Last week, Will and I went for a seaside break to stay with my Gran and Grandad on the Isle of Wight. Their caravan is in a beautiful little spot right by the sea and we love getting over there to enjoy a bit of the good old english seaside and spend some quality time with them…not to mention that there is a cafe right on the beach that serves a full english, which is bit of an added bonus.
The Isle of Wight is somewhere I have been coming since I was born, so it definitely holds a special place in my heart, but the first time I brought Will here last year he fell in love with it too, and it’s not hard to see why. There are plenty of little towns to make your way around including Sandown, Ryde, Ventnor and Cowes to name but a few and it only takes about an hour to get from one side of the island to the other – so no excuse not to get out and see as much of it as you can!
The island is packed full with all the best bits of the british seaside including quaint little gift shops, ice creams on every corner and piers packed with the best arcades around. If you fancy something a bit more chilled out, there is also some beautiful countryside to drive around and a few stately homes and historic attractions that might take your fancy.
If you only have a few days to experience the best bits of this little haven then make sure you head to Ryde and walk along the golden sands of Appley Beach, before you enjoy the best, seriously THE BEST, fish and chips at Wights. Also take a drive out to Alan Bay to see the needles and make your own sand figure from the gorgeous coloured sands in the nearby cliffs. And finally, take a wander to the little village of Bembridge and stop in the Crab and Lobster for a hearty meal and a beer, you won’t regret it.
I could list so many more best bits of the Isle of Wight (It’s hard to cram in 22 years worth of highlights into one blog post) but if you haven’t yet visited this part of the world then make sure you put it on your agenda…and take me with you!