Gather your family and set your sights on the Isle of Wight. Nestled away from mainland England, it’s incredible what lies on the other side. Only a short distance away and blend of soaring cliffs, long sandy beaches, fairy-tale like villages, these are just five of the reasons that you must visit the Isle of Wight once in your lifetime.
An area of outstanding natural beauty
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are areas that are granted special protection and international admiration thanks to their, well, outstanding natural beauty. With some of the most stunning scenery in the world, Britain is brimming with them. North Yorkshire alone is home to four, while Devon boasts a whopping five. However, when it comes to bragging rights, nowhere can compete with the Isle of Wight. In 1963, half of the entire island was added to the list.
60 miles of beautiful beaches
Almost everyone who visits the Isle of Wight has ‘a day beside the sea’ at the top of their to-do list. Home to over 60 miles of beautiful award-winning beaches, it can be hard to know where exactly to head. If you’re after a Snaptrip favourite, we suggest Compton Bay. Nestled beside the coast, this sandy beach is one of the Isle of Wight’s most popular spots.
The sailing capital of the world
As Brits, there are loads of things that we think we’re great at – and a few that we actually are. However, one activity where Old Blighty has beat almost the entire world is sailing and nowhere does it better than the Isle of Wight. For starters, the pretty village of Cowes is home to the Royal Yacht Squadron and hosts the biggest and oldest sailing regatta in the world.
A romantic and English feel
Anyone who’s had an Isle of Wight holiday will know it’s home to a special kind of magic. Being nestled away from mainland England has allowed the island to develop an isolated kind of tranquillity you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re looking to step away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and take life down a gear, there’s no better place than here.
All the different kinds of cottages
While relatively small, the Isle of Wight boasts hundreds of gorgeous holiday homes. So whatever kind of self-catering cottage you’re craving, this idyllic island will provide. Don’t want to leave your four-legged friend at home? Have a look at dog-friendly properties in the Isle of Wight. Fancy an extra-cosy cottage? Well, then how about somewhere with an open fire or maybe a thatched cottage on a working farm?
Are you travelling with a special someone? Then how about a romantic cottage with a hot tub? If you’re looking for a classy getaway, find a luxury cottage, an extra-large holiday home or perhaps a property with a pool. Are you craving an incredible sea view? Peruse cottages on the with a sea view or maybe by the beach.