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Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

  • Evening light over Yarmouth Harbour
    Evening light over Yarmouth Harbour
  • Headon Warren - The Needles - credit Visit Isle of Wight
    Headon Warren - The Needles - credit Visit Isle of Wight
  • Yarmouth Harbour beach at The Sandhard - credit Visit Isle of Wight
    Yarmouth Harbour beach at The Sandhard - credit Visit Isle of Wight
  • The Mill and Marshes near to Yarmouth Harbour
    The Mill and Marshes near to Yarmouth Harbour
  • Fossil walks - credit Visit Isle of Wight
    Fossil walks - credit Visit Isle of Wight

Situated on the Isle of Wight’s beautiful northwest coast, Yarmouth Harbour is an exciting new small ship cruise destination and a convenient gateway to West Wight’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For cruise lines seeking exciting new ports of call that are inaccessible to the larger cruise ships, Yarmouth Harbour is the ideal small ship destination. With its close proximity to the Solent, The Needles, and the English Channel, Yarmouth Harbour is conveniently situated for ships on UK and Northern European cruise itineraries.

Yarmouth is a tender port where only small ships have the privilege of anchoring, with views of the pretty harbour, the Grade 2 Listed Yarmouth Pier dating from 1876 and a Tudor castle completed in 1547, one of Henry VIII’s most sophisticated coastal fortresses.

Just yards from the harbour quayside, Yarmouth offers cruise passengers more history, from the town’s quaint cobbled streets to a stunning 17th century church. In fact, Yarmouth has some of the oldest architecture on the Isle of Wight. Nearby, other historical sites include the 17th century Old Town Hall at Newtown National Nature Reserve.

The seaside town of Yarmouth and West Wight provide visitors with an enticing array of eclectic boutique shops and galleries showcasing Island arts and crafts, as well as delectable local cuisine, including at renowned seafront restaurants named in the prestigious Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland.

Yarmouth and West Wight offer a wide array of exciting excursion opportunities with world- renowned landmarks and attractions to discover, off-the-beaten-track experiences at sites of historical, cultural, nautical, and literary interest, a host of activities to try ashore and afloat, a stunning natural and coastal environment to enjoy, and one of Britain’s richest fossil localities to explore.

Click here for Yarmouth Harbour cruise information including anchorage position chart.

Top Five Facts about Yarmouth

1. New cruise destination where visiting small ships can enjoy exclusivity as the only ship in port.
2. Guests can discover scenic Yarmouth’s ancient past and historic architecture as well as a stunning natural and coastal environment just a few steps from the quayside.
3. Guided tours in Yarmouth and West Wight tap into the area’s cultural richness and authenticity with abundant opportunities for exploration and adventures ashore and afloat.
4. Whether you chose east, west or south from Yarmouth you can soon be exploring one of Britain’s richest fossil localities, even where dinosaurs walked 125 million years ago.
5. Yarmouth and Cowes, small ship destinations and diverse seaside towns on “paradise island”, aka the Isle of Wight, offer cruise lines a full day combination call that takes in both ports and provides guests with the ultimate in authentic Island experiences.

Port information
Passenger Facilities
Further contacts & info
Time zone:


Operational hours :


Berth enquries / reservations:

Deputy Harbour Master or via Port Agents

Latitude & Longitude:

(Harbour Entrance) 50° 42’.42N  001° 30’.05W

Prevailing Weather:


Anchorage position :

50° 42’.807N 001° 29’.941W

Distance to landing stage in nm:

Cruise Anchorage to South Quay
0.438nm (5 minutes tender ride to South Quay landing stage)

Vessel Length:

150m+ (please enquire)

Vessel Width:

No restrictions

Air Draft Restrictions:


Vessel Draft:

Depth at anchorage: 10-12m (+ height of tide)

Largest vessel to call to port:

Superyacht Elandess 74.5m

Maximum Ship Dimension:

150m+ (please enquire)

VTS - Channel:

VHF Channel 68


Not required


Not required

Security Facilities:

ISPS compliant. Temporary restricted area at landing stage (South Quay).


Tenders disembark cruise passengers at South Quay pontoons within Yarmouth Harbour.

Fresh water:


Power supply:


Fuel supply:


Hot works / painting/ lifeboats:

By permission of Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners

Waster handling:

No – unless by prior arrangement with Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners

Cruise Terminal Building:

No – the landing stage will have a security marquee and Harbour staff will be present.

Currency exchange:

Yarmouth Post Office

Internet access:

Local mobile phone networks

Public telephones:


Mail box:

Yarmouth Post Office

Taxi rank:

At nearby Wightlink Ferry terminal in Yarmouth

Distance to Railway Station:


Distance to airport:

28 miles / 45km to Southampton Airport (on mainland); 17 miles / 27km to Isle of Wight Airport Sandown

Banks/ATM Machines:

In Yarmouth town centre and at other locations on the Island


Many cafés, bars, pubs and restaurants located in Yarmouth and around the Island


Deputy Harbour Master Scott Neill


+44 (0) 1983 760321


Harbour Office, The Quay, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight PO41 0NT

Further info:

Yarmouth Tourist Information Point
Harbour Office, The Quay, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0NT
and Visit Isle of Wight

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