Yarmouth is the most western harbour on The Isle Of Wight. This pretty harbour and town offer plenty of fine restaurants and pubs. This is a frequent stop over for C2 RIBs and is favoured by many of our clients. The Harbour had existed for several hundred years before it became a Trust Port in 1931.
The square in the town centre is a bustling hub of community and tourist life. The pride of Yarmouth's architecture is it's unique Victorian timber built pier, which was constructed in 1876 and received a full restoration job during the 1990s. The town's impressive promenade is a lovely place to stroll and take in the magnificent views across the Solent.
This port is close to the Needles channel at Hurst Point Castle with the lighthouse.
Hurst Castle was the perfect location to defend the western approach to the Solent. The castle was built by Henry VIII as one of a chain of coastal fortresses and was completed in 1544.
Charles I was imprisoned here in 1648 before being taken to London to his trial and execution.
The castle was modernised during the Napoleonic wars and again in the 1870's when the enormous armoured wings were constructed. Two of the huge 38-ton guns installed in the 1870's can be viewed in their casemates.
During World War II, Hurst was manned with coastal gun batteries and searchlights.
Yarmouth harbour also is a location to start a tour down to The Needles Battery at the far Western End of the island. Aboard our boats you get to see the spectacular lighthouse and chalk cliffs.