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When Is The Best Time Of Year To Visit The Isle of Wight?

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When Is The Best Time Of Year To Visit The Isle of Wight?

When arranging any trip away, there will be many different factors that influence your decision on the time of year you’re looking to visit the holiday destination you’re interested in. Of course, some of these things will be personal to you, such as your work schedule, but others will be out of your control and solely down to the location you’re choosing to visit.


If you’re considering visiting the Isle of Wight and you’re wondering what time of year is best to visit, please keep reading today. Our team has looked into some of the most common factors considered by holidaymakers when booking their trip. Hopefully, the information below will help to decide when you’d like to come and stay on the island.


Isle of Wight weather

There is no denying that the weather plays such a huge role when it comes to deciding what time of year to book a holiday for. As far as the Isle of Wight’s weather is concerned, the island is considered to be one of the sunniest places in the UK, which is good news for many.


Generally speaking, if you’re wanting to have the warmest weather, you should consider visiting from the beginning of June to the end of September. These are known for being the best months weather-wise and they typically have the least rainfall too. However, if you don’t mind wearing a coat and bringing an umbrella, temperatures aren’t too cold over the winter months either. The weather forecast tends to be very similar to the South East of England.


Busiest periods

Another thing many people consider is when the busiest period is for tourists. Of course, if you have children then you may be restricted by school holidays, but if you don’t then you may be wanting to find a slightly quieter time for your visit to the Isle of Wight.


As you may expect, July and August are two of the busiest months and thousands of holidaymakers will make their way to the island for a week or two. There are however benefits to coming at this time of year, such as increased ferry crossings and longer opening hours at attractions. If you’re wanting to visit at a slightly quieter time, you’re always best coming to the island during term-time and this will make such a huge difference.


Isle of Wight events

Sometimes, when arranging a holiday, people will look to see if there are any regular events that they would like to experience. This does work both ways too though, events usually bring in more tourists, so if you’re not interested in them, it may be best to avoid this period.


Here on the Isle of Wight, the most well-known event is undoubtedly the Isle of Wight Festival which is usually held around the end of June. There are however lots of other events, such as; Cowes week and Isle of Wight Day, and there is something that happens almost every month here on the island. Of course, some events are bigger than others and you may find that the smaller events won’t have any impact on your holiday plans.


Most expensive periods

Many also look into the price differences when booking a trip at various different times throughout the year and this has a huge influence on when people choose to visit somewhere. After all, lots of people will prefer to book a cheaper holiday if possible.


Unlike other holiday destinations, when visiting the Isle of Wight, it is actually incredibly easy to book a holiday on a budget all year round. The ferry crossing tends to be very affordable and with so many different accommodation options to choose from, you can easily find something that works for the amount you’re wanting to spend. As you may expect, similarly to everywhere else, prices do tend to be higher in peak seasons though.


Booking your Isle of Wight holiday

All in all, there isn’t really a bad time to visit the island and the ‘best’ time for you will be dependent on what you’re wanting to get out of your holiday. So, spend some time considering everything mentioned above, this is likely to influence your decision. But, you really can guarantee that whether you come in the height of summer or the coldest winter months you will still have an amazing time and there will be so much for the Isle of Wight to offer you.


When organising your trip to the Isle of Wight, be sure to browse the rest of our site. You will find lots of additional information about things to do, places to visit, restaurants to eat in and much more. Feel free to browse our blog too for some helpful recommendations on things such as places to stay and activities to undertake.


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