The isle of wight

More than half the Isle of Wight has been designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty, and there are 65 miles of coastline to explore. Along the more beautiful south coast there's has a beach to suit everyone: swimming at Sandown, surfing off Compton Bay, and family fun at Ventnor.


The Isle of Wight has some of the best beaches in the UK. Whatever you're looking for there will be a beach for you: wide open sandy beaches to Cornish-style surfing or bodyboarding beaches. There are two brilliant rockpooling beaches and a couple of mini-Blackpool style beaches with kiss-me-quick hats. Steephill Cove is our favourite, tucked away with great cafes.

The Isle of Wight also caters to specific interests, such as surfing (Compton) paddleboarding (Colwell and Totland) and kitesurfing (Brook Chine). No matter what type of beach experience you're looking for, the Isle of Wight has something for everyone! 

The weather

The Isle of Wight has a temperate maritime climate with typically warm rather than hot summers and cool to cold winters. Isle of Wight rarely experiences very extreme weather meaning Isle of Wight can be visited throughout the year.