Camping in Yarmouth – Wild Camping Tips & Campsites

Did you know there are several places in the world called Yarmouth? The one we are talking about is located on Isle of Wight. Now let us show you why you should consider camping in Yarmouth.

Yarmouth is on the west part of the largest and second most populated island of England. The name comes from combining the nearby river Yar and “mouth” as it’s located at the start of the river. Famous for its strategic position, Yarmouth Castle was built in 1547 to protect it from French raiders.

Isle of Wright, Yarmouth
Isle of Wight, Yarmouth. Source: Pixabay

Wild camping: Is it legal in Yarmouth?

Wild camping is illegal in England, therefore it is illegal in Yarmouth as well. However, there are official campsites that you can stay at. Most camps are near the town and the prices are affordable.

That being said, people are still camping in the wild. In most cases, nobody will bother you, just make sure you don’t camp near the settlement. We do not encourage you to camp in the wild, but if you are still going to do it, let’s make sure you do it right:

  • Don’t camp on fenced land, it’s most likely private.
  • Don’t litter.
  • Instead of starting a campfire, use a storm cooker.
  • Beware of wild animals
  • Don’t camp near the castle

“Live here long enough, and you can’t leave the house without seeing at least one person you know. There are definite pros and cons to that! But honestly, the scenery is lovely, crime is low, there are plenty of places to explire and quite a few quaint little island events.”

– User on Reddit

Best time for camping in Yarmouth

As with most locations in England, the best time to camp is during summer. That’s when the temperatures are highest and you can sleep in a tent. The coldest months are December, January, and February, and there’s also less activity during that time as well. However, that’s also a period when ticket prices are at the lowest.

Things you should bring with you:

  • Windbreaker – Winds can be strong on the island.
  • Stormcooker – As mentioned, never start a campfire.
  • Raincoat or windbreaker – When in England, always have a raincoat or umbrella nearby.
  • Check our camping gear recommendations.

5 campsites in Yarmouth you can stay at

1. Camp Wight

Whether you want to pitch your tent, rent a tent, or even stay in a dome, Camp Wight got you covered. This is a classic campsite with a small modern addition. You can even hire a hammock during warmer months, we don’t see that quite often as a service. Camp Wight has already built firepits that you can use as campfires, and there are also on-site toilets.

Things to do around

  • Visit Hamstead Point Beach
  • Explore the nature
  • Try local ale at Horse & Groom


The price is quite affordable at 15£ per night for a maximum number of 2 adults and 2 children. You can view prices for other accommodation options here.


Camp Wight, Ningwood Hill, Yarmouth PO41 0XP, UK

2. Heathfield Farm

The park is open and extremely level with easy access to 75 generously spaced and marked pitches, 60 of which have electric hook up. There is also a limited number of Premier View pitches with great views across the Solent towards Hurst Castle. Most pitches are shaded from the sun as there are plenty trees and hedgerows.

If you love exploring new areas, then Heathfield Farm is just the place for you! With its tranquil surroundings it’s perfect for those who want to experience nature at its best, especially when coupled with its close proximity to some of Britain’s most beautiful beaches.

Things to do around

  • Play football
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding


The price starts at 22£ per night for tents with electrical hook-ups. For full price list, check their website.


Heathfield Rd, Norton Green, Freshwater PO40 9SH, UK

3. Stoats Farm Caravan & Camping

Stoats Farm is a quiet family and dog-friendly campsite with all the facilities you need. There is also on-site shop, so you don’t have to worry about getting supplies. The farm is located on the west side of the Isle of Wight. This campsite is very near the sea, so you can enjoy beautiful chalk cliffs, and sea views.

Things to do around

  • Visit the The Needles Landmark Attraction
  • Enjoy the sea views
  • Take epic photography while camping


The prices start at 18£ per night for small tent pitch. There are plenty of different options, so make sure you check the full Stoats Farm price list.


Weston Ln, Totland Bay PO39 0HE, UK

4. The Orchards

The Orchards found its place amongst old apple orchards (hence the name) in fifteen acres of beautiful park. If you decide to visit the sea side, it’s just 10 minutes away. Whether you are on a solo trip, or have your family with you, this is a great place to come and recharge your “batteries”.

Things to do around

  • Enjoy the apple orchards
  • Visit the sea side
  • Visit the Calbourne Water Mill


The pricing starts at 25£ per night, but there are many different accomodation options as you can see here.


Main Rd, Newbridge, Yarmouth PO41 0TS, UK

5. Compton Farm

Believe it or not the Compton Farm dates back to 1086 and has been farmed by many family generations through the years. It’s located on the National Trust land and surrounded by incredible views. If you are photographer, this is one place you might add in your “TO-VISIT” list. Very near to the farm, there is a sandy beach that’s safe to swim if the temperature is fine.

Things to do around

  • Examine wildflowers
  • Take stunning photos
  • Go for a walk through the Downs


The price per night is 25£, but you should definitely check their full accomodation offer.


Military Rd, Newport PO30 4HF, UK


Although it is not a popular destination, Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight is a fun location to explore. With plenty of stuff to see such as the Carisbrooke Castle, it would be a shame not to consider it as your next destination. Read our guide, make your bookings and see you there.

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