Reasons to holiday on the Isle Of Wight

1. Stunning beaches

With miles of award winning coastline, a trip to the beach is an essential part of your Isle Of Wight holiday. Whilst we associate spending our time at the beach, the Island benefits from an all year round appeal. During the Summer you can spend your days soaking up the sun on the long sandy beaches such as Priory bay, St helens duver, Sandown, Shanking, Ventnor and compton bay boasting clear blue sea's and gorgeous view. Whilst in the autumn you can spend your time walking along the more rural beaches taking in the amazing views of the rugged coastline. 

2. Fantastic restaurants

Another benefit of being surrounded by sea is the vast array of fresh seafood you can sample. There are many restaurants and cafes were you can sample some of the finest seafood. Some of my favourites are 'The Beach shack' Sandown, 'Smoking Lobster' Ventnor and 'The Best Dressed Crab' Bembridge. 

The Island also has lots of countryside to explore with some fantastic pubs to dine at. One of my most favourites is 'The Taveners' Godshill serving up an array of pub classics and fantastic specials that are always changing. Other must try Pubs and restaurants include 'The Pointers' Newchurch, 'The Pilot Boat Inn' Bembridge, 'The Hut' Colwell Bay, 'Michelangellos' Ryde and 'The Duck' Ryde.


 3. Walking trails

There are many walking trails on the Island for all abilities. From coastal strolls at sunset, frosty forest trails at dawn to superb views up the the downs. Check out our Walkssection for more information.


4. Water Sports and outdoor activities

With miles of water around us it would be silly to not par take in some water sports. There are many popular surf spots around the island such as Compton Beach, Yaverland, Shanklin and Freshwater Bay. If you have your own board just check out the surf and head down there. As well as Surfing you can try out kayaking,Paddleboarding, sailing, windsurfing, Kite surfing, power boating, and stand up paddle board yoga. 

As well as this there are a number of out door activities you can try such as Archery, climbing, bushcraft and mountain boarding. Some companies to try out are Wightwaters, Advenutre activities, Two elements and tackt-isle adventures.

5. Beautiful Villages

As well as stunning beaches the island has beautiful country side and pretty little villages where you can spend your day walking round the shops and may be even stop for a cream tea. Godshill is a popular choice with shops, traditional tea rooms and a lovely church overlooking the village. Shanklin old village is another must see with a thatched cottages, quirky tea rooms, cosy pubs, restaurants and specialist shops. There are also traditional market towns such as Newport and Ryde offering a range of high street shops. Cowes is a buzzing harbour town and is a hub for sailors full of bars and restaurants and always a popular choice especially in the summer. 

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