Yarmouth town is a beautiful little town with a lovely harbour. The summer sees the harbour full of Yachts and with a boatyard and lifeboat on station it can be a busy place in the summer months.
Yarmouth has a Castle. Henry VIII ordered it to be built as a coastal defence against the French. Further along the same street is the George Hotel. Charles II was entertained here by Sir Robert Holmes, governor of the Island, and today a plaque marks the bedroom where Charles spent the night. In the square stands the town hall which dates back to 1764. A few shops, pubs and restaurants. At the north end is the pier which has a fine view of the Solent.
Yarmouth's new lifeboat is the Severn class all weather lifeboat. Eric and Susan Hiscock were well known and much loved Yarmouth people who made 3 circumnavigations of the world in their boats which were always called Wanderer. Their bequest to the RNLI resulted in the building of the boat at a cost of 1.8 million.