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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 beach and restaurant. Ideal for couples, family and children. Lovely food available and in the summer months, a wonderful place to spend the day. 
  • A step back in time we cycled here there is places to drink and eat we were made welcome and the view of the cliffs is great 
  • lovely little bay with toilets- beach shops and food facilities plus pay & display parking when i first arrived and went for a walk i was so dissapointed tho- all i saw was a big concrete path with wa...  more »