There is a wide range of golf courses on the island. All abilities are catered for from the low handicap, weekend golfer to the occasional player. Our nearest at Freshwater has the most breathtaking views and fresh sea air, or try a round on a peaceful parkland course or just whack some balls at the floodlit driving range.
There are eight golf courses on the Island.
Shanklin and Sandown
Freshwater Bay and Shanklin & Sandown are 18 hole courses, the remainder are 9 hole courses, with the exception of Ventnor which has 12 greens.
Enjoy miles of bridle paths and coastline by horseback
Allendale Equestrian CentreLake Farm Equestrian CentreSallys Riding School
Where better to learn a watersport, given that even from the most central point of the island you are only ever 15 minutes away from a beach.
With the right conditions, Freshwater Bay can offers surfers four-foot (1.3m) waves at up to three-quarter tide. These can swell to eight feet (2.6m) with wave faces twice that height overhead. Because of the rocks these breaks are not for the inexperienced.
Experienced long- and short-boarders head for the very popular Hanover Point in Compton Bay. The beach near Brook Chine is the place to be with windsurfers.
Colwell Bay on the north west coast is more sheltered and popular with stand-up paddle boarders (SUPers). As is Newtown creek, the Yar river both accessible via public slip ways.
In gentler seas… and throughout the year… you will see people in kayaks setting off from Freshwater Bay to paddle round past the Needles to Totland Bay. Take a trip with adventure activities.
The local base for sailing is Yarmouth. There are boat trips to Hurst Castle in summer and rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) to charter. Boat trips to the Needles start at Alum B
Have a day on the Solent in a rib or push the boat out and charter a luxury motor yacht for the day
Why not try your hand at fishing
www.wightsapphireboatcharters.co.uk Mackerel trips June – September. Deep sea fishing all year round. Weekends available.
Round the Island Race 1st July 2023
A spectacular view of this race can been seen from many vantage points on the West Wight.
Round the Island race 2023
Cowes Week 30th July-6th August 2022 the world famous yachting event, a fabulous sight to watch
Cowes week 2023
Take a trip from Sandown or Bembridge airport for fabulous country and coastal views of the Island you can take off in anything from a microlights to a helicopter – pleasure flight to one-on-one tuition.
If you are not scared of heights and fancy being a bit more adventurous why not try your hand at paragliding. the Isle of Wight enjoys some of the best weather in the UK and escapes the worst of the low pressure, which means there are more flying days here than anywhere else in the UK , this also applies for gliding. There are 12 flying sites on the Island , all which cater for varying wind directions.
Vectis Gliding Club
Goodleaf offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the UK's newest adventure activity in a secret field in the north east of the Island. We provide everything you need to enable you to ascend through the canopy to the tree top at your own pace. It's a great family activity for ages 8 and over!
Goodleaf Tree Climbing
click here 👉 Isle of Wight Festivals👈
The IW Story Festival 16th-18th February at the Quay Arts
Real Ale Festival 29th April-1st May IW steam railway real ale festival
isleofwightfestival 15th -18th June 2023
19th-20th August 2023, The Garlic Festival A great day out and not just for garlic lovers Garlic festival 2023
Isle of Wight scooter rally 2023, 25th and 28th August 2023
Classic car rally 9th-10th September 2023 Isle of Wight classic car extravaganza
The famous Isle of Wight Charity Classic Car event promises to be the biggest and best ever. Vehicles from all over the UK and mainland Europe will be attending this unique two-day show. There will be a spectacular collection of vintage, classic, custom and retro cars and other rare vehicles. This two-day event will guarantee to delight children and adults of all ages.
Isle of Wight literary festival
Take a look at this web site for lots of information about the island,
car boot at Calbourne every Friday during the summer months
Farmers Market Newport every Friday
places to go
Garlic farm https://www.thegarlicfarm.co.uk/
West Wight Alpacas http://www.westwightalpacas.co.uk/
Bus museum https://www.iwbusmuseum.org.uk/
Steam Railway https://iwsteamrailway.co.uk/
Isle of Wight donkey sanctuary https://www.iowdonkeysanctuary.org/
Chessel Pottery https://chessellpotterycafe.co.uk
House of Chilli https://houseofchilli.com
Island originals island originals holliers park
Mermaid Gin https://isleofwightdistillery.com/collection/mermaid-gin
Quarr Abby https://quarrabbey.org