One Bedroom Apartment, Sleeps 4
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Freshwater Bay has been hewn from the chalk cliffs that surround it by thousands of years of exposure to the waves and the small river that runs from Freshwater Bay to Yarmouth. Now dammed at this end, leaving a marsh in the hollow of the bay area, the river Yar flows northwards from here and the sea wall and coastal road prevent its egress to the sea.
Smugglers once used the caves around the bottom of the chalk cliffs that are exposed at low tide - if you wish to explore them, it is best to find a local guide as you can become cut off by the tide. Kayaking is the ideal way to see them and the other small bays, Watcombe and Scratchells, that are also hewn from the chalk. This beach is popular for surfing and watersports and boats will moor offshore to come ashore.
There are a number of great eateries each within close proximity of the property and Freshwater Bay. Conveniently located only 100 metres from the apartment, there is Orchard Shop, a general food store providing all your basics, and Piano Cafe, which serves a large selection of food during the day and in the evenings, including mezze boards and tapas, and often offers live music. One of the oldest beach cafes, The Freshwater Bay Cafe, sits on the road through the bay, selling ice creams, cream teas and some beach goods and sundries; something for everyone! Opposite here, the Albion Hotel houses a public bar and behind the bay is a large car park, off which is the Sandpipers Hotel, also a popular bar and eatery. You can access another popular cafe, The Dandelion, from a path on the eastern side of the bay (or drive up Gate Lane and turn off at the sign).
If you're lucky enough to witness an abnormally low tide, take a stroll across the rocky exposed ledge to see the caves and small bay to the western side of Freshwater Bay.