One visit to the Isle of Wight and this idyllic spot will surely become one of your favourite holiday destinations. The Island offers so much that not even those lucky enough to live here can fully appreciate the beauty and variety that surrounds them. The summer is longer and warmer than virtually anywhere else in the UK allowing visitors to make the most of the lush countryside and sandy beaches. With a wide assortment of accommodation available, visitors can enjoy all the various sports activities, tourist attractions, shows, festivals and good food they can. Let`s take a good look at the most noteworthy attractions of the Island.
Stunning Soft Sandy Beaches
Of course, as an island the IOW has many coastal attractions including thirteen award-winning beaches. To get such an award the water and sand must be kept clean and safe all year round. Lifeguards watch over all the major beaches so holidaymakers can enjoy bathing and water sports in safety. Ventnor and Shanklin beaches are among the most popular on the Island. If a change from sunbathing and swimming is wanted, the Isle of Wight`s beaches feature various attractions to keep you entertained.
Talking, walking, cycling
What could be healthier than going for a good long walk, breathing in the fresh sea air? Thanks to hundreds of paths and cycle ways you can reach almost every nook of the Island on foot or by bike. Fields, forests, valleys and other unspoiled natural landscapes feature pathways for walking and cycling.
Traditional local produce
Every particular area in the world has its traditional local product. The Isle of Wight is no different. Having tried the Island`s distinctive ales and ciders you will certainly be back for more. The IOW possesses three major breweries and many small independent producers. You can also have a taste of locally produced and award-winning foods such as baked goods, cheese and chocolate. All the food and drink can be sampled in the local shops and features on the menus of the snack bars, pubs or restaurants throughout the Island.
Festivals, carnivals and other sporting events
Every year the Island hosts a number of exciting events and world-famous festivals. Attracting thousands of visitors, each event is unique with spectacular shows and entertainment to suit everyone. Two of the country`s largest music festivals draw the biggest crowds with people flocking from all over the world to the IOW to see the celebrated musical talents of rock and popular music. Remember booking rooms in Isle of Wight hotels in advance is going to shorten a little your expenses and give you confidence in the future accommodation on the Island especially during festival period.