Shanklin Seafront, situated on the southeast coast of the Island is one of our most popular seaside beach resorts, with miles of golden sand, this is a great place for all the family, no matter what the age!
Island Harbour – a little known peaceful location
Just over a quarter of a mile off the main route between Newport and Ryde, you’ll find an idyllic riverside development of waterfront homes spaced along the Marina which is the only harbour on the Island to use Lock-gates to maintain the water level at low tide. Island Harbour remains a quiet and peaceful area which many Island Visitors have never explored.
Spending the day in Cowes
Often referred to as the ‘sailing capital of the world’ because of the rich history of sailing for which this small town is famous for across the world, including being the location of the very first ‘Americas cup’ and of course the infamous Cowes week.
Cowboy Showdown at Blackgang Chine
Using nothing but an old bit of wood and maybe a homemade bow and arrow out of some bamboo from the garden and bit of string, I'm sure many people have fond memories of playing Cowboys and Indians (native Americans) as a child, I know I do.
Some of our favourite family attractions
In no particular order...just some of our favourites.
Wellies & Walkies at Fort Victoria
We had a lovely spring like day here on the Island this weekend so I thought what better way to spend it than getting out for a walk and dragging the family and the dog along with me to.
Best place for an Island Sundowner
At the end of a long day of exploring the Island, playing on the beach or recovering from a long hike (maybe to the pub), there’s nothing better than enjoying a cold drink on a summers evening and watching the sun go down over the horizon whilst staring out to sea.
Quarr Abbey - A working monastery
One of the most intriguing aspects of the Isle of Wight is the amount of hidden historical features, that are only just off the beaten track, but missed by so many visitors to the Island.
9 restaurants to avoid if you're counting calories on holiday
As soon as the nights start to draw in at this time of year it takes an almost herculean effort to prise us from the sofa of a wintry evening. And the temptation to cosy up is even greater in a holiday cottage, nestled in comfy sofas, with the obligatory blanket, roaring fire, and a good book.