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Watcombe Bay, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

Watcombe Bay, a small bay in the SW of the Isle of Wight, adjacent to Freshwater Bay, 2½ miles S by W of Yarmouth. It is flanked by tall cliffs, pierced with caverns, and has at their base a pyramidal mass of chalk rock, rising boldly from the water, and tunnelled by the waves.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5