Know Before You Go - Plan Your Trip

There is so much to see and do on the Isle of Wight we have highlighted a few ideas to get you started - these are not recommendations but suggestions:

A great source of inspiration for other ideas and offers:

For official guidance on travelling:

Places to visit on the Isle of Wight - Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go - 2021 - Most attractions now have pre- booking systems so we suggest you research and plan your days out before you arrive.


There are several award winning beaches on the Isle of Wight all of which are managed and maintained to the highest standard. Our local, award winning  beaches are Freshwater Bay, Totland Bay, Colwell Bay and Compton Bay, all of which meet the high standards of the Bathing Water Directive.To find out more visit -

Family fun

Tapnell Farm Park - Yarmouth new for 2020 Water Park - lots to see and do for all the family. or call 01983 758722


2021 - We advise that you plan your food shopping in advance of your stay so that you can relax and enjoy your visit.  This is an opportunity to try some of our highly acclaimed Isle of Wight produce.  A great site to visit for inspiration is:

or Taste of The Wight

Please note our local supermarkets do deliver but getting a delivery slot to suit your arrival will need advance booking you may want to support some of our local suppliers instead:


Horse Riding - Island Riding Centre - Newport - 01983 21400  - catering from pony rides to beach rides for the more advanced rider.

Cycling - Wight Cycle Hire - Yarmouth - will deliver bikes to Farringford - contact them directly : 01983 761800

Golf - Freshwater Bay Golf Club - Freshwater - 18 hole golf course with spectacular views - 01983 752955

Surfing - Surfing lessons - iSurf - 07968 609169 - also Wight Surf History - 

Watersports - Wight Waters -01983 866 269 -

Boat Charter - First Contact Boat Charters - 01983 741 484 -

Local Eateries

The Piano Cafe & Mezze Bar - Freshwater Bay within walking distance of Farringford - 01983 472874

The Rabbit Hole - Our tiny tearoom is easy to spot. Just look out for the turquoise opposite School Green park and its magnificent run of Horse Chestnut trees along the brook as you drive through Freshwater Village PO40 9AS

The Freshwater Coffee House -  5 School Green Rd, Freshwater - 01983 754095 - as well as superb coffee they will make up packed lunches for your day out (contact directly)

The Hut - Collwell Bay - Freshwater - Fine Dining by the Sea  - 01983 898637 - they will even make you up a delux hamper to enjoy on a picnic.


Please note that current Government advice is that you will need to wear face masks on all public transport (July 2020)

To plan your route by car visit:

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