South Isle of Wight Holiday Cottages

South Isle of Wight is famous for a unique micro-climate and some of the best sea views on the Isle of Wight. This dramatic coastline is dotted with attractive coves and beaches as well as the larger beach at Ventnor. Just inland from the South coast of the Isle of Wight there are beautiful rural areas ideal for walking or cycling with lovely public houses and small villages such as Whitwell, Niton and Chale at which to stop along the way.

For more information about South Isle of Wight visit the South Isle of Wight Holiday Information below the selection of cottages.

The Clock House self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightThe Clock House self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightThe Clock House self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom + 1 on extra bed; Children welcome
This pretty cottage is attractively situated within a pleasant ten minute walk of the sandy beach of Ventnor or the quiet cove of Steephill on the south coast of the Island. Ventnor Park is at the rear of the cottage and paths lead through these gardens to the Esplanade. These gardens also adjoin the Botanical Garden of Ventnor which is renowned for its rare plants and the mild climate. The Clock House is one of a small group of cottages which have been converted from the original stables of Steephill Manor House. View The Clock House Ventnor, Isle of Wight

4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage
Puckaster Wing self catering Niton Undercliff South Isle of WightPuckaster Wing self catering Niton Undercliff, South Isle of WightPuckaster Wing self catering Niton Undercliff, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Niton Undercliff

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Puckaster House is beautifully situated; surrounded by its own six acres of garden and with lovely lawns going down towards the sea. Visitors have the rare opportunity to stay in a wing of this beautiful 'Cottage Ornee style house. It is situated in a wonderful walking area with easy access to the a spectacular area of coastal path which extends from Niton to the Needles on the western tip of the Isle of Wight. View Puckaster Wing Niton Undercliff, Isle of Wight

Baltija self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightBaltija self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightBaltija self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor » St Lawrence

Sleeps 6 and a baby in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
Baltija is beautifully situated in the wonderful semi rural coastal area of St Lawrence on the south of the Island. St Lawrence is renowned for it mild climate and is an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Lanes and footpaths can be followed directly from the property to the sea at Woody Bay which is a ten to fifteen minute walk away. View Baltija St Lawrence, Isle of Wight

Little Orchard self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightLittle Orchard self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightLittle Orchard self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor » Bonchurch

Sleeps 9 in 5 bedrooms + 1 on extra bed; Children welcome
This beautiful traditional villa dates back to 1830 and stands within a 10 minute walk of the sea in the delightful small coastal village of Bonchurch. The beach of the larger seaside resort of Ventnor is within walking distance. The property has a wonderful country house feel with a delightful sitting room with open fire and french doors opening on to a veranda. There is also a lovely dining room with french doors opening on to the terrace; a well equipped fitted kitchen; a separate utility area; 5 delightful bedrooms - two double bedrooms, a twin room, a single room and a bunk bedroom; a family bathroom with bath basin and WC; a family shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC plus a cloakroom with WC and basin on the ground floor. Beautiful south facing secluded garden, with large lawn and terrace. Garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed outside. Trampoline in a corner of garden. In line parking in drive for 2-3 cars. View Little Orchard Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

Woodland Court self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightWoodland Court self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightWoodland Court self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor » St Lawrence

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Woodland Court is a beautiful seaside holiday cottage at St Lawrence near Ventnor on the South East of the Isle of Wight. It is within a 5 minute walk of the beach at Steephill Cove and only 2 minutes from the coastal path which extends eastwards to the lovely seaside resort of Ventnor and onwards to Bonchurch and Shanklin. The property enjoys glimpses of the sea and is in a very attractive location with a large garden. Furnished and equipped to a high standard. View Woodland Court St Lawrence, Isle of wight

Shiloh Cottage self catering Whitwell South Isle of WightShiloh Cottage self catering Whitwell, South Isle of WightShiloh Cottage self catering Whitwell, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Whitwell

Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Shiloh is a Grade II listed barn which has been converted into a lovely 2 bedroom, single storey, cottage. It is situated in delightful countryside between the villages of Godshill and Whitwell and is only a 5 minute drive from the coast. The seaside resort of Ventnor is 5 km away and the sandy beaches of Shankllin and Ventnor are within a 10 to 15 minute drive. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area with direct access to a network of footpaths including a wonderful walk along the River Yar which extends from its source in Niton on the south coast to Bembridge, with its beautiful wetland area in the east. The cottage has a secure fenced garden and is well equipped. View Shiloh Cottage Whitwell, Isle of Wight

Huish House self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightHuish House self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightHuish House self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor

Sleeps 6 and a baby in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone and flint house stands within a 10 minute walk of the centre of the charming seaside resort of Ventnor. It enjoys sea views from the upper 3 floors. It has been furnished and equipped with care to provide attactive and comfortable accommodation for 6 people in 3 bedrooms. View Huish House Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Upper Dolcoppice Farmhouse self catering Whitwell South Isle of WightUpper Dolcoppice Farmhouse self catering Whitwell, South Isle of WightUpper Dolcoppice Farmhouse self catering Whitwell, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Whitwell

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms + 1 on extra bed; Children welcome
This beautiful farmhouse, set within its own 35 acres of farmland, is in an idyllic rural location offering privacy and tranquility. There are lovely open views across the garden and surrounding fields from almost every room. It is a light and spacious 4 bedroom property with 2 'king size' double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms plus a family bathroom, an en-suite bathroom, an en-suite shower room and a cloakroom with a w.c. and basin. There is a lovely open plan fitted kitchen which is extremely well equipped with beautiful wooden units and a delightful breakfast area beside French doors opening into the garden; a utility/boot room; a lovely large sitting room with a wood burning stove, comfortable seating and a flat screen television/Freeview; a charming dining room. Upstairs there are 4 charming bedrooms including a master double room with an en-suite and views across fields to Godshill. The farmhouse if surrounded by open lawns and there is a terrace with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. View Upper Dolcoppice Farmhouse Whitwell, Isle of Wight

Western Lines self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightWestern Lines self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightWestern Lines self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor » St Lawrence

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
Beautifully situated with panoramic coastal views from almost every room and with direct access from the garden to a coastal path accessing the beach - less than a 5 minute walk away. It is in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ on the south east coast of the Island, an area renowned for its mild climate. The house stands just above the charming small fishing village of Steep Hill Cove. View Western Lines Ventnor, Isle of Wight

The Blacksmiths Shop self catering Whitwell South Isle of WightThe Blacksmiths Shop self catering Whitwell, South Isle of WightThe Blacksmiths Shop self catering Whitwell, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Whitwell

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This delightful detached stone cottage is located on a 400 acre arable farm which is also home to a small number of cattle and sheep. It is located on the south east side of the island within a 5 minute drive of the beach. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area with footpaths leading from the cottage across the farm and joining a network of routes including the renowned Stenbury Trail which links Ventnor with the central market town of Newport and its dramatic castle of Carisbrooke. The larger sandy beaches of Ventnor and Shanklin are within a 10 minute drive. View The Blacksmiths Shop Whitwell, Isle of Wight

4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage
Puckaster Cottage self catering Niton Undercliff South Isle of WightPuckaster Cottage self catering Niton Undercliff, South Isle of WightPuckaster Cottage self catering Niton Undercliff, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Niton Undercliff

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Puckaster Cottage is a lovely cottage in an attractive courtyard within the grounds of Puckaster House . The main house is surrounded by six acres of garden with lovely lawns going down towards the sea. There are sea glimpses from some of the upper rooms of the cottage and open sea views from the larger gardens. The sea is within a 15 minute walk and there is easy access to the wonderful coastal path which extends from the village of Niton to The Needles on the western tip of the Isle of Wight. The small resort of Ventnor is within a 15 minute drive and there is easy access to a number of small quiet bays on the south west side of the Island. View Puckaster Cottage Niton Undercliff, Isle of Wight

Hadfield Cottage self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightHadfield Cottage self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightHadfield Cottage self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor » Bonchurch

Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
Hadfield Cottage is situated in the picturesque coastal village of Bonchurch and is less than 3 minutes walk from the sea. Bonchurch has an air of tranquillity with its lovely village pond, traditional style cottages and 11th century church. Restaurants and a public house are within easy walking distance. There is also a pleasant coastal walk to the nearby seaside resort of Ventnor. View Hadfield Cottage Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

Upper Garden Lodge self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightUpper Garden Lodge self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightUpper Garden Lodge self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor

Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Delightful first floor apartment comprising the entire upper floor of a traditional stone built house adjacent to Ventnor Park Gardens and within a 10 minute walk of the esplanade of Ventnor with its beach and beautiful bay. Visitors can also walk through the gardens and along the coastal path for a short distance to Ventnor Botanical Garden and to Steephill Cove. The small shops and restaurants of Ventnor are also within a 10 minute walk. The property has been newly renovated and equipped to a high standard to provide very attractive accommodation with garden views and also glimpses of the sea from the smaller bedroom. View Upper Garden Lodge Ventnor, Isle of Wight

The Barn Whitwell self catering Whitwell South Isle of WightThe Barn Whitwell self catering Whitwell, South Isle of WightThe Barn Whitwell self catering Whitwell, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Whitwell

Sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
Lovely thatched cottage close to village centre in attractive rural area within 5 minutes drive of the coast where there are small attractive coves and the seaside resort of Ventnor. In wonderful walking and cycling area. Attractive fenced garden. Public house within 5 minutes walk. View The Barn Whitwell Whitwell, Isle of Wight

Barn End Cottage self catering Whitwell South Isle of WightBarn End Cottage self catering Whitwell, South Isle of WightBarn End Cottage self catering Whitwell, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Whitwell

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children 12+ yrs welcome

Pretty 'chocolate box' thatched cottage with beams in the rural village of Whitwell - only 2 miles from the south coast of the Isle of Wight and 10 minutes drive from the beach at Ventnor. Attractively furnished with care. Beautiful traditional cottage garden with summer house and garden furniture. Wonderful walking and cycling area. Nearby fishing lakes. Public house with meals 3 minutes walk. View Barn End Cottage Whitwell, Isle of Wight

St Catherines Cottage self catering Niton Undercliff South Isle of WightSt Catherines Cottage self catering Niton Undercliff, South Isle of WightSt Catherines Cottage self catering Niton Undercliff, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Niton Undercliff

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
St Catherines Cottage has been in the same family for three generations and enjoys an exceptional position with views across the lovely garden to the sea. There are sea views from several of the rooms including the sitting room, dining room and two main bedrooms. View St Catherines Cottage Niton Undercliff, Isle of Wight

Little Granville self catering Whitwell South Isle of WightLittle Granville self catering Whitwell, South Isle of WightLittle Granville self catering Whitwell, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Whitwell

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom; not suitable for children
Little Granville enjoys views across beautiful countryside and is in a wonderful walking and cycling area with footpaths from close to the cottage. Within a 10 minute drive of the sandy beaches of Shanklin & Ventnor. Newly renovated cottage which has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. View Little Granville Whitwell, Isle of Wight

Vestry Cottage self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightVestry Cottage self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightVestry Cottage self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor » St Lawrence

Sleeps 3 and a baby in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Pretty stone cottage which dates back to the 15th Century and is Grade 11 listed. It stands in St Lawrence, a small peaceful coastal village on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. The cottage is attractively furnished and well equipped with central heating and a wood burning stove. It is a small, well designed cottage which sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms - all on one level. View Vestry Cottage St Lawrence, Isle of Wight

The Clock Tower self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightThe Clock Tower self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightThe Clock Tower self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom; not suitable for children
This attractive property overlooks the gardens of Ventor Park and is within a 10 minute walk of the beach at Ventnor and also of the town centre. This a beautiful coastal area and a pleasant walk through the gardens leads to the small esplanade of Ventnor, a small seaside resort. The quiet bay is ideal for swimming and paddling. Ferries booked at preferential prices. View The Clock Tower Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Britannias self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightBritannias self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightBritannias self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor

Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
A wonderful beach front property beautifully situated on Ventnor Esplanade within a few steps of the beach where paddling, swimming, boating and fishing can be enjoyed. There are open sea views from the main rooms and a delightful large balcony overlooking the sea. View Britannias Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Castle Coach House self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightCastle Coach House self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightCastle Coach House self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom; Children welcome
This pretty cottage is one of a small group of 5 cottages nestled in an attractive courtyard location adjacent to Ventnor Park Gardens and within a pleasant 10 minute stroll through the park to Ventnor esplanade with its lovely beach and bay. Castle Coach House has been converted from part of the original stables of Steephill Castle and has pretty leaded windows, a lovely bay window, a charming porch and many beams. View Castle Coach House Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Seahaze Villa self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightSeahaze Villa self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightSeahaze Villa self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor

Sleeps 7 in 3 bedrooms + 2 on extra beds; Children welcome
Beautiful Ventnor seaside holiday cottage. This elegant Victorian villa stands on elevated ground within a one minute walk of the sea at Wheelers Bay. There are wonderful sea views from most of the rooms of the house and a five minute walk along the promenade leads to the lovely beach of the small resort of Ventnor. View Seahaze Villa Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Brook Lodge self catering Whitwell South Isle of WightBrook Lodge self catering Whitwell, South Isle of WightBrook Lodge self catering Whitwell, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Whitwell

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom + 1 on extra bed; Children 8+ yrs welcome
This attractive property is situated in the grounds of Brook Lodge in beautiful South Isle of Wight countryside on the outskirts of the rural village of Whitwell. The village centre with its attractive church and public house is only a 10 minute walk away. The sandy beach of the seaside town of Ventnor is within a 10 minute drive and there is also easy access to the small quiet coves on the south coast and on the West side of the Isle of Wight. View Brook Lodge Whitwell, Isle of Wight

Castle Cottage self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightCastle Cottage self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightCastle Cottage self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor

Sleeps 2 in 2 bedrooms + 1 on extra bed; Children 4+ yrs welcome
Castle Cottage is very attractively situated within a pleasant ten minute stroll of the sandy beach of Ventnor and the quiet cove of Steephill. At the rear of the cottage is Ventnor Park and paths lead through these lovely gardens to the Esplanade. These gardens also adjoin the Botanical Garden of Ventnor which is renowned for its mild climate and rare plants. View Castle Cottage Ventnor, Isle of Wight

The Retreat self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightThe Retreat self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightThe Retreat self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor » Bonchurch

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
The Retreat is a lovely stone cottage beautifully situated in the coastal village of Bonchurch on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. There are sea views from the two main double bedrooms and a swimming pool in the garden. It is a spacious house with a large garden and private drive offering parking for 3 cars. Good public house for meals within a 4 minute walk. Almost direct access to the the coastal path which leads eastwards to the resort of Shanklin or westwards to Ventnor and Steep Hill Cove. Centrally heated, wood burning stove, complimentary WiFi and 'smart' television. View The Retreat Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

Spring Cottage self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightSpring Cottage self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightSpring Cottage self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor » Bonchurch

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
Spring Cottage stands in an idyllic location, within a 2 minute walk of the beach in the pretty seaside village of Bonchurch on the south east coast of the Island. The cottage enjoys beautiful sea views from most rooms and from its enchanting garden. Bonchurch is a peaceful village with a small shop, public house, good restaurant and two ancient churches plus a pretty pond which is home to carp, ducks and a variety of birds. View Spring Cottage Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage
Park Lodge self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightPark Lodge self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightPark Lodge self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This pretty Swiss style cottage is situated in the lovely gardens of Ventnor Park. These gardens have sheltered lawns, well kept paths and excellent 18 hole putting green. Nearby footpaths lead up to high ground from where there are beautiful sea views. The sandy beach of Ventnor can be reached by taking a pleasant 5 minute stroll through the gardens and down to the esplanade. Footpaths also lead directly from the cottage to the quiet cove of Steephill and the Botanical Gardens. View Park Lodge Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Seaview Villa self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightSeaview Villa self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightSeaview Villa self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
A traditional Victorian villa situated, on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, in the upper reaches of Ventnor. Within a 15 - 20 minute walk of the beach and with lovely sea views from the garden and several rooms. Equipped and furnished with care to provide very attractive accommodation. View Seaview Villa Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Sea Shells by the Beach self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightSea Shells by the Beach self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightSea Shells by the Beach self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor » Bonchurch

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms + 1 on extra bed; Children welcome
A wonderfully spacious and welcoming seaside holiday cottage within a few paces of the beach at Bonchurch and located on the coastal path to nearby Ventnor. Sea Shells on the Beach has 3 beautiful bedrooms decorated with a luxurious seaside theme. Within a short walk is the centre of the village of Bonchurch where there is a village pond and excellent local restaurant. The beach at nearby Ventnor is a popular holiday attraction. View Sea Shells by the Beach Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

Rock Cottage self catering Niton Undercliff South Isle of WightRock Cottage self catering Niton Undercliff, South Isle of WightRock Cottage self catering Niton Undercliff, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Niton Undercliff

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This 'picture postcard' detached stone cottage is beautifully situated in the small quiet coastal hamlet of Niton Undercliff on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. There are glimpses of the nearby sea from the upper windows and a short walk leads to St Catherine's Lighthouse and the sea at Castlehaven. The cottage have been furnished and equipped with the greatest care to provide accommodation of the highest standard. It also has a delightful enclosed cottage garden. View Rock Cottage Niton, Isle of Wight

The Lookout self catering Ventnor South Isle of WightThe Lookout self catering Ventnor, South Isle of WightThe Lookout self catering Ventnor, South Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Lovely top floor apartment with panoramic sea views across Ventnor Bay. Within a 2 minute walk of the beach where swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed. Spacious accommodation with a large open plan sitting room with dining area; two double bedrooms - one with en-suite shower room; twin bedroom and family bathroom with bath and shower; well equipped fitted kitchen. Parking for 1 car. View The Lookout Ventnor, Isle of Wight


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South Isle of Wight Towns & Villages

The towns and villages on the South of the Isle of Wight have some of the best beaches and bays on the Isle of Wight. Inland there are rural villages within a short drive of beaches on both the south and east coast of the Island. Rural areas also enjoy open countryside and a number of establised walking trails.

Ventnor - Probably the best known location on the South of the Isle of Wight due to the wonderful beach of sand and fine shingle. This sheltered beach is idea for swimming or sunbathing.

Bonchurch - This historic village is found just up the coast from Ventnor and is only a short walk from Ventnor beach along the coastal path. A pretty village centre is located around a large village pond which also acts as a small wildlife reserve.

Niton and Niton Undercliff - The villages of Niton and Niton Undercliff are located to the South West of Ventnor. Niton has a historic centre filled with local charm as well as a public house and a well stocked local shop. Niton Undercliff is part of the walk down to the sea where one can walk down to a small bay. Niton Undercliff enjoys wonderful views across the coast and of St Catherines Lighthouse at Niton Undercliff.

St Lawrence - St Lawrence is a short way to the South West of Ventnor along the coast and has a number of small bays. St Lawrence escapes the bustle of the summer season but allows visitors easy access to the beaches at Ventnor either via the coastal path or by a short car trip. St Lawrence is only a short walk from Steephill Cove.

Whitwell - The rural village of Whitwell is located just above Ventnor in peaceful countryside. The village has a historic centre and a lovely public house. For those wishing to visit the beach at Ventnor there is a walking trail besides being able to take the car.

South Isle of Wight Beaches

The South of the Isle of Wight has some of the most attractive and dramatic coastline on the Isle of Wight. Small bays dot the coastline and some larger beaches, such as the one at Ventnor, offer a more traditional seaside holiday.

Bonchurch Beach - Located furthest to the East it is a short walk East of Ventnor. The sand and shingle beach is a lovely quiet spot to enjoy a day by the seaside and to swim in the sea. A sheltered paddling area partly enclosed by rocks is popular with more timid bathers. Low tide exposes a number of rock pools which are popular with children. Facilities are limited so it is worth bringing a picnic with you. Find out more about Bonchurch Beach

Ventnor Beach - This is the most popular beaches on the South of the Isle of Wight and has a sand and shingle beach. The water is excellent for swimming. Behind the beach are a number of cafes and restaurants. Find out more about Ventnor Beach

Steephill Cove - A charming little seaside village (with no road access) and a short walk to the West of Ventnor along the coastal path. Steephill Cove attracts a dedicated following and there is a friendly atmosphere about the place. The beach is a mix of sand and shingle and the sea is ideal for swimming. The beach is backed by a couple of cafes and an excellent seafood restaurant (only open in the summer).

Links - Steephill Cove Photograph - Steephill Cove @ Wight Info

Orchard Bay - Beautiful out of the way beach with sand and shingle shore. Located West of Ventnor along the coastal path.

Woody Bay - A small bay located West of Ventnor and near St Lawrence. This attractive bay is reached on foot from Ventnor or St Lawrence. There are no facilities or services so you will have to bring everything with you.

Castle Haven at Niton - Small and quiet bay with brightly painted boats and fishing huts.

Links - Photo of Castle Haven at Niton

Whale Chine - Amazing tucked away stretch of beach beneath Black Gang Chine. The beaches on this part of the Isle of Wight are very difficult to reach due to erosion. Make sure you have a good guide to get you there.

Links - Photo of Whale Chine

South Isle of Wight Holiday Attractions & Activities

Blackgang Chine
Niton, Isle of Wight / Chale, Isle of Wight
Blackgang Chine Isle of Wight

Blackgang Chine is a popular theme park with rides, games and a maze to keep the whole family entertained.

Blackgang Chine is also thought to be the longest running theme park in the world and many generations of visitors remember it for the adventure and excitement it offers. Located just outside of Niton on the South of the Isle of Wight www.blackgangchine.com/

Isle of Wight Adventure Activities
Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight Adventure Activities

A wide range of organised outdoor and indoor activities including kayaking, indoor climbing, coasteering, archery and paddleboarding. isleofwightadventureactivities.co.uk

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