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The Best Ways To See The Needles On The Isle Of Wight

  Whilst the Isle of Wight has a number of popular tourist attractions that people from all over the world will come to visit every year, it is fair to say that by far the most famous attraction is The Needles. In case you don’t know, The Needles is a row of three distinctive stacks of chalk that rise about 30 metres out of the sea and you will find them on the western side of the Isle of Wight just to the southwest of Alum Bay.   Every year, many tourists visiting the Isle of Wight will take pictures of these world-famous

Golfing on the Isle of Wight

If you’re a golfer, then you may want to visit a golf club whilst you’re holidaying on the Isle of Wight, and you’d be spoilt for choice. We have seven golf clubs spread around the Island, in stunning locations, plus a driving range. You could even come on a golfing themed holiday and try out all of our courses. The Island once boasted one of the very first links golf courses in the country, The Royal Isle of Wight Golf Club, at the Duver at St Helen’s. Many of the rules of golf were founded at this club, which sadly closed

Swim The Wight Chilly Dipping March

Swim the Wight is a social enterprise that has been set up offering swimming experiences on the Isle of Wight. Profits will go to support those with mental and physical disabilities, health conditions or other disadvantage, to get into the sea and access the beaches around the Island.As the past year has been incredibly difficult for all charities, they have decided to raise money for Swim The Wight and also offer support to Mountbatten IW, which is close to their hearts, in what will be the first Swim The Wight Chilly Dipping event. Chilly Dipping March   Throughout March we are asking people

Isle of Wight Attractions To Enjoy In The Spring

The Isle of Wight is known for being a brilliant destination for a ‘staycation’ and instead of getting on a plane and travelling thousands of miles to somewhere exotic, many are choosing to simply book a ferry to the island instead. One of the main things that makes the Isle of Wight such a popular family holiday destination is the many well-known tourist attractions that it boasts and there really is something for everyone on the island.   With spring just around the corner, you may be wondering what the Isle of Wight has to offer attraction-wise at this time of year

Why Is The Isle Of Wight Great For Shopping?

When you’re planning a shopping trip with your friends, it is likely that you will think of heading to London or another big city like Manchester, but many don’t realise that the Isle of Wight is actually a brilliant place for shopping. Simply get yourself a ferry ticket and book a hotel for a couple of nights and you can easily have an amazing few days on the island making the most of not just the Isle of Wight shopping centres, but everything else it has to offer too.   If you have never been to the island before and you’re intrigued

Fishing Guide to the Isle of Wight

  The Isle of Wight’s 64 miles of coastline has some of the best fishing in the country. Almost all the sea and freshwater fish that can be found in UK waters can be found on the Island's record lists.   When to fish Although a year-round fishing destination the Isle of Wight’s slowest months are February and March with flounders being the best bet from the shore at this time whilst Blonde Ray and late Cod can be taken from a boat. Spring and summer brings good shore sport for Smoothhound, Bass, Rays and Dogfish, whilst many spots for lure fishing for Bass are easily

Our Guide To The Best Animal Attractions On The Isle Of Wight

  The Isle of Wight is undeniably a brilliant holiday destination for families and there are so many amazing family activities you can do with children of all ages on the Island. Whether you’re wanting to head to the beach and have a go at some water sports or if you’d prefer to stay on dry ground and try tree climbing or go-karting instead, there are so many great ways to fill your days with family activities on the Isle of Wight.   Many people don’t realise, but there are actually a number of incredible animal attractions on the Island too and they

Where Are The Best Spots For Stargazing On The Isle Of Wight?

  It is fair to say that the Isle of Wight is known for its stunning bays and beaches, and there really are a number of them to visit. During the day, there are so many things to do in the Isle of Wight relating to these beaches too, from water sports to visiting the pier, and it is easy to fill your days with sandy fun. Even when the sun starts setting, the beach is still the place to be and you can witness some incredible sunsets from the waterfront.   Many people don’t know this, but it isn’t just breathtaking sunsets

Woodland and Downland Walks

Woodlands are a wonderful place to walk in the winter, with crisp leaves underfoot, or downlands, with their spectacular views across the island and the sea. Here are a few ideas. Brighstone Forest is a good place for a walk and easily accessible. Just park at Jubilee car park and turn right after the gate onto the downs. Parkhurst Forest is similarly coniferous with tall trees and the smell of pine on the fresh air. There’s a main car park off of Forest Road, but you can also drive up to Marks Corner where the forest is more deciduous and there are

Best Seaside Walks

For a wild windswept walk along the coast, nothing can beat Compton or Brook beaches, but these can get crowded, especially during lockdown. For a change why not try Grange Chine at Brighstone, Chilton Chine, next to Isle of Wight Pearl, or Shepherd’s Chine at Atherfield. If you’re driving there, be sure to park safely. Yaverland beach has a huge car park, and a wide expanse of firm sand at low tide. Probably best to avoid walking under the cliffs, especially at this time of year. This is also a great beach for finding dinosaur fossils, as are Compton and Brook. Winter

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