Top 5 Things to Do when Visiting the Isle of Wight
It is time to discover or for some re-discover all there is to do on the amazing Isle of Wight. Every year it gets thousands of visitors from all over the world looking for a great vacation. From families, couples, beach lovers, boat lovers, nature lovers, dinosaur lovers and more, there are some great places to visit in the Isle of Wight.
This is the island that inspired Lewis Carroll to write Alice in Wonderland after all! The island Queen Victoria lived on and died on. So let’s take a look at 5 things to do when visiting the Isle of Wight, that you might not have done yet.
Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight
Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight is on the west of the island and is a fantastic picturesque beach with amazing views. It is easy to get to, and its calmer waters and gentle slope means it is a great beach to swim at. It is popular with families and has shops for ice creams, snacks and drinks and even inflatables and wet suits.
Hire a deck chair and make a day of it and then finish up at the nearby pub or restaurants. The road to the beach leads off from the main road that stretches between Totland and Yarmouth. There is parking, facilities and access for those in a wheelchair too. Enjoy the stunning views as you take a walk or relax on the beach. It is also a place to watch the yachts sailing by.
Whitecliff Bay, Holiday Park
If you are looking for somewhere perfect for families to stay and find entertainment then Whitecliff Bay, Holiday Park is just that. It has a great beach, excellent views and a host of activities the children can join in with.
There are indoor and outdoor pools, so if the weather keeps you closer to home don’t panic, there is fun still to be had! For families wanting to stay on a budget, there are self-catering accommodation options. Make this a home from home as you have your Isle of Wight adventure!
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Another of the great places to visit in the Isle of Wight is the town of Yarmouth. Enjoy the cobbled streets, check out the nature reserves, go for a ride on one of the cycling paths, enjoy great food and drink in one of the many cafes, pubs and restaurants.
There are also shops and art galleries to browse through. If you love old buildings how about a visit to the 17th-century church on the main square or the 16th-century castle! The castle in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight is run by the English Heritage and you can learn about its performance as part of the island’s coastal defence and more.
If you love garlic why not take a break from the great beaches and head to the Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight. Learn about garlic farming, enjoy the gift shop and sample some wares at their fantastic cafe or restaurant.
They even offer accommodation there and have a tennis court should you want a game or two! It is located just a few miles from Sandown Bay. You could save your visit to The Garlic Festival held once a year. Around 25, 000 people come and enjoy the music, country fair and food.
Isle of Wight Zoo
A day out at the Isle of Wight Zoo is guaranteed to be a great day. If you or your children love animals the zoo will inspire them and excite them. Lions, monkeys, lemurs, birds, tigers, farm animals, and more. Another awesome activity for everyone to love as a break from beach life.