Isle of Wight beaches and sights

Relax and enjoy one of the 13 award winning beaches and savour just one of the many splendours, the Isle of Wight, considered by many worldwide to be a first class travel destination, has to offer. The whole family is catered for and you are ensured that the quality of the water is safe.  Your entire holiday can centre around the beaches, with their pleasantly warm clean sand. Reclining on the beach is bliss to many a holidaymaker.

Much of the attractive and fascinating culture and history can be traced and researched at the castles, museums, private dwellings and parks, all available to the tourist. Tours have also been arranged to the local fossil sites which are both instructive and absorbing.

Other fascinating places of interest on the Isle of Wight are Carisbrooke Castle in Newport and the famed Osborne House in Cowes which belonged to Queen Victoria which she used as a holiday home and where she died in 1901.

The Isle of Wight is a walkers delight with over 500 miles of designated footpaths and in the month of May, when the Walking Festival takes place over two weeks, walkers are found all over the beautiful and natural island. There are paths for both the beginner and the more advanced and stronger walker. Walking is healthy and fun and many return to the island year after year with family and friends.

During August the world famous Cowes Week, where the first America’s Cup race was held, brings crew and visitors together from all over the world. The racing regattas are the longest running ever held. There is great rivalry and more than 1000 yachts participate in 50 racing classes. You would be most fortunate if you could take your holiday in August and witness this spectacular event.