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Reeth Bay
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Reeth Bay
Civil parish
  • Niton and Whitwell
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
UK
England
Isle of Wight
50°35′N 1°17′W / 50.58°N 1.28°W / 50.58; -1.28Coordinates: 50°35′N 1°17′W / 50.58°N 1.28°W / 50.58; -1.28

Reeth Bay is a small curved bay on the southernmost tip of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies to the south of the village of Niton with a 14-mile-long (0.4 km) shoreline. It faces south out into the English Channel and lies to the east of St. Catherine's Point lighthouse. It is at the centre of a small hamlet called Castlehaven where there is a concrete ramp for launching small craft. The beach is predominantly sand and pebbles. The seabed is a mixture of rocks and mud. The bay is best accessed from the road from Niton that leads down to the bay.

History

There is a 19th-century lifeguard cottage at the bay. The bay used to be a popular tourist destination and had bathing machines during the Victorian era. There also used to be an east-facing slip at Puckaster for fishing boats.

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