West Wight


West Wight is the least populated area of the island, which gives the area a spectacular landscape, with views that spread the width of the island. The largest town in the area is Freshwater, with its beach and shops. The islands most famous landmark, The Needles, is in this area.

Famous poets and writers have made this area home in the past. Lord Alfred Tennyson was a regular visitior to the area, and the famous white cliffs have been named after him, Tennyson Down.

Yarmouth is home to the wightlink ferry terminal to lymington. The ferry terminal is overlooked by the tudor castle of Yarmouth.


The area has so many attractions it is not possible to visit all of them in one day! They include: IOW Pearl, Yarmouth Castle, The Needles Landmark Attraction, Calbourne Watermill, Fort Victoria & Dimbola Lodge


The area has great connections with the rest of the island with Southern Vectis providing bus services:

Route 7 Alum Bay/Yarmouth & Newport

Route 12 Alum Bay/Freshwater/Totland & Newport

The Needles Breezer open-top bus from Yarmouth/Alum Bay & Needles Old Battery