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A holiday rental home in Freshwater provides a home base for many activities.

When you choose a holiday rental home in Freshwater, you will find that there is much to do and see within a short distance. From beautiful beaches to historically important buildings, you holiday rental home will provide a comfortable place from which to plan each day’s adventures.

Things to do on holiday to Freshwater

Most travellers to Freshwater during the summer months plan to spend at least part of their time on holiday enjoying the beautiful beaches in the area. Swimming, sunbathing and water sports are all wonderful ways to spend a summer day in Freshwater. There are also boat tours, such as those offered by Cadley Island and Coastal Island Cruises. These day trips feature comfortable boats, many with both indoor and outdoor seating, and guides that point out important historical and geographical points of interest. For those who would rather stay on dry ground, a carriage ride through Tenby is a unique way to learn more about that nearby town.

Places to visit on holiday to Freshwater

There are many important historic building in the Freshwater area. Manobrier Castle is located in a valley and provides visitors with gorgeous ocean views. Once inside the castle walls, visitors can enjoy the perfectly manicured lawns, peruse the gift shop and explore the castle whilst medieval music plays in the background. St. James Church is another ancient building. Built in the 12th century, there remains part of the original foundation.

There are also plenty of interesting museums close to Freshwater. The Guntower Museum was once a fort used to protect the Royal Navy. Today, visitors can see hundreds of artefacts about the sites history. The Flying Boat Centre is situated in a building that was once home base to these impressive boats. Learn about the engineering and history of these famous vessels. Art lovers will enjoy a stop by the Golden Plover Studio. In addition to a gallery, visitors will have a chance to watch artists at work as they create their works of art.

Weather in Freshwater

The most popular time to visit Freshwater is in the summer. During July and August, the average high temperature is 21 degrees. Also, the least amount of monthly rainfall occurs in July with just 37 mm. December through February brings the coldest months with average highs of only 8 to 9 degrees. Spring offers mild temperatures with average highs 10 and 16 degrees. The average high temperature during the fall is between 15 and 18 degrees.

There is some rainfall every month. The wettest months are October through January when between 88 and 91 mm falls per month.

Travel to Freshwater

Travelling to Freshwater may involve air, rail or ferry travel or a combination of all three. The closest airport is Bournemouth (BOH), located just over 25 km from Freshwater. Southampton (SOU) is also close at 30 km distance. Some travellers are able to find a better faire by flying into Shoreham Airport (BSH) which is 86 km from Freshwater. The closest railway station is Shanklin, 33km from Freshwater. This railway station is well serviced from London and from some airports. There is a ferry terminal in Yarmouth, just 7 km from Freshwater. A ferry can be boarded close to Shanklin Railway Station.

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Freshwater Holiday Cottages & Apartments (300+)

 

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Very charming, lovely cottage, very well appointed and decorated

5 of 5
Very delighted with the location and the cottage. We mostly did sightseeing around the island, and thought that Wight cottage was one of the best locations to stay. Just make sure you book for dinner on Saturday night if you want to go to a particular restaurant.
  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

Perfect seaside retreat

5 of 5
Bay View is a beautifully presented stylish comfortable apartment with a fantastic prospect. Three of us stayed for a week and had trouble tearing ourselves away during the day. West Wight is the best part of the Island and a great location for walkers and those needing a bit of peace and quiet. Thanks go to Mel for her excellent communications regarding our stay.
  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017