Here at The Bay Bed and Breakfast accommodation, we are perfectly situated for you to discover the beautiful surroundings of West Wight and wider Isle of Wight.
Whether on a short break, weekend getaway or longer holiday; find out more about the local area, what to do and where to eat.
Check out our interactive Google map below, featuring details of places to eat here in West Wight. Booking in advance is highly recommended, especially in the summer season to avoid disappointment. We keep the information as up-to-date as possible, but please always check with venues directly as opening days and times can be subject to change throughout the year.
The Bay Boutique Bed and Breakfast accommodation is found in a quiet road just over five minutes walk from Freshwater Bay.
Located in West Wight, Freshwater Bay is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty here on the Isle of Wight.
With fantastic walks offering breathtaking views from Tennyson Down and the Needles lighthouse at Alum Bay nearby, it is a beautiful base to explore West Wight and other areas of the Isle of Wight too.
The beach is covered in a mixture of grey flint and chalk pebbles with some sandy areas to sit at the eastern side of the bay.
Dimbola Lodge was the home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. For 15 years between 1860 to 1875, Dimbola was Julia’s home and workplace. It is now a Museum, Gallery and Tea Room preserved by the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust and open to the public.
Dedicated to her life and work, inside the house preserved features include Gothic carvings, William Morris wallpaper, her original design stairway, Victorian glass and a re-creation of her bedroom.
Dimbola also showcases contemporary exhibitions from photographers around the globe.
Farringford was the home of the celebrated Victorian Poet Laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) and one of the Island’s most important historic estates, has been restored to its 19th century heyday.
Just a short walk from us at The Bay, why not book a house tour or visit the beautiful gardens, (check website for opening times).
St Agnes’ Thatched Church dates from 1908 and is the only thatched church on the Isle of Wight. Located right at the end of Guyers road, where The Bay is situated.
Hallam Tennyson, son of the Victorian poet laureate who lived at nearby Farringford, donated land for this new church in Freshwater Bay. Hallam's wife Audrey suggested that the church be named for St. Agnes and it was consecrated on 12 August 1908. It is the only thatched church on the Isle of Wight.
Tennyson Down is one of the most popular places to
walk on the Island. Running from Freshwater Bay to the Needles Headland, the area is known for inspiring Tennyson (hence its name).
With breathtaking views across the island and to the Needles rocks, many describe it as a highlight of any trip to the Isle of Wight.
Enjoy one of the best picnic spots in Britain as you gaze over white chalk cliffs - just wrap up warm if you are visiting in the winter.