The Isle of Wight lies off England’s south coast, offering pristine beaches, historic landmarks, and a wide range of outdoor activities along its stunning coastline. The island enjoys a warm climate most of the year, attracting those seeking some winter sun in the UK. There are over 500 miles of established walking paths across the island, so you can enjoy leisurely strolls and rides by horseback or bicycle.

The Isle of Wight has excellent beaches that attract different types of sunseekers. Surfers are drawn to the swells of West Wight beaches, while Ryde Beach attracts families with its amusement arcade, shallow waters, and kid-friendly restaurants. Looking for a unique beach experience? Visit Compton Bay at low tide to see dinosaur footprints along the foreshore.

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Where & what to eat in Isle of Wight

  • 10 Best Restaurants on the Isle of Wight

    Many restaurants on the Isle of Wight serve local seafood because of their close proximity to the sea. The island is a quintessential British vacation destination with miles of sandy beaches, flanked by seafront promenades. However, its culinary scene has never been more diverse. Aside from classic British comfort food, you’ll find plant-based options, Asian delicacies, and Mediterranean staples. There’s no...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Isle of Wight

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping on the Isle of Wight

    The best places to go shopping on the Isle of Wight include vibrant market towns, seaside resorts, and historical villages. As a popular vacation destination, the Isle of Wight is home to countless gift shops and candy stores, but you can also stock up on clothes, accessories, and crafts from independent boutiques through to major brand outlets. Whether you’re searching for...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Isle of Wight

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner on the Isle of Wight

    The best things to do after dinner on the Isle of Wight range from drinking real ales in centuries-old inns to strolling along beaches for stunning sunsets. You can also catch the latest blockbusters at independent movie theaters, see a stage show in a historical theater, or simply gaze at the starry sky from some of the island’s best stargazing...

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  • Isle of Wight Travel Essentials

    Our Isle of Wight Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in South-East England. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the ferry terminals in Portsmouth and Southampton to my hotel?...

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