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Isle of Wight's best beaches revealed

Fri 13 Aug 2010

Isle of Wight's best beaches revealed

People looking to hit the beach during their Isle of Wight holidays have been given some tips on the island's best coastal locations.

For visiting families, the Daily Telegraph recommended the beaches at Ryde East and Appley for their pleasant views of the Solent and "traditional seaside attractions".

Those seeking a more secluded beach experience on the Isle of Wight may like to try the area below Shanklin Chine on the south-east coast, the newspaper suggested.

It also praised the sands at Ventnor on account of their "wonderful Mediterranean light" and reputation for plenty of sunshine, while picking out Steephill Cove as the "prettiest beach" on the island.

"Reach it via the coastal footpath from the Botanic Garden or La Falaise car park in Ventnor," the publication advised.

Founded in 1970, the Botanic Garden in Ventnor benefits from the town's warm and sunny microclimate. The attraction is free to visit and contains a wide variety of subtropical plants.

Posted by Louise Parkes
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