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Freshwater Bay

Freshwater Bay

Part of the IW Coastal Trail

Named after poet Alfred Lord Tennyson who lived nearby, Tennyson Down is a 3 mile long chalk ridge rising to 150m above sea level extending from The Needles in the west to Freshwater Bay. Atop the down is a monument to Tennyson.

Best Suited To

Freshwater Bay is best suited for children 7 years and up as well as adults


Freshwater Bay is great for all ages, but perhaps a little overwhelming for the very youngest visitors

Educational Resources for Freshwater Bay

The following Freshwater Bay educational resources are FREE to use when you book your trip with Education Destination. Some include pre or post-visit classroom work, others are on-site activities. All are accompanied by detailed Teacher Notes and some even have sample lesson plans!

Prepared by our expert team of teachers with local Island knowledge, each resource addresses a specific National Curriculum topic. Click on any image for full details.

Freshwater Bay is proud to be part of the Island Classroom

Include Freshwater Bay in your next Isle of Wight school trip!

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