Fall in love with the Isle of Wight, the jewel of the south coast

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Discover beautiful beaches and unspoiled countryside laced with miles of footpath offering breath-taking views around every corner of the Isle of Wight. Explore pretty seaside towns and charming rural villages, home to traditional country pubs and luxury waterfront bistros. 

The Isle of Wight is a destination like no other. Whether it is the unique landscape, the relaxed way of life or the character and charm of the place, the Isle is an unforgettable destination drawing you back time and time again. Leave your passport behind as you relax on sandy beaches and bathe in clear waters. Dine alfresco on local produce and locally distilled spirits, ales and wine and enjoy more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the UK. Firm summer favourites for outside dining by the sea include The Hut at Totland, Smoking Lobster in Ventnor, The George at Yarmouth and The Crab & Lobster in Bembridge. Just 1 hour from London and a short ferry hop from Southampton, the Isle of Wight is the jewel in the crown of the south coast – a true paradise Isle. 

Walk straight from the Hi-Speed Red Jet into the popular sailing town of Cowes with its bustling high street adorned with bunting and flowers. Boutique shops sell everything from fashion and art to homeware and jewellery, while great places to eat and drink with unparalleled Solent views adorn the waterfront. Coming by car? Arrive with Red Funnel at East Cowes in just 1 hour, a town steeped in maritime and royal history and home to Queen’s Victoria’s palatial Island escape, Osborne. To upgrade your journey, book into Red Funnel’s ‘Signature Lounge’ and sail over in style. 

A comfortable and contemporary space, the Signature Lounge offers 360 views of the glistening Solent, enhanced Wi-Fi, table service, complimentary refreshments, a premium bar service and panoramic views of the Solent. See redfunnel.co.uk/signaturelounge for more info and to book your Island escape.

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