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The small, but historically significant town on Yarmouth can be found on the north-western coast of the Isle of Wight, at the mouth of the River Yar. The diminutive beach here is a short stretch of mixed sand and shingle which all but disappears at high tide. Adjacent to the beach is the Royal Solent Yacht Club, which provides on-shore facilities for visiting yachtsmen and organises a variety of sailing events throughout the year.
Yarmouth's little beach is somewhat dominated by the grade II listed pier. This is said to be the last remaining pier made entirely out of wood (apart from the nuts and bolts holding it together!) in the British Isles. A small fee is payable to enter and walk along the pier, which is used by local fishermen and has excellent views across the Solent and along this stretch of the coast.
Type of beach
Sand & shingle
Dogs friendly beach?
Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
- Good fishing
- Pub nearby
OS grid ref.
SZ 3548 8980