Picturesque English beach given new tourist attraction by Brit celeb – it also has secret caves appear when tide’s out

A UK BEACH welcomes a brand new attraction thanks to a top British celebrity.

Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight will feature the island’s first ever beach sauna.

Just in time for the summer holidays, a UK beach is welcoming a brand new attraction


Just in time for the summer holidays, a UK beach is welcoming a brand new attractionPhoto credit: Getty

Located in Freshwater on the western edge of the Isle of Wight, Freshwater Bay is a popular beach for locals and holidaymakers alike.

The beach is covered with a mix of gray flint and chalk pebbles, but patches of sand can be found on the east side of the bay.

Freshwater Bay is home to traditional seaside recreation such as rock pooling, surfing and bodyboarding. Holidaymakers can also hire kayaks and explore the nearby coves of Watcombe and Scratchells.

At low tide, several caves are uncovered at the foot of the chalk cliffs.

Holidaymakers wishing to explore these areas should hire a local guide to guide you through the tides.

In addition to the popular beach attractions, the bay is also home to a brand new attraction: the island’s first-ever beach sauna.

The wood-fired sauna is the brainchild of British DJ Rob da Bank, who co-founded Bestival and also runs wellness brand Slow Motion with his wife Josie.

Up to eight visitors can be accommodated in the mobile structure, which offers a view of the sun thanks to a panoramic mirror window.

To get the full benefits of the sauna, Rob recommends trying the sauna out before taking a refreshing dip in the sea.

The sauna opened for a taster day last weekend raising funds for the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

In July and August, the sauna is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Entry to the sauna is £10 per person and sessions should be booked online in advance.

After the summer months, the mobile sauna will be on the road and heading for other destinations.

Rob said: “The mobile sauna complements our wellness offer perfectly and we are happy to be able to share this experience with visitors.”

Other nearby attractions away from the beach include a public bar at the Albion Hotel and the Dimbola Museum and Galleries.

Holidaymakers wishing to visit Freshwater Bay can take a Wightlink ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth.

The crossing takes 40 minutes and the beach is a further 10 minutes by car from the island’s port.

Sun Online Travel has found return ferry tickets for an adult foot passenger for £21.80.

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The Slow Motion Sauna will be the island's very first beach sauna


The Slow Motion Sauna will be the island’s very first beach sauna
The sauna is open on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August


The sauna is open on Saturdays and Sundays in July and AugustCredit: Alamy

Emma James

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