Hurst Castle is a major historical landmark dominating the landscape sited at Milford on Sea – directly opposite Colwell Bay. The fort was initially built by Henry VIII between 1541 – 1544 to guard the Solent. The distance between the Island and the mainland is at its narrowest point and as such both locations are used frequently for organised cross… Read more →
On Sunday 13 September 2015 the coastal footpath between Colwell and Totland was officially reopened. Over 1,000 people attended the launch which featured live music from FaT Samba and the Brighstone Barnacles. Read more →
On the 14th February 2014 the Isle of Wight and much of the south coast was hit by the “Valentine’s Day” storm. Gusts of up to 94 knots were recorded at the Needles Old Battery. The storm caused widespread damage across the south coast. The damage to beach huts hit national news especially the damage and flooding at Milford on… Read more →
Totland Sea Wall Colwell Bay is linked to neighbouring Totland Bay by a popular promenade coastal path popular with locals and tourists alike. Unfortunately, back in December 2012 the concrete sea wall collapsed due to heavy rain causing a landslip. The slip and resulting closure gathered local press interest including articles on the BBC News website and BBC South Today. Read more →
London 2012 Olympic Torch visits Colwell Common
On Saturday 14th July 2012 the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay progressed past Colwell Common on the way to Alum Bay from Yarmouth.
The Olympic torch was carried by Jim Morris from Rookley. The Isle of Wight County Press also marked the occasion via their web-site.