Guide to the best locations

The Towns and Villages on the Isle of Wight are full of charm and character. From beautifully thatched cottages and boutique shops in rural locations to harbours and traditional seaside amusements at coastal areas.

Freshwater

A hamlet rather than a village, Afton is a beautiful part of the west Wight just before you get to Freshwater on what is referred to as ‘the middle road’ – the B3399...

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Arreton

Arreton is a village in the central eastern part of the Isle of Wight, about 3 miles south east of Newport.

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Bembridge

Bembridge is a village located on the easternmost point of the Isle of Wight, with a population of just under 4,000.

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Bonchurch

The sleepy, leafy village of Bonchurch is sheltered beneath St Boniface Down, centred about a large pond overhung with willows, and has a winding road to the pretty...

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Brading

Brading is located on the East side of the Isle of Wight, a short distance from Ryde, and is one of the Island's oldest towns

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Chale

The Island’s southernmost village, Chale sits just to the west of Blackgang and has two areas – the older part with church and pub and the newer centre about half a...

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Cowes

Cowes and East Cowes are English seaport towns on the northern tip of Isle of Wight. Cowes is located on the west bank of the estuary of the River Medina, facing the...

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Freshwater

Freshwater is a large village at the western end of the Isle of Wight. Freshwater Bay is a small cove on the south coast of the Island which also gives its name to t...

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Godshill

Godshill used to be something of a joke amongst the local population: a place that you avoided, especially in high season. But this is definitely no longer the case...

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Newbridge

A small hamlet on the road from Calbourne to Yarmouth, Newbridge is on a small hill above the ‘new bridge’ that crosses the Caul Bourne stream that flows into t...

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