Race to the Island this July

If you’ve been thinking about squeezing in a short break before the summer holidays are unleashed upon us, you need to continue reading this post! Whether it’s just you and your loved one, with the kids or a group of friends we have the accommodation AND a fantastic event to keep you entertained whilst you’re here! 

As you may or may not know, on Saturday the 7th July the Solent will once again be filled with around 1,700 boats and 16,000 sailors from around the world, taking to the seas to participate in the ‘Round the Island Race’. This is one of the largest yacht races in the world so whether you’re into sailing or not, it’s a spectacular sight and makes a wonderful day out!

A weekend away to watch the sailing, now doesn’t that sound attractive! Luckily for you we have some top places to stay to not only get the best views but also to relax in comfort for the weekend!

This mammoth race kicks off in Cowes, so how would you feel if you had front row seats from your own private balcony? Mimosa Lodge is a peaceful and classic bed and breakfast surrounded by tranquil gardens in a peaceful location. So if you don’t fancy the hustle and bustle of Cowes Parade or Gurnard seafront then this is the place for you. Sit in peace and simply enjoy the view.

Keeping the view in mind, another hot spot for spectating is the historic town of Seaview. The Boathouse is a welcoming bed and breakfast with views of the Solent not only from your room – but from the beer garden too. Family friendly and seconds from the beach, you’re in for a treat with this luxury location.

Further east in the town of Bembridge is the hidden treasure Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park. With direct access to the beach why not make a day of it? Watch the yachts sail by and enjoy the beach at the same time! With a range of camping pitches, static caravans or chalets, the choice is yours!

How enticing would a penthouse apartment overlooking Shanklin beach with a prime location for watching the race be? No.6 Sunny Beach Apartments can offer just that! A Juliette balcony from the lounge allows for panoramic views of the Solent, a perfect view from the comfort of the sitting room, not to mention the array of restaurants, ice cream parlours and beach just seconds away!

South of the Island you’ll find yourself in Ventnor, and my goodness have we got a simply breath-taking apartment for you! The Isle of Wight Luxury Apartment is simply that! Pure luxury with a view that words cannot explain, in-fact I’ll just leave this picture here…

New to Red Funnel Holidays we have ‘Serendipity’, a beautiful villa with the most extraordinary views- perfect for relaxing and watching the race go by.

Carry on west around the Island and you’ll reach Colwell Bay. A beautiful location with a picturesque beach and some luxury cottages available for short breaks! The Bay, Colwell offers beautifully decorated cottages with a hot tub and a swimming pool. The beach is only a stone’s throw away, so why not make the most of it and get yourself a stunning view of the race.

These are just some of our perfectly located properties to watch the famous ‘Round the Island Race’ but to carry on the search, check out our inspiration page get planning that early summer break that you know you deserve! Don’t forget that if you book your holiday accommodation through Red Funnel, you’ll receive 25% off your ferry travel – bonus!