Sport for sceptics: Isle of Wight

Visitors on the beach at Compton Bay, Isle of Wight

This island is bursting with outdoor adventures. Mkae sure the kids bring along their list of 50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾ and see how many they can tick off. When it comes to one of the 'things' - going on a really long bike ride - this is certainly the place to get going.


  • The Isle of Wight has been named as one of the top ten destinations in the world for cycling by none other than the Lonely Planet Travel Guide. See our cycling page to discover the best routes.
  • Compton Bay is one of the best spots on the Isle of Wight for swimming and surfing lessons.
  • Race to find the geocaches at Tennyson Down. All you need is a GPS or smartphone and bags of energy.
  • This one is more for the grown-ups – you can fly solo or as a passenger on a paraglider at many of our Isle of Wight places.

Where to stay

Compton Farm Cottage One and Compton Farm Cottage Two sleep four people each.