Posted on 21 Aug 2005

Yarmouth is one of the most picturesque small towns on the island and the oldest. It is an extremely popular yachting destination and being located at the western end of the Solent, Yarmouth Harbour is a popular place for yachtsmen to call into on passage to or from France or the West Country. Despite its enormous popularity Yarmouth has remained almost completely unspoiled, retaining its unique style and atmosphere.

South of the bridge is the Yar river which is navigable by dinghy as far as the causeway at Freshwater. The river and its associated salt marshes and mud flats are a haven to several breeds of birds throughout the year, including Brent Geese, Shelduck, Teal and Widgeon.