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It is no secret that the Isle of Wight has some of the best beaches in the UK and many holidaymakers choose to visit the Island specifically for sea and sand. With 57 miles of coastline, no matter what you’re looking for in a beach, you can guarantee that the Isle of Wight will be able to provide it for you. From quiet, picturesque bays to busy activity beaches, there really is something for everyone. When planning your holiday to the Isle of Wight, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a day at the beach. Check out our list of the best beaches on the Isle of Wight, separated into useful categories to help you have a brilliant time.   Family fun beaches If you’re looking for somewhere to spend the whole day with your family, there are lots of brilliant bigger beaches that have amazing restaurants and facilities, including: Sandown Beach - One of the Island’s most popular beaches. It’s great fun for families with everything you need for a day on the sand. Sandown Pier is full of attractions and amusements, meaning there’s plenty to do, whatever the weather. Ventnor Beach - The perfect place to hire a

People go on holiday for many different reasons and whilst some may be wanting a relaxing break from their stressful day-to-day lives, others will be wanting an exciting activity holiday. Thankfully, somewhere like the Isle of Wight is able to meet all types of holidaymakers needs, so it doesn’t matter what you’re wanting to get out of your trip, it is easy to plan the perfect getaway when you choose the Isle of Wight as your holiday destination. When it comes to planning Isle of Wight activity holidays, you may feel slightly out of your depth and unless you have a good understanding of the local area, you may be struggling to arrange everything for your trip. So, to help anyone who is attempting to plan one of the best Isle of Wight activity holidays, below is some information that you may find useful. Let us help you organise an unforgettable getaway.   Choosing where to stay Thankfully, the island is fairly small, so wherever you choose to stay, you will only be a car journey away from sandy beaches with coastal paths or woodland areas with cycling routes. However, if you’re hoping to roll out of bed and be able to undertake

Many people do a lot of research before booking a holiday and you can almost guarantee that one of the things they will look into is the different places you can eat near the accommodation they’re considering. Thankfully, due to the size of the Isle of Wight, when you’re staying anywhere on the island, you will be able to visit all of the incredibly eating establishments that you’ve seen and you won’t be limited by your location. Because the Isle of Wight is an island, many come here specifically for the stunning sandy beaches and often, when looking for places to eat, people will be searching for restaurants with a sea view. With 57 miles of coastline, it isn’t difficult to find places to eat where you can sit back and appreciate the picturesque view, however, you may be slightly spoilt for choice. So, to help anyone looking for the best Isle of Wight restaurants that are situated on the seafront, here is a list of places we would recommend.   The Hut at Colwell Bay This is an easy-going beach restaurant with unrivalled views. The owners of The Hut have a passion for simple yet delicious food and they pride themselves on using

Whilst there are so many different accommodation options available on the Isle of Wight and you can stay in a range of unique locations, for many, when organising their trip, they will want to find a hotel to stay in. Often, when wanting a relaxing trip with leisurely lay-ins and room service, there is no better option than a hotel and, for this reason, they will be the first choice for some people who are visiting the Isle of Wight. When using the internet to find hotels on the Isle of Wight for your holiday, you will be met by thousands of results and it is fair to say that it can be quite overwhelming. There are probably around 100 amazing hotels on the island, not including B&Bs, and choosing between them isn’t an easy task, especially if you’re not even sure where to start. So, to help anyone trying to book an Isle of Wight hotel, below is a handy guide which may be able to assist you.   Big chain hotels Many automatically search for big chain hotels when wanting to book accommodation, but there aren’t many here on the island. This isn’t a bad thing as many of the independent

For many, when deciding where to go on holiday, it is important that they’re able to take their four-legged friend with them. Thankfully, the Isle of Wight is the perfect place to visit if you’re wanting a dog friendly holiday and with lots of incredible woodland walks and amazing sandy beaches, you can guarantee that they will have an amazing time here. Not to mention that there are lots of dog friendly places to eat on the island and many of the ferry providers even offer free travel for dogs too, so you won’t need to worry about a thing. When it comes to arranging everything for your Isle of Wight holiday, it is important to find accommodation that allows your dog to stay as well and the last thing you want is to arrive to find that dogs aren’t welcome. So, to help make things easier for anyone looking to book dog friendly Isle of Wight accommodation, below are a list of incredible places that we would recommend you to book for you and your dog.   The Lakes Rookley Some of the beautiful self-catered holiday cottages, lake houses and premium caravans at The Lakes Rookley are dog friendly. Simply inform them that

  You always keep your fingers crossed for nice weather when you go on holiday, but when you’re staying in the UK you can almost guarantee that you will get at least one overcast or rainy day when you’re away. Whilst the Isle of Wight claims to be one of the sunniest places in the UK and actually, it does tend to be much milder and sunnier here, it is still worthwhile planning ahead in case you’re in need of rainy day activities during your trip to the island.   So, if you have a holiday planned to the sunny Isle of Wight and you wake up one morning to a miserable day, you won’t just be stuck indoors, we have you covered. Below you will find a list of fun rainy day indoor activities on the Isle of Wight for the whole family to enjoy. Just because the sun isn’t shining doesn’t mean that you can’t have a good day and with plenty of different activities to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.   Butterfly World You will find Butterfly World in Newport and it is all undercover, making it one of the best rainy day activities. As the name suggests, when you

The Isle of Wight is known for being one of the most amazing places to visit in the United Kingdom and it has lots of incredible tourist attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Whilst there are so many different things to see and do on the Isle of Wight all year round, from visiting beautiful beaches and animal sanctuaries to exploring heritage sites and picturesque villages, the island commonly welcomes more visitors in June than any other time of year when the Isle of Wight festival is on. If you’ve heard of this festival before but you don’t really know much about it or you didn’t even know it exists, keep reading today. Below is a brief history of this incredible festival and everything that you need to know if you’re interested in attending in the upcoming years.   What is the Isle of Wight festival? As the name suggests, the Isle of Wight festival is a music festival that is hosted here on the island at Seaclose Park. It is the first major festival in the UK summer calendar every year and it sets the tone for the whole of the summer festival season.   When was the first festival? The very first festival was

The sky’s the limit this summer as magnificent hot air balloons float back to Robin Hill for a three-day extravaganza! Sky High Night Glow, in association with T&K Masks will run daily from 5-10pm between 20th – 22nd August. After previously cancelling the event planned for May due to Government restrictions, the Robin Hill team are delighted to be able to stage this balloon exhibition with a few changes at the end of August. “We’re so pleased that we’re able to offer our visitors the chance to see some hot air balloon action this year! After a successful first week of being back open, we’re confident that with the cooperation of all our guests, we’re able to host Sky High Night Glow in a safe, socially distanced and comfortable environment.” - James Crofts, Park Manager Focussed in the vast, open-air Lower Valley, the park, weather depending, will be a hive of activity with hot air balloon crews tethering, performing inflation races and attempting mass launches from site; as well as a yet-to-be-announced ‘warm up’ show before the spectacular Night Glow finale. In association with the Isle of Wight Distillery, an exclusive VIP experience package is also available. This will see a maximum of 40

The Isle of Wight TT / Diamond Races motorcycling race coming to the Island in 2021, which is hoping to be as popular as the famous Isle of Man TT. Riders will battle it out in a time trial format at speeds of up to 210mph in the ‘Diamond Races Isle of Wight’, which will take place on a 12.4-mile road course through villages such as Chale, Shorwell and Brighstone in October 2021. The circuit will challenge competitors through technical, winding sections as well as a 5-mile fast coastal stretch along the iconic Military Road. The Diamond Races is an all-new motorcycle road racing festival, featuring some of the top names in the sport and expected to attract around 50,000 people, extending the Island’s summer season. Paul Sandford, CEO and Co-Founder of the Diamond Races, says: “As an Isle of Wight local resident, I am very excited to welcome motorsport fans from across the globe to this beautiful island, for what is sure to be an unforgettable weekend of racing action and entertainment for the whole family. “The Diamond Races is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication and planning by the whole team, and we’re very lucky to have the best of the

When organising a holiday to the Isle of Wight, once you have decided the dates you’re going to book, one of the biggest decisions you will need to make is where you’re going to stay. These days, you have so many different accommodation options, from holiday cottages and caravan parks to bed and breakfasts, it is easy to be spoilt for choice. Not to mention the many different amenities that come with some of these accommodation options too, such as hot tubs and swimming pools.   If you usually stay in holiday parks or classic hotels when you’re on holiday and you’re looking for something a little bit more unique when travelling to the Isle of Wight, keep reading today. Below you will find a list of some of the quirkiest places to stay on the Isle of Wight. You can guarantee that no matter what your interests may be or who you’re travelling with, there really is something for absolutely everyone in this list.   No Man’s Fort   Why not stay in a converted fort that was originally constructed to protect the UK from invasion from the French? Not only is No Man’s Fort now beautifully decorated, but it is also on its own

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