The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Pop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, open all day everyday. The carvery is well known and popular with traditional toast dinners a speciality. There's ample parking and quiz night every Sunday.
A private beach accessed only from Osborne House where you will pay an entry fee. The beach is sandy and safe, a favourite of Queen Victoria and her children when they were in residence. These days you can take a look at her bathing hut and enjoy an ice cream on the beach. A shuttle bus runs from the house between April - October. There's no lifeguard cover and dogs are not allowed.
Start from the Sloop Inn, Mill Square and enjoy a four mile foray into the countryside and creeks around Wootton Bridge. Bring binoculars and spot many birds and wildlife en-route. Download a free copy of the walk from Wootton Bridge Historical.
Wootton village incorporates Wootton Creek, Wootton Common and Wooton Bridge, a series of lovely little places along this north east coast riverside where you can walk to your heart's content and only a short hop to the ferry port at Fishbourne.
A large area of woodland maintained by the Forestry Commission. There's miles of woodland walks suitable for both walkers and mountain bikers. The red squirrel hide is a great place to spot wildlife from.
Great place for a walk and to get close to nature - and we saw a red squirrel!
Beautiful place to walk the dog and the kids!
Traditional pub grub but with a difference. Locals are offered a bartering exchange system where they provide local produce in exchange for meals or drinks. Great idea and upholds their intent to use local products. A garden with views across the downs and a large terrace are available for summer dining. Child and dog friendly. You may wish to book; this is a very popular place.
This is a beautiful traditional pub that serves excellent food and has staff that will go the extra mile. I love that you can order some of the dishes from the menu as a smaller portion so there is no food waste. All food is locally sourced and they can even tell you the name of the person who grew it!
Nestled between Seagrove Bay and Priory Bay, you'll find a mixture of sand and pebbles with large beach at low tide. Parking is nearby along the esplanade with small shops and cafes in Seaview down the road. Dogs are not allowed from May to the end of September. There is no lifeguard cover.
Old fashioned in the best possible way
This beach is always popular with lots of rocks for crabbing off, an easy part to get into the sea and a sandy bit for games
Wootton Bridge offers a variety of countryside walks for you to enjoy, all kindly available to download from iwight.com. This one covers three and a half miles and will take up to two hours. Start from Brannon Way car park and enjoy exploring the countryside around Wootton.
A hidden gem, west of well-known Cowes, think beautiful beach huts lining the shores, picnic greens and happy families. This is a great place to bring the little ones. Only a half hour walk from Cowes makes it well located for bigger days out, but you should find all you need here, with the sailing club keeping everyone entertained and the plethera of eateries keeping everyone full.
Gurnard is such a pretty place. The children loved skimming stones on the beach here, then a long play in the lovely park (which is enclosed) and then we finished off with a hot chocolate and a slice of cake at the Watersedge Beach Cafe. Perfect!
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