Six Reasons to visit the Isle of Wight

1. We love our music Festivals

The Isle of Wight Festival (9–12 June) and Bestival (8–11 September) always feature unmissable headline acts, brilliant atmosphere and outlandish outfits. Check out Rhythm Tree Festival (15–17 July) for a diverse mix of quality music and family vibe. V Dub Island (14–18 August) is for all those who love music, camping and, of course, their beloved VWs.

2. Breath-taking scenery and fantastic wildlife

Explore the Island’s beautiful countryside and 57 miles of coastline. Best of all, completely free to explore. The Island’s mix of chalk downs, woodland and coastline gives it a rich biodiversity. You may already know that one of most famous inhabitants and protected species is the red squirrel.

3. Entertaining the kids

The kids will never get bored here as there are so many attractions and events, especially during the summer holidays. Walk around the tree tops at Robin Hill or catch up with some smugglers at Blackgang Chine. If your family likes animals you will have Sandown Zoo, Amazon World or the Owl and Monkey Haven to choose from.

4. Delicious Food

The Isle of Wight is famed for its tomatoes, sweetcorn and garlic (there’s an entire festival dedicated it) among others. And with a huge range of places to eat out you’ll be spoilt for choice. Cream tea anyone?

5. Cowes Week

As world’s oldest and largest sailing regatta, if you love sailing then Cowes Week (6–13 August) is a must. With loads of events to keep you busy whist you enjoy the party atmosphere, you’ll be entertained even if you don’t set foot on deck. Plus, don’t forget the spectacular fireworks display on the final day.

6. Dinosaurs

Come and learn about the Island’s inhabitants during Mesozoic times on the UK’s Dinosaur Capital. You can even see a real dinosaur footprint on one of our beaches if you know where to look…