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Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

About Bonchurch

Bonchurch Coastline

Situated on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight, the quiet village of Bonchurch is one of the oldest settlements on the Island. It was a popular, upmarket vacation resort in the Victorian era, with such distinguished guests as Charles Dickens, who wrote several chapters of 'David Copperfield' whilst staying in the village.

A quintessentially English village with quaint cottages and a small selection of village shops, Bonchurch nestles below the stunning St. Boniface Down, the highest point on the Island.

There is a safe shingle/sand beach with rockpools where the kids can splash and search for crabs and other small fish whilst the seafront hosts a number of cafes and small restuarants offering local seafood specialities. The village also has a large pond full of fish and ducks, who are always grateful for bread from obliging visitors.  

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Things to do in Bonchurch

  • Enjoy a quiet stroll through the village and along the seafront.
  • Take a dip in the sea on a warm summer day.
  • Let the kids play in the shallow rock pools on the beach.
  • Feed the hungry fish and ducks in the village pond.

Our Favourites

  • Visit the Pond Cafe, offering morning coffee, afternoon teas, light lunches and a rustic Italian influenced evening menu.
  • Enjoy a stroll along the coast to Ventnor.

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Isle of Wight Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries, Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (West Cowes), Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

Southampton Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries (Terminal 1), Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (Terminal 2), Terminal 2, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ.

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