Tourist Information in Isle of Wight
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Yarmouth Town Information




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Yarmouth Harbour - Photo: Isle of Wight Tourism
Yarmouth Harbour - Photo: Isle of Wight Tourism

Picturesque Yarmouth is one of the jewels of the Isle of Wight’s south coast and was the first purpose-built port on the island. It was destroyed by French invaders in 1377 but Henry VIII ensured its survival by constructing the square fortress Yarmouth Castle as part of his coastal defence system


A ferry plies between here and Lymington on the mainland and, in keeping with the island’s maritime heritage, Yarmouth’s deepwater harbour is popular with the yachting brigade. The approach to the town offers spectacular views across the Solent to the Hampshire coast.