Colwell Bay

Brambles Chine has direct access via a slipway to Colwell Bay Beach

Colwell Bay is popular for Water Sports, Water Saftey Zoning is provided to ensure that both bathers and water sports enthusiasts can both enjoy themselves.

Colwell Bay looking east towards Fort Albert and Hurst Castle

Colwell Bay looking from the bottom of the slipway west towards Totland and The Needles

Deckchairs and Sunbeds can be hire from the beach shop if you prefer. Prices for these as at Easter 2017 were ₤2 for a deckchair, ₤4.00 for a lounger and ₤2.50 for a windbreak per day. Crabbing Lines, Wetsuits, Inflatables and other essential beach products such as Ice Creams are also available from the Beach Shop.

Captains Cabin Cafe and Longbeach Bar

The Captains Cabin Cafe and Longbeach Bar

Captains Cabin Cafe and Longbeach Bar

'The Hut at Colwell Bay' resturant is right on the beach

The Hut at Colwell Bay

Colwell Bay has flown the Seaside Award Flag since 1996 and has also been successful in displaying its Water Quality award which has been the highest standard for the last five years.

A gentle walk along the promenade links you with Totland Bay


Totland Bay

Totland seafront is great for relaxing on the beach and an easy walk from Colwell Bay via the promenade.

Totland Pier

The Waterfront pub and resturant is located right on the beach at one end and a cafe on the old pier at the other.

Totland Bay has been able to fly the Seaside Award flag since 2001.


Freshwater Bay and Town

Freshwater is the nearest town to Brambles Chine with the local coop supermarket, plenty of shops, Banks, Fish and Chips, Chinese and Indian Takeaways.

Freshwater Bay

The West Wight Sports center located in Freshwater has a public indoor swimming pool.

Freswater Bay Golf Club has an 18 hole course set on downlands overlooking the english channel.



Yarmouth is an easy (approx 1 mile) walk from Brambles Chine via Fort Victoria Country Park

Yarmouth attracts many visitors. The town has built up around it's natural harbour which is guarded by Yarmouth Castle.

Yarmouth Harbour

The square has a range of shops, pubs and eating establishments.

Yarmouth Town

The Wightlink passenger and vehicle ferry departs from here for it's 30 minute crossing to Lymington on the mainland.

Other boats can be taken from Yarmouth for trips around the Island etc.


The Needles and Alum Bay

The Needles Park has a theme park, sand shop, Alum Bay Glass and a chairlift down onto the beach at Alum Bay with is famous coloured sands, from there you can take a boat trip out to the Needles and the lighthouse.

Follow the coast path for lovely walk from Brambles Chine to the Needles, for the more adventurous, make the return trip over Tennyson downs and back to Brambles Chine via Freshwater

The Needles and Lighthouse


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