The south-west of the island boasts beautiful, long stretched of coastline along with breathtaking, stunning views of glorious scenery looking out across the ocean towards the continent.
Much quieter here than in the south-east, you’ll find the pace of life somewhat slower, with less tourists in peak season, but you’ll still find incredible accommodation and all the perks island life has to offer.
Visitors looking for wildlife and areas of natural beauty, along with hikers and hill walkers, will love this area of the island due to its geography of steep hills, forests and open land. Also ideal for avid bird watchers, the south west of the island is an ideal place to watch wild birds of prey hunt for food both on land and sea. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars for the opportunity to see some beautiful wildlife during your stay on the Isle of Wight! Please have a peek at the beaches and forests reviews to get an idea of accessibility – you’ll be surprised at how easy it will be to get out and about in nature on the island!
Travelling west along the coast from the Islands most southerly point, visitors will come across Blackgang Chine – an amazing day out for all the family – Isle of Wight Pearl (learn how pearl jewellery is made and treat yourself to a beautiful keepsake?), Chessell Pottery Barn and countless other fun things to do along the way. Stopping briefly at Freshwater Bay for a scone and tea in one of the pretty tea shops, continue along to Alum Bay to spend a day at the Needles Battery – an unforgettable experience overlooking the most western point of the island and including an exhilarating skyride down the cliff to the beach. The views of the Needles are incredible from this viewpoint, but why not take advantage of your location and take a boat cruise around the bay to see them from a different angle?
For more ideas of places to visit and full reviews, take a look at our Attractions page!