Just west of Freshwater Bay, remote Watcombe Bay, is cut into the chalk cliffs below Fort Redoubt. Its sand and pebble beach is often deserted and there are caves to explore through the cliffs. Not for the faint-hearted the only way to get there is to swim or kayak from Freshwater Bay on a calm sea; and at the lowest of Spring tides it is also possible to scramble around the headland. The bay can be spotted from the cliffs above, along the Isle of Wight Coastal Path.
Watcombe Bay is located at Grid Ref SZ 342 855 on OS Explorer OL29