South Wight is the epitomy of the classic seaside holiday. With golden sands, the promenade and even Sandown pier to explore, there’s plenty to keep you busy whilst visiting the south of the Isle of Wight. The coastal path is a walker’s paradise and the numbered bridleways make it really easy for horse riders to get around the isle. With an amazing view around every corner, it’s really worth getting out and about to see all that the island has to offer.
There’s a reason the Victorians loved the Isle of Wight and South Wight was the main haven for these visitors. Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor were especially popular and still remain so today. Enjoy a walk along the promenade next to the beaches or head further inland to visit the quaint ‘chocolate box village’ of Godshill for a classic cream tea. St Catherine’s point, the most southern part of the island, is a lovely day out as there are plenty of walks and you can head into the lighthouse for a tour around.