The Beach Guide

Freshwater Bay

Freshwater Bay - Isle of Wight

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The beach at Freshwater Bay is set in a dip between chalky cliffs. To the west these cliffs form the famous Needles Headland and Tennyson Downs .

The sand and pebble beach is fairly popular but copes well, with plenty of space and facilities. There is also a large car park and an esplanade.

The local independent lifeboat operates from Freshwater Bay.

Type of beach

Sand & pebble

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Isle of Wight dog friendly beaches »


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    • Promenade

    Nearest town


    OS grid ref.

    SZ 3473 8569

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