Isle of Wight

The island has 60 miles of spectacular coastline, with picturesque coves and beautiful bays of golden sand. Inland the countryside is just as stunning, with gentle rolling hills and little lanes to explore. The island is a short 10-minute journey by hovercraft or catamaran from Portsmouth, while ferries from Southampton and the New Forest take around 30 minutes. A train operates down the east side of the island enabling you to explore the beach resorts of Sandown and Shanklin, while around the island bus service gets you further afield including the gorgeous bay at Ventnor, or to the western side of the island to Alum Bay and the Needles.