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Isle of Wight town guides


This is our guide to some of the key towns on the Isle of Wight.


Below the description of each town you'll find a list of links for that town drawn from our directory of Island websites.


Bembridge - village at the easternmost point of the Island.


Cowes - town at the north of the Isle of Wight, home of 'Skandia Cowes Week' of the the largest sailing regatta's in the world.


East Cowes - the eastern part of Cowes at the north of the island, home to Osborne House.


Freshwater - village to near the west of the island, famous for the chalk stack in Freshwater Bay, which until recently formed a spectactular arch.


Newport - the largest town on the Island and it's commercial centre.


Ryde - resort on the north east coast boasting miles of sandy beach, the gateway to the Island.


Sandown - tourist hot spot with glorious beaches and avibrant nightlife.


Shanklin - an important seaside town adjacent to Sandown


Ventnor - sheltered resort on the south coast of the Island


Yarmouth - picturesque Port of Yarmouth provides a ferry link to Lymington



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