Places to Visit in Isle of Wight

Herefordshire is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes England has to offer – from dramatic coastlines to soaring cliffs. Secure your motorhome rental to discover this charming region’s endless beauty.

Head to the North eastern coast of the Isle of White to set up camp by the glorious golden sands of Ryde Beach. Split in two by the second longest seaside pier in the country, the beach is home to a wide variety of activities and entertainment. Walk the nearly half mile-long pier, constructed in 1814, and feel as though you’re truly walking on water as it takes you out to sea. Take in stunning views of Portsmouth and its famous Spinnaker Tower or simply admire the array of boats commonly stuck on the sandbanks. Deckchairs, sunloungers and more can all be hired along the promenade and on the beach itself, as well as equipment for windsurfing, which is popular in the area. Hop on your bike and take in the scenes along the beautiful cycle track linking Cowes and Newport, a mostly flat route with wonderful views across the Medina.

Head to one of the Isle of Wight’s best kept secrets: Compton Beach. The secluded Newport beach offers a two mile stretch of beautifully contrasted golden and dark sands, rolling seas and tumbling multi-coloured sandstone cliffs that make it a beautiful sight to see. The white chalk cliffs of Freshwater provide a stunning backdrop to the day’s activities – whether you choose to surf or sunbathe. Try your hand at fossil-hunting at low tide and hope to find a dinosaur fossil, or book a tour on the beach to see the dinosaur footprints in the sandstone ledge at Hanover Point that are exposed at low tide.

Dubbed dinosaur island, Sandown Bay is another excellent location for fossil hunting. With one of the highest concentrations of dinosaur fossils anywhere in the world, you can feel like a palaeontologist as you scour the beach for a special souvenir. Take a trip to the Dinosaur museum to explore more of the Isle of Wight’s dinosaur history. Sheltered in a beautiful bay, Sandown is famed for its long stretches of golden sand and traditional British seafront and pier.

Waves rolling in at Compton Beach
Compton Beach
A tower on Ryde Beach and people standing on the beach itself
Ryde Beach
An aerial shot of Sandown Bay pier, beach and waterfront buildings while the sun is shining through some clouds
Sandown Bay

What to do in Isle of Wight With Your Motorhome