This is a truly unique business opportunity because the entire freehold of Totland Pier is being offered to the market in what the agents believe is the first time in decades.

This is an exceptional leisure/food and beverage opportunity located in an accessible turquoise sandy bay within striking distance of the mainland.

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Originally constructed in 1880, Totland Pier has been the subject of a comprehensive rebuild over the past two years and is now available to the market offering the ability to deliver an exclusive and lucrative leisure opportunity on the South Coast.

There are stunning panoramic views from the property towards The Needles Lighthouse, Christchurch Bay, Hurst Castle and the New Forest coastline and the pier is surrounded by crystal clear waters.

Isle of Wight County Press:

Totland Pier, with the Bay Cafe at the shore end.


Freehold Victorian Pier
The 140-metre pier has recently undergone a multi-million pound renovation, led by one of the UKs leading marine structural engineers, to an exceptionally high standard.

The main pier has been restored where possible and sympathetically replaced where not, taking into account storm and flood levels not seen before in the UK.

The pier-head has also largely been replaced with steel piles and platform, to take the new building. And the whole structure has been re-boarded in oak or eke, to retain its Victorian heritage while being capable of lasting another 100 years.

Eco-Friendly Moorings
20 x leasehold from the Crown Estate, which enable customers to arrive by boat and safely stay for lunch or overnight. There is also plenty of anchorage in the bay, which can often see more than 50 boats on a summer’s day.

The Restaurant
There is planning permission for a stunning restaurant set over two levels with the ability to cater for 120 covers inside/100 covers outside, at the western end of Totland Pier.

The two-storey building will offer a high-quality dining experience with unrivalled views. Construction up to shell and core level is likely to be completed during spring/summer 2022.

Isle of Wight County Press:

Bay Cafe is a popular place for a drink or meal.

The Bistro (south-west end)
The Bay Cafe is fully operational with a proven track of operational success over the summer of 2021. The cafe's first summer of trading averaged 340 covers per day.

The bistro comprises of a high quality and well-equipped commercial kitchen, ladies, gents and disabled WC, bar, two dining areas on the first floor and a further dining area on the ground floor – all offering stunning views across the bay to the mainland shore.

There are bars on the ground and first floor, and an outside servery called The Hatch for selling ice creams etc. This substantial building extends to extends to approximately 278 sq. m (2992 sq. ft)

Alternative Uses
One option the owners have considered, is to use the building for parties and functions, as well as, or instead of a restaurant. There is also existing planning permission for a holiday home instead, if any future owner wanted to pursue that avenue.

Construction Planning
Planning permission has been granted for an extension to the pier-head following the purchase of an additional section of seabed enabling further expansion. Details can be found on the Isle of Wight Planning Portal Register with the following reference 20/02263/FUL.

Full design details for the pier-head two-storey restaurant can be found with the reference 19/01619/FUL.

Permission for a holiday house on the pier end was granted in 2010, reference P/01745/10.

The Isle of Wight itself...
The Island has seen a vast increase in tourism growth in recent years and is now firmly on the map as a must-visit destination. It is witnessing a mid-high end tourism boom not seen for 100-plus years with significant investment into a variety of quality hospitality offerings.

Just over 65 miles from London, the Isle of Wight can be easily accessed via the A3 and M3/M27, with travel across The Solent in as little as ten minutes. There is a choice of six ferry routes and good train connections to London and beyond.

With over half of the Island designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the recent UNESCO Biosphere status there is much to inspire and be enjoyed. There are 57 miles of glorious coastline from sandy beaches to rugged cliffs providing something for everyone.

There are many outdoor pursuits such as paddle-boarding, sailing, golfing, horse riding, surfing, mountain biking and paragliding in addition to a wide range of attractions such as Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle, as well as a vast choice of festivals and events attracting a diverse range of visitors year-round.

Totland Bay itself is without a doubt, one of the best sandy bays on the south coast and Isle of Wight, with crystal-clear water and excellent access to the mainland for visiting boats waiting to anchor somewhere that offers something special.

Neighbouring Colwell Bay is home to the infamous The Hut Restaurant, which served some 75,000 customers this year (mainly coming from the mainland by boat), illustrating huge demand for coastal dining on this accessible stretch of stunning coastline.

Yarmouth has also received considerable investment in recent years, putting this part of the Isle of Wight firmly on the map for tourists and daily visitors from Sandbanks, Lymington and London.

LOCATION: Totland Bay


AGENT: Spence Willard (Commercial)

TEL: (01983) 761005


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