Live Cam Fresh Water Bay, Isle of Wight Webcam


Live Cam Fresh Water Bay, Isle of Wight Webcam

Freshwater is a large village and civil parish at the western end of the Isle of Wight, England. Freshwater Bay is a small cove on the south coast of the Island which also gives its name to the nearby part of Freshwater. Freshwater sits at the western end of the region known as the Back of the Wight or the West Wight which is a popular tourist area.

Freshwater is close to steep chalk cliffs. It was the birthplace of physicist Robert Hooke and was the home of Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Freshwater is famous for its geology and coastal rock formations that have resulted from centuries worth of coastal erosion. The “Arch Rock” was a well-known local landmark that collapsed on 25 October 1992. The neighbouring “Stag Rock” is so named because supposedly a stag leaped to the rock from the cliff to escape during a hunt. Another huge slab fell off the cliff face in 1968, and is now known as the “Mermaid Rock“. Immediately behind Mermaid Rock lies a small Sea cave that cuts several metres into the new cliff.