Freshwater Village and Yarmouth Town are the main centres for the West Wight.
|Yarmouth||is geared more towards the holiday season and visitors, with
a large percentage of second homes. As such it is the centre for restaurants, pubs and selective shopping.|
|Freshwater Village|| caters for the needs of residents and has a number of small supermarkets, general shops, cafes and take aways. Freshwater has the health centre and the sports centre.|
Banks and money
Lloyds on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,|
Natwest mobile bank in Honor and Jeffrey's car park mondays 2-3'30pm and Thursdays 1-3.30pm.
The Co-Op supermarket in Afton Road has an ATM and a Post Office.
There are a number of Estate Agents who have links to the major building societies.
Local health matters are dealt with by the Brookside Health Centre, Queens Road, Freshwater IOW PO40 9DT Telephone: 01983 753433
Indoor Sports and Fitness:
West Wight Sports Centre is a non profit making charitable company. It is located at the back of the Moa Place Car Park off School Green Road. Facilities include: Two swimming pools, Fitness room, Sports Hall, Two meeting rooms, Sports shop, specialising in swimwear and a licensed cafe'.
Above the Bay on Afton Down is the 18 hole Freshwater Golf Club Telephone: 01983 752955.
Arts and crafts
Seahorses offer a number of art and craft course, with or without accommodation.
Dimbola Galleries & Photographic Museumfeatures permanent and changing exhibitions of Art and Photography, IoW Festival history, Jimi Hendrix statue, Tea Room and gift shop. Art courses are also available. Telephone: 01983 756814
Freshwater Memorial Hall also hosts events, concerts and craft fairs.
pageThe area has many artists and crafters, some take part in the annual Open Studio event, some are listed on the Local Artists page
Freshwater Library also holds exibitions and art events.
Library open;-Mon 9.30-1. Tues, Wed ,Fri 9.30-12.30/1.30-4.30 . Thu closed. Sat 9.30-12.30.
Within the grounds of the Afton Farm you will find First Contact. They offer a number of extreme sports from paragliding, sea canoeing and windsurfing to high speed RIB rides.
Fire and Emergency
|There is a fire station in Freshwater village in Tennyson Road which runs behind the shops in Avenue Road. The nearest police
station is in Yarmouth and there is Coastguard centre at the Needles.|
Freshwater Bay Lifeboat is an independent station reliant on local fundraising, but covering much of the coastal waters south of the Island. An R.N.L.I.lifeboat is stationed at Yarmouth.
|Church of England|
St Agnes', Gate Lane, Freshwater Bay.
All Saints, Church Place, Freshwater
Christ Church, Church Hill, Totland
St James, Yarmouth
United Reformed Church, Guyers Road, Freshwater Bay
Roman Catholic St Saviour's, Hurst Hill/Summers Lane, Totland
Baptist Church, Colwell Road, Colwell
Methodist Church, Brookside, Freshwater
|There is no public house within the Bay area however the Albion Hotel and the Holiday Fellowship Hotel do have bars and restaurants. Dimbola's Tea room is also licenced, as is the Piano cafe. Freshwater village has two remaining pubs, The Vine and the Red Lion.|
|Refuse||Local Council Amenity Site Afton Road is open 3 days, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.|