Freshwater is a large village in West Wight and is a popular destination for visitors with the spectacular Freshwater Bay area lying to the south of the main village.

It was the birthplace of physicist Robert Hooke and was the home of Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson. The bay is easily recognised by its chalk cliffs and the imposing “Stag” and “Mermaid” rocks that sit at the edge of the coast, which are a magnet for photographers on the Isle of Wight.

Tennyson Down (named after the local poet Alfred Tennyson) which rises above Freshwater is worth the steep walk as it opens up to some of the best views on the Isle of Wight and runs along to the iconic Needles rocks and lighthouse at the most Westerly tip of the Island. Freshwater Bay has a fantastic pebble beach which is very popular all year round for swimming, walks and boating, and from here it is easy to access the coast path in either direction.


The village is the main shopping area that services the West of the Isle of Wight with a number of established stores and a supermarket and includes our quirky store.   Our shop is the centre of the community and sells a variety of merchandise from clothing, vintage china, accessories, bric a brac and other unique finds. There is parking opposite and the team are very welcoming and friendly. The store is part of the establishment and the hub of the local community.

Opening Times: Monday to Friday 9am4pm and Saturday 9am1pm
Tel: 01983 756482