Totland Parish Council

Totland is the most westerly parish on the Isle of Wight and includes the world-famous Needles rocks and the colourful sands of Alum Bay.

Isle of Wight

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There are excellent beaches at Totland Bay and Colwell Bay. The area is popular with walkers, birdwatchers and anyone who enjoys peace and quiet. The village has a chemist, general store, post office and other shops. There are hotels, guest houses and camp sites.

In 1870, the Totland Bay Estate Company had ambitious plans to turn the fishing hamlet into a new seaside resort with a new road to Colwell and Yarmouth, and a selection of red-brick villas. The towers and gables of the Victorian residences remain a feature today. Turf  Walk offers a gentle stroll by Scots pine, sycamore and willow at the start of the climb up to Headon Warren. The summit is heathland with sea buckthorn and yellow furze in summer. There is a Bronze Age burial mound from about 1500 BCE.

Totland, Isle of Wight

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Winchester House
The Broadway
Totland Bay
PO39 0AX

 Parish Clerk
 01983 756028

 

totlandparishco@googlemail.com
www.totlandparishcouncil.org.uk

 

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