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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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  • Great for the kids and dog, to run around and look for fossils. Shame about The damage that was suffered but they are making it nice again. A good couple of restaurant/bars I. The costal oath.  more »
  • This is lovely small beach with safe bathing and places to eat, buy ice- creams and buckets and spades etc. Also the Hut is a restaurant which is a lovely place to eat out in the evening and watch the...  more »
  • We stayed at these cottages for a long weekend and what a fantastic place. All cottages looked the same but some had hot tubs. Unfortunately our did not as none available when we booked. These had 2 b...  more »