There’s a great attraction for many to jumping on a plane and heading away to the sun, sea and sand of Europe or further afield during the summer months… But many aren’t aware of the wonders of the sun, sea and sand right here in the UK – down on the Isle of Wight. 

 

If you’re not sold by our attractions, our natural beauty or the excellent quality of our self-catering holiday cottages, here are just a few reasons of many why you should stay on the Isle of Wight this summer.

Sustainability

With the environment, climate change and the green agenda so high this year, many of us are trying to live more sustainably. Whether this is swapping out single use plastic bottles for reusable ones, always making sure to recycle everything, or trying to eat more locally, there are many things that people can do to reduce their carbon footprint. However, another way to drastically reduce the footprint is to reduce the amount of air travel you have. Instead, traveling by rail and by ferry to a destination with its own microclimate, beautiful beaches and lovely cuisine, will help you keep the environment in mind whilst also having a great holiday this summer. 

 

Whilst you’re here on the Island, you can also choose to holiday more sustainably, by making use of the many cycle and walking routes, or the public transport systems, to holiday without the need for a car. 

 

The attractions
Two zoos, including one that specialises in monkeys, a theme park, a wonderful light attraction and park, an adventure activities centre, a go karting track, a specialist jewelry shop, farm shops and specialist local producers, sights of natural beauty… all of these attractions and more await on the small radius of the Isle of Wight. And those are the attractions that you can see all year round.

There are also a variety of festivals, such as the Isle of Wight festival and the Ventnor Fringe festival, theatrical performances, 

 

The cuisine

Finally, if the beautiful surroundings and vast array of things to do aren’t enough of a pull, let the smells of the Island’s cuisine draw you in. Surrounded by beaches and a vast expanse of sea, the Island is the perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood; crab, lobsters and prawns are found on a variety of menus. 


You can also enjoy a wide range of proper pub grub, with a variety of pubs and restaurants around the Isle of Wight serving British favourites all day long. 

 

Finally, for some fine cuisine, there are a variety of award winning options which you can take a look at over on the specialist website, www.tasteofthewight.co.uk

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