Located just a 20 to 40minute ferry crossing from the English south coast, the small yet diverse Isle of Wight is a paradise for a whole variety of cultural, sporting and recreational activities. With regular ferry crossings available from Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth, access to the Isle of Wight has never been easier. With about a 60mile length of coastline, the Isle of Wight is roughly the size of Barbados and displays stunning diverse landscapes, with rocky cliffs and the famous Needles to the west, stretching hilly meadows towards the centre and a flatter, calmer landscape in the east with long sandy beaches. With a diverse range of activities,
the Island appeals to every kind of holiday maker: Beach and activity holiday for families, surfing and other water sports for water sports enthusiasts, great trails for walkers and pet friendly facilities for people with pets – why not bring your dog along! As the island is relatively small in size, it can easily be explored in a day by car or with the many bus services which connect the island. Book a cosy cottage or a holiday letting on the island as your base to explore and discover your own side to the Isle of Wight – with a countless offer of places to see and discover, the island certainly does not disappoint.
There are many great cultural events and places to see and explore, sports to try out for the first time or again and various stunning landscapes to appreciate throughout the Isle of Wight. Regarding water sports, the town of Sandown located on the island’s East coast is a haven for water sport enthusiasts: With a long sandy beach, there are opportunities for kayaking and canoeing, surfing, wind surfing and jet skiing – all located in the UK! The island also caters for great days out for discovering the history and legacy of the Isle of Wight. Carisbrooke castle for instance, located in the centre of the island makes up a great day out
– with history dating back thousands of years and housing royalty throughout the last few centuries, it should be high up on anyone’s list of historical monuments to visit. Those keen for a festival or two are in luck: The Isle of Wight is renowned for its vibrant festival scene. This takes place during the summer months, with festivals including the world renowned Isle of Wight Rock Festival, and Bestival, with the Isle of Wight Festival taking place in early June each year and Bestival taking place in early September. Also included in the Isle of Wight’s diverse festival portfolio are the Walking, Cycling and Garlic Festivals: The Isle of Wight has a festival to please anyone.
1. To discover the Isle of Wight’s iconic geological wonder of, “The Needles” up close, it is definitely worth taking a tour by speed boat, which also allows you to discover the Isle of Wight’s rocky west coast with ragged steep cliffs. Speed Boat tours can be booked and set off from the town of Yarmouth on the north west coast of the island and make up thrilling adventures past caves, coves, cosy bays and picturesque little beaches on the journey to the Needles – it is certainly worth recommending.
2. If you are visiting the Isle of Wight in summer and enjoy Rock Music, the iconic Isle of Wight Festival should be on your radar. This iconic festival which takes place in early June each year features some of the best and most famous rock bands in the world, drawing a crowd of around 60,000 people.
3. If you are an enthusiast for public transportation, look no further than the Isle of Wight’s very own Bus & Coach Museum in Newport in the centre of the island. With a variety of buses from throughout the last decade on show, the museum provides an intriguing insight and a celebration of vintage British buses.
4. Those with a passion for wildlife will be pleased to hear that the Isle of Wight has its very own Zoo and an, “Amazon World Zoo Park.” With both zoos being located in Sandown, wildlife enthusiasts will have a field day in exploring all kinds of stunning animals both zoos have to offer. This makes the Isle of Wight a haven for animal lovers, which also features a, “Butterfly World” in its north.
5. Cycling enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that the Isle of Wight is a haven for cyclists with 200miles of cycle paths and many bike rental facilities dotted throughout the island. Due to the island’s small size, the island can be exclusively toured and discovered by bike, no matter where you choose to book your cottage or holiday letting. With many stunning cycle routes available, whether country or road, the Isle of Wight is one of the best places in Britain for cycling.
The Isle of Wight, a tiny island off England’s south coast is a paradise for surfers, music festival lovers, animal lovers, cyclists and families despite its small size. With a large variety of things to do on this tiny island, there is a side to the Isle of Wight to please every type of holiday maker. Find great cottages,
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