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Things to see and do in Shanklin

Visit the popular seaside resort of Shanklin, situated on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight. Famous for the wooded ravine of Shanklin Chine, as well as its enchanting Old Village, it also has a lovely sandy beach and esplanade, perfect for a memorable fun family holiday by the sea.

Things to see and do in Cowes

Come and enjoy all of the things that Cowes has to offer, including Cowes Week, held every summer. The town is a great place to visit whatever the time of year, with a calendar of sailing events as well as a wonderful variety of museums and historical landmarks, including Osborne House.

Things to see and do in Seaview

The pretty Edwardian seaside resort of Seaview has been welcoming visitors to its delightful shores for many years. With a selection of lovely beaches and spectacular views across the Solent to the mainland, it is the perfect base to visit the other towns and villages of the island.

Getting about on the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight has an excellent public transport network that serves all the major towns and villages. You can almost circumnavigate the island on a double-decker bus, or travel on some exiled London Underground trains or via a steam railway. Public transport with a twist.

Things to see and do in Freshwater

Visit the village of Freshwater on the western tip of the Isle of Wight, with pretty bays and beaches all around. Only minutes from the famous Needles Landmark and wide expanses of Tennyson Down, this is the perfect place to spend a fun holiday with family and friends.

Best places to eat on the Isle of Wight

Whether you're looking for a fine dining experience, traditional English fare, vegetarian or gluten-free options, or even the best bag of fish and chips on the Isle of Wight, we've taken our palettes on a journey to bring you a guide to the best of the best on the island.

Top attractions on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is the perfect choice for a family break with a seemingly endless range of visitor attractions for you to discover. Visit the iconic Needles Landmark Attraction, or spend the day at Blackgang Chine or Robin Hill Country Park. Where will you go?

Best Cycling Trails on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a great destination for cyclists of all abilities. Whether you are looking to set yourself a challenge or a gentle amble with the family, the island offers contrasting landscapes and habitats to take a jaunt through. A highlight for serious cycling addicts is the wild Military Road on the south coast.

Steephill Cove

Steephill Cove is one of the best kept secret beaches on the Isle of Wight. Inaccessible by road, this really is a wonderful spot to relax and explore. It's home to two restaurants so you have somewhere to dine in style throughout the day and evening, with stunning sea views to enhance your experience.

Days out in and around Yarmouth

Attractive Yarmouth, on the Isle of Wight, is home to one of the town largest marinas and an active port that links to the mainland via a ferry service. Take a visit to historical places of interest like Yarmouth Castle and Fort Victoria Park. The views across the Solent from here are spectacular.

Best walks on the Isle of Wight

Walk the Isle of Wight and become bewitched by its diversity of grassland, woodlands, wild estuaries, chalk cliffs, and golden beaches. There are trails to suit walkers of all abilities and stamina. Walk in the footsteps of Tennyson and Dickens, and see some of the best sea views around.

St Helen's Beach

St Helen's Beach, on the Isle of Wight, is a calm prospect for those looking for a quieter part of the shoreline to enjoy a swim, a stroll or a spot of bird watching. With striking views across the Solent, this beach has good facilities as well as having no restrictions for dog owners.
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