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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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