The Isle of Wight is a small island off the South of England, just a short ferry ride from Portsmouth. We spent a weekend driving around the entire island, exploring its stunning beaches, forests, vineyards, castles and fell in love with its beauty.
We visited the Islands number one tourist attraction, The Needles which are located at Alum Bay and wandered along sandy Shanklin & Sandown beaches. Our favourite beach however was Freshwater Bay with its sparkling, crystal clear waters. I literally couldn’t believe we were still in England. The Isle of Wight has such lovely beaches & natural beauty that I felt as if we could have been in the Mediterranean (though the water temperature quickly reminded us that we were still in the UK)!
We explored the beautiful Parkhurst Forest, stumbled across the gorgeous Carisbrooke Castle and its grounds whilst searching for a completely different castle and spent an afternoon strolling the vineyards of Rosemary Vineyard & enjoying their free tastings!
We dined at Fogg’s of Ventnor located in Ventnor a gorgeous seaside village. We had an incredible evening here & the food was locally sourced, fresh and cooked to perfection (make sure you book… they are very popular)!
I would highly recommend a visit to the Isle of Wight, it is a beautiful part of the UK. They have the best of both worlds with beautiful beaches and stunning countryside and farmlands. The island has a very laid back, relaxed feel and is perfect for a weekend (or longer if you have the time) getaway.