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Collwell Bay, Freshwater

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Colwell Bay is a bay in the west of the Isle of Wight. It is located between the towns of Totland and Yarmouth. The bay's northernmost point is Cliff's End (Fort Albert) the closest point of the Island to the British mainland, with Hurst Castle lying at the end of a long peninsula just 1500 metres (a little less than a mile) to the northwest. The southernmost point is Warden Point.Colwell Bay has a popular beach, with two miles of sand and shingle, and facilities including cafes, shops and equipment hire outlets.An area of 13.56 hectares has been notified as a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest, notification originally taking place in 1959. The site is significant for its Eocene geology and maritime vegetated soft cliff habitat.It is the location of three chines: Colwell Chine, Brambles Chine and Linstone Chine.Colwell Bay is on the A3054 road and near the western end of the A3055 road. Public transport to the area is provided by Southern Vectis route 7 and the Needles Tour.
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128 reviews
  • August 19, 2017
    Collwell Bay has seen many changes since I first came here in 1954, it still is a good beach for the children. It has seen a resent face lift by all of the businesses and is now looking quite Mediterr...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This has to be one of my favourite beaches and part of the sea. Admittedly there's not much beach, however still plenty of places to lounge. Take a BBQ for the evening and watch the sunset, the atmosp...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Great place, even though the weather wasn't great all the time! Good cafes, easy parking and lovely walk along the coastal path  more »

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