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Isle of Wight

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The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England and is one of the best-known UK seaside resorts. It’s known for its beaches such as sandy Shanklin Beach and south-facing Ventnor Beach, both boasting a selection of cafes, shops to make your day at the beach complete. The Island itself offers all year-round appeal with walks along the coastline providing some of the best landscapes and views the area has to offer. Static caravan hire, lodges and cottages are popular with visitors.

Weather Averages

Be prepared for rain or shine

MARCH - MAY High 13.21°c Low 6.78°c Precipitation 0.05mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 20.42°c Low 13.48°c Precipitation 0.05mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 14.87°c Low 9.39°c Precipitation 0.04mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 8.7°c Low 2.65°c Precipitation 0.12mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Isle of Wight

There are over 500 miles of public paths to enable you to explore the island. Exploring by foot lets you take in the breath-taking views. The extensive network of footpaths can take you on a gentle meander as well as more challenging hikes across open fields and chalk downs. For those looking for some retail therapy, there are also many shopping opportunities on the Isle of Wight, including many craft outlets, selling everything from handcrafted jewellery to sculptured glass and wood carvings.

Cowes

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Located on the very northern tip of the Isle of Wight is Cowes, a fantastic holiday town which is perfect for couples and group holidays. Along its pedestrianized High Street, you will find a wealth of specialty shops, art galleries, and boutiques. Just a moment away, you will find the seafront with a short walk to the Esplanade. From here you can look out to see and appreciate what makes the town such a popular sailing destination for sailors and enthusiasts from around the world.

Ventnor

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Ventnor is a wonderful place to spend some time. You will find many excellent pubs, restaurants and cafes dotted throughout the town centre and along the esplanade. From here, you can also visit all parts of the Island easily either by car, local transport or on foot. With a warmer and sunnier climate than most places around the UK, Ventnor has always proved to be a very popular holiday destination.

Shanklin

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Shanklin is one of the Isle of Wight’s best-known resorts, with a wide range of activities and attractions nearby to keep you entertained during your visit, no matter what the weather! One of Shanklin’s most famous attractions and buildings is the Shanklin Theatre which is located on one of the highest points of Shanklin town. Originally opened in 1874 the Theatre has hosted a variety of entertainment over the years, from music, comedy and theatre to ballet, circus and even wrestling!

LOCAL CUISINE

The Isle of Wight is famous for its tomatoes, sweet corn and garlic. The garlic is so good it is regularly sold to the French. To celebrate the garlic harvest, the Island is home to the Garlic Festival in August. It is home to Minghella's Ice Cream who make, amongst many delicious flavours, an ice cream inspired by their son Anthony's Oscar winning film career. The Island's quality produce can be tasted in a range of fine eateries.

GETTING HERE

There are also regional flights available into Bournemouth and Southampton which will give shorter connection times to the Island. You also have access of up to 200 Isle of Wight ferry crossings a day operating from Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington. The main links operate for passengers into 5 different Island towns – Ryde, Cowes, East Cowes, Fishbourne and Yarmouth – the latter 3 services also carry vehicles.