Shalfleet - ISLE OF WIGHT

What's around Shalfleet?


The hamlet of Shalfleet is situated in the area of the Isle of Wight known as West Wight, towards the north western coast of the island. The village is one of the most charming and quaint in this area, with a rich history and gorgeous winding lanes, historical buildings and attractive cottages, and makes a wonderful stay for anyone wishing to experience village life on the Isle of Wight.

The Caul Bourne Stream trickles through the centre of the village and there are a couple of lovely churches to visit as well. The popular public house, The New Inn, is loved by locals and tourists alike, and dates from an incredible 1743, and there is a local convenience store, the Shalfleet Village Stores, which provides fresh bread, groceries and newspapers to those living or staying in the surrounding areas.

Because of the creek and its various tributaries, the area around this small village is home to sea birds and waders making it a good place to birdwatch. Boats are moored at Shalfleet Quay creating a picturesque landscape.

Overall, Shalfleet has its own special character and is simply lovely to either visit for an afternoon or to rent a self-catering cottage, where you can marvel at your surroundings and at the village which has remained virtually untouched in a hundred years. Shalfleet may be a tranquil backwater but that suits people who prefer to relax in the countryside and the Isle of Wight is small enough to explore by car for days out.

Places to visit near Shalfleet

The nearest small village to Shalfleet is Newtown which has a National Trust building and grounds to explore.

The port of Yarmouth is located about 4 miles from Shalfleet, and is definitely worth the visit if you want to see a port, watch the boats moor into the harbour or have any interest in nautical history. The 19th century Fort Victoria houses the Underwater Archaeology Centre which features a marine aquarium and a model railway – perfect to take the children along to! There are also plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants in Yarmouth, enabling you to have a brilliant day out in this town.

Another quaint village, Chessell, is about a ten minute drive from Shalfleet, and should be visited for the educational and interesting Chessell Pottery Barns. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these barns are open to visitors at the working studio, where you can join in by painting some hand-made pottery of your own! At the pottery shop, the Gift Barn, there are plenty of souvenirs to purchase, from wood-carved toys to unique Chessell Ware, and after you’ve had fun buying presents for friends and family and seeing how the studio works, you can take a seat in the award-winning Courtyard Café which serves scones, sandwiches and tea.

Shalfleet is pretty, charming and perfect for a serene village holiday in the Isle of Wight. There are plenty of romantic cottages in the country and cottages in a village to rent as a base for exploring the island.


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