Situated just off England’s South coast and less than 2 hours from London via the Isle of Wight Ferry, the UK’s Holiday Island and Dinosaur Capital of Great Britain, the Isle of Wight is the perfect destination at any time of year one would say but I was paying my visit in October it already felt like a winter.
The island itself is very small, you can rent a car and visit the whole island in one day. It has fantastic scenery very green and perfect for nature lovers
Down below is the guide of things you can do on the island.
Attractions and places to visit are in plentiful supply on the Island, with something to suit everyone.
Get a taste of the Isle of Wight’s history and culture by visiting one of our Museums & Galleries and historic sites.
Possibly the Island’s most recognisable landmark is The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, nearby to which The Needles Landmark Attraction is full of things to entertain all the family.
Alternatively, keep the kids entertained at a fun park like Robin Hill Adventure Park & Gardens, by taking a ride on our fantastic steam railway or by visiting one of our fantastic animal attractions such as the Isle of Wight Zoo.
A visit to the Isle of Wight wouldn’t be complete without visiting some of our famous beaches.
The Island currently has the highest number of award-winning beaches in England, all managed to the highest standards and inspected daily.
There are many shopping opportunities on the Isle of Wight for those looking for some retail therapy.
The artistic heritage of the Island means that there are plenty of arts and craft outlets, selling everything from handcrafted jewellery to sculptured glass and wood carvings.
There is also a range of fantastic locally produced food and drink available, with local restaurants, farm shops and the weekly Farmers’ Market catering for all your needs.
If you enjoy outdoor activities, the Isle of Wight has it all.
The stunning coastline and warm climate mean that this Isle of the perfect playground for those who love the outdoors.
Walking, cycling and horse-riding are freely available for those of all abilities, with more than 500 miles of footpaths and established walking routes, and 165 miles of bridleways waiting to be discovered.
The Isle of Wight was recently crowned one of Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 Cycling Destinations in the World” – find out more in our Bicycle Island section.
If you’re after something a little more extreme, you can try your hand at one of many adventure activities such as tree climbing, paragliding, or sailing with knowledgeable guides, or sit back and watch the experts do it, with several top class events taking place throughout the year.
There are also plenty of water sports for you to get involved in throughout the year.
The Isle of Wight also has a number of golf courses, many of which are set against picturesque backdrops, making it the perfect place for a golf weekend break or holiday.
For those that are keen on fishing there are a great range of opportunities, with both freshwater and sea fishing available at a whole host of locations around the Island.
Get closer to nature by enjoying a countryside walk, where you will find a whole host of local wildlife including red squirrels and some unique butterfly species – you can also see a great variety of birds which take advantage of the many different habitats on the Isle of Wight.
Let’s also not forget that the Isle of Wight is one of the richest places in Europe for Dinosaur heritage, and there are number of walks and hunts available to discover it!