Freshwater and the West Wight
Freshwater is an ideal holiday location if you enjoy the outdoor life. With one coast facing the English Channel and Atlantic Ocean and the other facing the Solent and the mainland the West Wight has a very different atmosphere to the busier eastern side of the Island. Landmarks include Freshwater Bay, The Needles, Tennyson Down, Fort Victoria, Alum Bay Cliffs and Yarmouth Castle but there are other places like Newtown Creek - an unspoilt haven for wildlife, Hannover Point with it's dinosaur footprints on the rocks, the ancient standing stones at Mottistone and Hulverstone and beaches ranging from safe and sandy to wild and rocky!
The West Wight is well known for its numerous footpaths and bridleways and has an annual Walking Festival every spring and the Cycling Festival in the Autumn. From the Studio Apartment the cliff tops are only minutes away with walks over Tennyson Down to the Needles or along the River Yar to Yarmouth.
One way to see this corner of the Island is on the Needles Tour topless bus. Running every half hour in season it begins at Yarmouth and does a circuit encompassing Afton Park, Freshwater Bay, the Needles, Alum Bay, Totland and Fort Victoria. Buy a round ticket and get on and off as often as you like.
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For gardeners the 'Garden Isle' has many interesting gardens open to the public - the two largest being the Botanic Garden at Ventnor and Osborne House & Gardens in East Cowes.
The National Garden Scheme publishes details of the private gardens on the Island open to the public for charity. Click here to view the Isle of Wight page on their website.
The Island has numerous attractions for children with clean, safe beaches and a wealth of countryside to explore on fine days, and places like the Dinosaur Museum and adventure parks like Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill when the weather doesn't cooperate.
For more information go to the What to See and Do section on the Island Tourism website
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