Your Isle of Wight Travel Guide

The Isle of Wight is the UK’s Island Paradise. Spanning a modest 13 miles north to south and 27 miles from east to west, the Island, recently crowned a UNESCO Biosphere, offers a stunning array of contrasting landscapes and an extensive list of things to do and experience, all within an hour’s drivetime.

Things to do on the Isle of Wight

Our Isle of Wight travel guide is full of inspiration and ideas for things to do. Helping you to start planning how you will explore 57 miles of coastline, over 20 beaches, and an array of protected woodland and nature reserves, with more than 50 attractions and places to visit. We also have a comprehensive collection of places to stay, with 25% discount off the cost of the ferry travel when you book them together.

About the Isle of Wight

The Island has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times for its naturally mild climate, more sunshine hours than almost anywhere else in the UK, and the feeling of escapism the short ferry trip across the Solent evokes. It offers something for all ages and interests, with varied terrains and waters creating a playground for watersports and activity enthusiasts, quaint villages, country pubs and gastro experiences for those looking to kick back and relax, and places to visit and explore for family adventurers.

It also hosts some of the UK's leading events, such as the Isle of Wight Festival (which in 1970 was the world's largest rock music festival), Cowes Week (the world famous sailing regatta), and even has a Garlic Festival where you can taste garlic ice cream and beer!

Looking for more inspiration?

We've got Isle of Wight travel guides covering a good selection of places to eat on the Island, as well as the towns and villages you will come across during your visit. These can help you planning your way around, and might even inspire you when you're looking for the ideal places to stay.

For that extra bit of inspiration check out our latest Isle of Wight Award winners. You'll be able to find some of the best places to visit, places to stay, places to eat and even more. All our incredible winners are voted for by Isle of Wight residents and visitors.

Want to find out even more? Read our digital Isle of Wight Guide for insider tips from locals, dog-friendly guides, foodie recommendations, days out itineraries and loads more... Read our Digital Red Funnel Isle of Wight Guide.