Local shopping around Freshwater Bay

We do not have many shops in the bay, but the shops we have are very special !

Orchards at the junction of Gate Lane/Bedbury Lane and Victoria Road.
Properly Orchard Brothers this classic English corner shop was established in 1865 and still supplies a suprising range of goods. A grocery shop but also greengrocer, off licence, newsagent and deli! Local baked bread and their own boiled ham are just the start of the local produce sold here. For the full story click here.
The Piano Cafe Mezze
Gate Lane just before the junction with Bedbury Lane and Victoria Road.
a stunning addition to the local scene this popular venue is open from breakfast till evening, often with live music. A favourite with walkers , cyclists and local cake lovers (which is always a good sign! ) , click here.
Lifeboat shop

on the western side of the Freshwater Bay Lifeboat station is one of the most popular little shops in the summer This sells many holiday items such as beach toys, postcards, ice creams, tea and coffee, local mementoes and maps. The profits go to support the independent lifeboat (NOT R.N.L.I.), so a good place to shop for these items.
Dimbola Lodge
on Gate Lane has a gift shop selling books, cards, artwork and some toys.
Cameron Books on the corner of Dimbola is a must for those who love and collect books.
Freshwater village

Has a butcher, fishmonger, baker, ironmonger, DIY store, tatooist, optician, fishing tackle shop, florist, print shop, carpet shop, chemist, another chemists, funeral director, computer servicing, property agents, cafes, Indian and Chinese take-aways and a chip shop, pet supplies, betting shop, motor servicing, antiques, picture framer, newsagents, hairdressers, two dentists, jewellers, cycle repairs, furnishing items, toys, beauty spa, another newsagents which also sells arists materials. Also some charity shops, a small Co-op and a small Sainsburys. On Afton Road there is the supermarket and a garden centre. There is a an award winning bookkshop and a parade of quirky shops which sell hand made chocolates and a variety of gifts and crafts and goodies. There may well be something different next time you look!