The picturesque Port of Yarmouth provides a ferry link to Lymington on the mainland. An impressive feature of the town is the unique 700ft long timber pier dating from 1876, which is a Grade II listed building.
The annual Yarmouth `Old Gaffers' Festival which is held in late May and early June is one of the largest events held on the Isle of Wight. More than 100 'Old Gaffers' - gaff rigged boats - participate in the event which is complimented by shore based entertainment. Yarmouth harbour has berthing and on-shore facilities for visiting yachtsmen.