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Long Beaches & Short Breaks on the Isle of Wight

Pack up the family and embark on your voyage of discovery on the Isle of Wight. It's just a short hop and a skip across the Solent and you’ll be amazed at what’s waiting on the other side.

High downs and soaring cliffs, long sandy beaches fringed by farms and forestland, fishing villages and bustling resorts, it’s no wonder that this almost fairy-tale like island was the inspiration of Lewis Carroll to write his magical story Alice in Wonderland.

Throughout history, Blackgang Chine had a reputation for shipwrecks, gangs and smugglers, and this swashbuckling imagery provides the inspiration for the Chine’s own theme park. You might be surprised to find lions and tigers on the island, yet you can see them and lots of other animals looking quite at home in the Owl & Monkey Haven. And for gardeners, no Isle of Wight short break is complete without a trip to Ventnor Botanic Gardens, where plants thrive in the wonderful island micro-climate.

Things to do on the Isle of Wight this weekend

Many of the Isle of Wight's tourist attractions are open all year round so find something to do today with activities listings each showing a map and opening times for your convenience. Or why not browse our events guide to find out what's happening this week.

Top 11 things to do on the Isle of Wight

Accommodation on the Isle of Wight is just as unique as the island itself; whether you spend a night in a Yurt or book a B&B by the sea, the Isle of Wight offers plenty of choice:

For ideas and inspiration on where to stay, what's on and things to do on the Isle of Wight visit the official website, visitIsleofWight.

List of things to do & places to visit for days out on the Isle of Wight

For more information about the Isle of Wight, including ideas for days out, attractions and events, view the list below for information on things to do and towns and villages within the county. Use the 'map view' button to find something near you.

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Bembridge

Bembridge

Bembridge is situated on the most easterly point of the Isle of Wight, lying behind the spectacular headland of Culver. It is also claimed to be...

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  1. Add Bembridge to your Itinerary

    Bembridge

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    Towns & Villages

    Location

    BEMBRIDGE

    Bembridge is situated on the most easterly point of the Isle of Wight, lying behind the spectacular headland of Culver.

    It is also claimed to be the largest village in England, with a population of approximately 4,000 residents.

    Bembridge stretches around most of the Eastern tip of the Isle...

  2. Add Cowes to your Itinerary

    Cowes

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Cowes

    Separated by the River Medina and linked by a chain ferry, the Isle of Wight's most northerly towns of Cowes and East Cowes are steeped in maritime heritage.

  3. Add Newport to your Itinerary

    Newport

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    The historic town of Newport is situated in the centre of the Isle of Wight and is its principal town.

  4. Add Yaverland Beach to your Itinerary

    Yaverland Beach

    Type

    Beach

    Location

    Sandown

    Yaverland Beach is one of the Isle of Wight’s best beaches, providing a long stretch of sand and great swimming waters for children and families.

  5. Add Springvale Beach to your Itinerary

    Springvale Beach

    Type

    Beach

    Location

    Seaview

    Springvale Beach stretches from Puckpool to Seaview on the north coast of the Isle of Wight and is made up of a mixture of shingle and sand.

  6. Add Ventnor Beach to your Itinerary

    Ventnor Beach

    Type

    Beach

    Location

    Ventnor

    Ventnor beach is the southernmost holiday beach on the Isle of Wight and is well-loved by locals and visitors alike.

  7. Add Newport Roman Villa to your Itinerary

    Newport Roman Villa

    Type

    Historic Site

    Location

    NEWPORT

    On the edge of Newport town centre, the remains of this Roman farmhouse are well worth discovering. The villa has one of the finest bath suites in southern England and there are hands on activities for all of the family.

  8. Add Yarmouth to your Itinerary

    Yarmouth

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Location

    YARMOUTH

    Yarmouth town is located on the North-West of the Isle of Wight, and acts as one of the gateways to the Island with one of the main ferry services operating from its harbour.

    The historic port town sits at the mouth of the River Yar and contains some of the oldest architecture on the Isle of...

  9. Add Shanklin Beach to your Itinerary

    Shanklin Beach

    Type

    Beach

    Location

    Shanklin

    Shanklin Beach is a one of the Isle of Wight’s best known stretches of golden sands, which backs onto a traditional English seafront promenade.

  10. Add Robin Hill Country Park to your Itinerary

    Robin Hill Country Park

    Type

    Country / Royal Park

    Location

    Newport

    With free unlimited return visits over a seven day period, award-winning Robin Hill definitely qualifies as one of the Island’s favourite country attractions. The park boasts a fantastic blend of rides and adventure play for fun, loving families & children and relaxing woodland gardens, ponds and...