Coastal holidays on the Isle of Wight

Nestled in the calm waters of the Solent, over generations, the Isle of Wight has nurtured its own unique maritime traditions, despite being just a few miles from the UK mainland. From the island’s famous chalk needles and iconic lighthouse, to the multi-coloured sands of Alum Bay, you can explore a huge array of coastal landscapes and habitats. Families will love the pretty cafes and calm waters of Bembridge, while keen walkers might choose to take on the Isle of Wight Coast Path, a 70 mile footpath that circumnavigates the island.

The view from Rosetta Cottage, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Rosetta Cottage 

Situated in two parts of a Victorian house right on Cowes seafront, Rosetta Cottage has views you'll love of the harbour and out to sea beyond. Perfect for large family gatherings, there's plenty of room for everyone and the cottage comfortably sleeps 10.

The exterior of 1and 2 Compton Farm Cottage, Newport, Isle of Wight

2 Compton Farm Cottages 

This beautiful 19th-century former farm worker's cottage is located in a truly breath taking location where you can take in the dramatic views of the nearby white cliffs and the sea at Compton Bay. A cosy retreat, the cottage is ideally located for a traditional seaside break and you can head out on coastal walks from the door.

The outside of Knowles Farm Cottage on the Isle of Wight

Knowles Farm Cottage 

Knowles Farm is a traditional stone cottage located at St Catherine's Point, the Isle of Wight’s most southerly tip. If you're looking for somewhere remote and reassuringly quiet, with a wild rocky coast and wonderful views over nearby fields and out to sea, Knowles Farm is for you.

The exterior of Chert holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight

Chert 

You can almost travel back in time at Chert, a really unusual 1970s holiday home that will wow you with splendid sea views from the first floor and fabulous 70s styling (there's even an orange bathroom). The house is well-placed for walkers keen to explore the nearby coastal paths on foot, and there's miles of open countryside on the doorstep to enjoy.

The double bedroom at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

Varvassi 

Imagine how previous coastguards lived, when you stay at Varvassi, one of a row of former coastguard cottages located high up on The Needles Headland. Perfect for a peaceful coastal break, this secluded property is located on the fringe of 370 acre area of open downland that's ideal for exploring with our walking trail.