Things to do on the Isle of Wight with kids
The Isle of Wight is a great place for a family holiday. Wherever you are on the island you are never far away from the sea and being only 36km long, nowhere is a long journey away. Self catering is the ideal choice for a family with children, and here are our top tips on where to take them for a fun day out.
Dog Friendly Beaches on the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight is a great place for a holiday with your dog. Many pubs and restaurants are dog friendly and there’s over 600 miles of footpaths to explore either along the coast or through pretty inland countryside and woodlands. Here’s our list of beaches to visit where you are welcome to bring your dog.
Favourite Beaches on the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight is situated off the south coast of England and blessed with over 70 miles of coastline. From the vast sandy shores of Shanklin, Ryde and Sandown to the pebbly coves of Steephill and Freshwater Bay, here are our top island coastal spots.
Discover Newtown National Nature Reserve
Situated on the north westerly side of the island just four miles east of Yarmouth, Newtown National Nature Reserve is a beautiful tranquil nature reserve with footpaths leading through meadows, ancient woodland and the old quay.
A visit to Quarr Abbey
Situated in a quiet corner on the north coast of the Isle of Wight, Quarr Abbey is a working Benedictine Monastery where you will find a visitor centre, tea rooms and gift shop, all surrounded by peaceful countryside and woodlands.
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Everyone loves donkeys right? Those big ears and doleful eyes get me every time. A visit the Donkey Sanctuary gives you the opportunity to say hello to these beautiful creatures and learn all about this fabulous charity and the work they do to rescue donkeys from both the UK and abroad.
The Art of Collecting Sea Glass
Head to the eastern side of the Island and search for treasure waiting to be discovered on the beach. Sandown, Lake and Bembridge are all places you may be lucky enough to find sea glass.
Walk to The Needles and Tennysons Monument from Freshwater
Walking on the island is a delight wherever you choose to go and there’s certainly lots of choice. From grassy, open downs to ancient woodland, coast path to cliff top, the Isle of Wight has some great walks on offer.
Images of a Beautiful Island
We cannot wait to welcome you back to the Isle of Wight when restrictions are eased, but in the meantime be patient and enjoy our selection of images from our favourite dreamy places around the island.