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Things to do in Freshwater

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Discover the best attractions and activities that Freshwater has to offer

Freshwater, Isle of Wight is a fantastic tourist destination in the UK, with an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year

It’s not hard to see why Freshwater is one of the best places to visit on the Isle of Wight.

Freshwater Bay is perfect for a summertime day trip, offering soft sands and marvellous coastal views. Colwell Bay offers spectacular views of The Solent, featuring incredible long stretches of golden sand. Fort Victoria is one of the popular things to do in Freshwater, housing a number of family-friendly amusements.

Visit the Fort Victoria Model Railway or reach for the stars at the fascinating Island Planetarium. The Fort Victoria Country Park allows visitors to stroll through 20 hectares of woodland, giving access to stunning sea views.

Use our helpful things to do guide to make your Freshwater holiday an experience to remember.

Photo of Fort Victoria by Psychostevouk

  • Colwell Bay

    A beautiful sand and shingle beach situated in the West of the Isle of Wight, offering spectacular views of the Solent and the English mainland.

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  • Fort Victoria

    Fort Victoria

    Occupying 20 hectares of pretty woodland and offering stunning views over the Solent, this fun country park contains amusing features such as a Reptilarium, model village, and an archaeology discovery museum.

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  • Freshwater Bay

    Freshwater Bay


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    The sands and pebbles of Freshwater are nestled between two striking chalk cliffs, which further along form the Needles Headland.

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  • St Agnes Church

    St Agnes Church

    An interesting thatched-roofed church built in the early 1900’s with a quaint interior and friendly, welcoming charm.

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