for golfers of all abilities.
Visitors are most welcome and rates are very reasonable. Freshwater Bay is an ideal venue for society and corporate golf days and the club believe their friendly hospitality will add to the enjoyment of your game, creating a memorable day for all visitors.
We have discount codes availble here at The Bay offering money off the cost of a round.
St Agnes’ Thatched Church dates from 1908 and is the only thatched church on the Isle of Wight. Located right at the end of Guyers road, where The Bay is situated.
Hallam Tennyson, son of the Victorian poet laureate who lived at nearby Farringford, donated land for this new church in Freshwater Bay. Hallam's wife Audrey suggested that the church be named for St. Agnes and it was consecrated on 12 August 1908. It is the only thatched church on the Isle of Wight.
Tennyson Down is one of the most popular places to
walk on the Island. Running from Freshwater Bay to the Needles Headland, the area is known for inspiring Tennyson (hence its name).
With breathtaking views across the island and to the Needles rocks, many describe it as a highlight of any trip to the Isle of Wight.
Enjoy one of the best picnic spots in Britain as you gaze over white chalk cliffs - just wrap up warm if you are visiting in the winter.