Whether you want to see some Isle of Wight New Year fireworks or you need a New Year’s Eve party to shimmy into next year, the Isle of Wight has plenty of fun things to do at this time of the year.
New Year on the Isle of Wight doesn’t just involve partying at New Year’s Eve events, December on the island is a beautiful time of year. Countryside winter wonderlands can be found on the west of the island and stunning beach walks can be part of every day of your holiday as every inch of the Isle of Wight’s coastline affords you great views of the Solent and the Channel.
From New Year’s eve in Sandown on the Isle of Wight to New Year’s Day on Bembridge beach, it’s so easy to get around the island that wherever you stay, you’ll be able to visit your favourite places. Make sure you squeeze in a mini adventure and visit somewhere new, too. Stop off at Steephill Cove for an afternoon break with a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake.
Dance into next year
There are plenty of New Year’s Eve parties on the Isle of Wight. Most pubs, bars and restaurants have some sort of celebration. For an extra special evening, head over to Cowes Yacht Haven for the Electric 80s party. Three rooms with plenty of music to choose from and a silent disco means you can dance all night at this festive celebration.
Firework displays that you won’t want to miss
With so many beaches and coast paths, you’ll be sure to find a good view to watch some spectacular firework displays over the Channel or the Solent. Our island team recommend the Yarmouth fireworks.
New Year’s day walk
Nowhere is better for a refreshing New Year’s Day stomp than the Tennyson Downs. Admire the wild beauty of West Wight as you walk the footsteps of the famous poet Alfred Lord Tennyson. Keep it coastal with a walk along the cliffs or come slightly inland for an uphill hike to the Tennyson memorial.
New Year swim
As with the rest of the South and West, the Isle of Wight loves a New Year swim. Pack your swimsuits (and maybe a wetsuit if you feel the cold) and live like a local for the day. It might be freezing but there’s so many people jumping in you can feel the electricity in the air.