The largest island of the British Isles and sitting 5 miles off the south coast, the Isle of Wight is a hugely popular place for holidaymakers from all over. All kinds of people love to take trips to the Isle of Wight, from children to seniors and everyone in between! It has a population of about 150,000 people and is just an area of 147 square miles. But it has so much to enjoy, beaches and coastline, natural countryside and farmland, historical sites, amusements, great seafood, pubs and more. That is why more than 2.5 million tourists come each year, and many are returning holidaymakers.
The diverse scenery and beauty of the island are a huge drawn for many people. Sand beaches, chalk cliffs, it is not surprising that half of the coast is designated as Heritage coast and that more than half the island is classed as a place of exceptional natural beauty. While its largest town if you want to visit is Ryde, the main place people arrive and leave from is Newport.
It has a lovely climate, a varied population of animals, birds, flowers and sea life and is the top place to visit for people wanting to see the rare and endangered red squirrel! The coastline adds up to 60 miles, and then across the island, there are over 500 miles of coastal paths and public footpaths. As well as the typical seaside holiday families come over for on popular beaches like Sandown, Ventnor and Shanklin, there is a lot more to see and do.
Great accommodation options
When looking for holiday accommodation Isle of Wight, you will quickly discover that it might be a small island but it has something of everything. Luxury hotels, family resorts, camping, bed and breakfasts, self-catering, all-inclusive, quiet, family orientated, couple orientated and more! From budget-friendly to those who can splash out, sea views or the countryside this island has it all!
A lovely choice for restaurants and pubs
As well as all the accommodation options there are some great pubs and restaurants too. In fact, there is a pub for every square mile so there is always somewhere you can grab a pint or a glass of something as you relax in between activities. You can find ciders, wines and beers made locally and enjoy eating fresh seafood, and local produce as well as all kinds of foods on your trips to the Isle of Wight.
Other reasons to visit
You might want to look for holiday accommodation Isle of Wight and attend one of the many great events the island holds every year. Cowes Week for people who love sailing and the sea, as well as Solent’s regatta week. There are also music festivals that have attracted some big names like Cold Play, Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones to name just a few. Expect the island to be busy during these events as they are big international attractions.