Fancy a visit to the pristine coastlines and fun-filled festivals of the Isle of Wight then take advantage of Blue Chip Holidays and plan your perfect holiday. Situated just 2 hours away from London and along the South Coast, the Isle of Wight has beautiful clean beaches that are particularly enjoyable during summer.
Now that your vacation destination is selected and your bags are packed, what do you plan to do on your visit to the Isle of Wight? This Blue Chip Holiday destination is perfect all year round offering lots of activities throughout the seasons of summer, winter, autumn and spring. Below we look at a few exciting activities to get involved in while you are there.
Get In Touch With Nature
Get a great view of the coastline offshore by sailing through the open seas on a chartered boat or taking a ride on the Isle of Wight ferry or on the last remaining hovercraft in the world. Visit the Needles Rocks and refresh and enjoy the spectacular sea stacks and land formations. The Tapnell Farm Park and Robin Hill Adventure Park & Gardens are ideal for a fun day with the kids as you enjoy the play barn, ride the steam railway, meet the resident animals at the Isle of Wight Zoo and get in touch with nature in a whole different way.
Enjoy the Sandy Beaches
Isle of Wight hosts the highest number of award-winning beaches in England that attract a large number of tourists every year. Enjoy the summer building sand castles with the kids, taking a romantic stroll along the beach or enjoying water sport activities with your friends. The Compton Bay and Yayerland beaches are hotspots for fossil hunting adventures and many tourists traverse these coastlines to find high value dinosaur remains. Paraglide or sail on a hot afternoon or sip some cocktails as you watch the experts do it.
Shop at Some of the Best Outlets
The Isle of Wight is riddled with lots of arts and crafts that make for great souvenirs. Enjoy a variety of handcrafted jewellery, sculptured glass and wood carvings inspired by the artistic heritage of the island. If you are a foodie, there’s more than enough variety to get your taste buds going. Buy locally produced food and drink at local restaurants, farmers’ markets, farm shops and The Garlic Farm.
Learn Some History and Culture
Enjoy a lovely afternoon at the Osborne House and revere in its stunning Italian Renaissance architecture. Built in the 1800s, this historic building served as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s holiday home and is often frequented by young couples looking for a wedding venue. While at it, why not stop over at UK’s oldest theme parks, Blackgang Chine, established in 1843 and learn about the dinosaurs and whales of England.
Let Loose At the Festivals
Travel to the Seaclose Park in June or September and be a part of the Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival where music lovers all over the world converge.