Travelling to Colwell Bay

Wightlink Ferry approaches Yarmouth
Wightlink Ferry approaches Yarmouth

Ports near Colwell Bay

Yarmouth is the nearest port to Colwell Bay. Approximate journey time to Colwell from Yarmouth is 7 minutes by car. There is also a delightful coastal walk from Yarmouth to Colwell past Fort Victoria and it’s country park.

Wightlink operates the main car and passenger service from Lymington to Yarmouth.  You can also embark on various sight seeing cruises from Yarmouth to attractions such as the Needles and Hurst Castle.

Other ports on the island include Cowes, Fishbourne and Ryde.

Ferries to the Isle of Wight

You can get to the island via the following companies: Wightlink Ferries, Red Funnel Ferries, and Hovertravel.  If you regularly shop at Tesco you can exchange your clubcard vouchers for use as (part) payment for certain Wightlink fares.

Public Transport to Colwell Bay

Southern Vectis is the local bus company and there is a bus stop at the top of Colwell Chine.  Bus services: Number 7, ‘Needles Breezer’ and “Island Coaster” pass Colwell Bay. Further information and bus timetables for Colwell Bay

FYTbus is a registered charity with a fleet of three minibuses. Run by volunteers their scheduled routes and excursions have a passenger assistant providing help where needed.  Routes B & C include stops at Colwell.  Further information on FYT Bus routes.

Coastal Walk from Yarmouth to Colwell Bay

You can walk from Yarmouth to Colwell Bay by following the coastal path.  This route is part of the bigger coastal walk from Yarmouth to Brighstone.  Further coastal walks on the Isle of Wight  can be found on the official tourist web-site.

Maps and Directions to Colwell

Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO40 9NP, UK