Freshwater – Isle of Wight is situated at the western tip of the Island also known as the back of the Wight.
It consists of Freshwater Village and Freshwater Bay.
Freshwater village offers a good selection of small independent shops, cafes and the West Wight Sports Centre and Indoor Swimming Pool.
The magnificent high chalk cliffs, rolling downs and delightful beaches at Freshwater Bay and nearby Compton Bay attract many visitors and surfers all year round.
The renowned Freshwater Bay Golf Club, which overlooks the English Channel has the most stunning coastal sea views from most tees and offers a superb day out for golfers of all abilities.
The area is a haven for birdwatchers, cyclists and walkers with many wonderful walks to be enjoyed, not only on the West Wight but across the entire Isle of Wight criss-crossing over a much varied island landscape.
Nearby is Afton Down, this was the location of the famous 1970 Isle of Wight Music Festival along with Tennyson Down they are the most popular walks in this part of the island.
At the foot of Tennyson Down is the Dimbola Museum and Photographic Galleries, a must see museum whilst on the island.
The Needles Pleasure Park at Alum Bay with its coloured sand cliffs and chairlift to the beach is just south west of Freshwater and well worth a visit.