Lush countryside, stunning coastline, miles of beaches and more…
Shake off winter and step into spring exploring coastal paths, woodland walks and getting out on the water
As winter makes its exit, the Isle of Wight becomes a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking springtime fun. With over 70 miles of stunning coastal paths, cliffs, woodland, beaches and forests, there’s no shortage of breathtaking natural beauty waiting to be discovered.
From the golden sands of Sandown to the coloured cliffs of Alum Bay, the coastline is a canvas of colour to explore, whether that’s on foot or out on the water. With our warmer temperatures, why not take advantage and embark on a paddleboarding adventure, discovering concealed caves, serene inlets, and the awe-inspiring coastal wonders of the Isle – all at your own leisurely pace?
Freshwater ranks among the most sought-after beaches for kayaking, alternatively, for the surfing enthusiast, make your way to Compton Bay where the expansive sandy beach meets formidable waves, providing an exhilarating test of your skills against the crashing surf.
For cycling enthusiasts, spring is an ideal time to explore the Isle of Wight's scenic landscapes on two wheels. The Island boasts an impressive network of cycling trails catering to all skill levels. Pedal through chocolate-box villages and rolling hills. The Red Squirrel Trail, named after the Island's native red squirrels, provides a leisurely route through lush countryside, charming woodlands, and historic landmarks.
If you enjoy walking then lace up your hiking boots and explore the Island's myriad of trails, all making the most of the natural beauty. The Coastal Path takes you on a journey along towering cliffs, offering breathtaking views out across the sea. Venture inland to discover woodlands carpeted with bluebells and wild garlic, creating a fragrant tapestry beneath the tree canopy.