The Isle of Wight is perfect for holidaymakers that are looking for something slightly different on their next UK holiday. The Island’s stunning coastlines and iconic features have meant that it has always been considered an area of outstanding natural beauty. Fossil hunting and sea safaris are slightly quirky attractions, but prove to be popular all year round.
If you’re a fan of natural history then you’ll love the trip to Newport beach where you can hunt for dinosaur fossils. Tours are on offer for those who want some expert input to help enrich their hunt. Also worth a visit is Dinosaur Isle, Britain’s first purpose built dinosaur museum, where visitors can find out more about these fascinating prehistoric creatures.
A game of paintball set in a large expanse of the Isle of Wight woodland and is a great way to let off some steam and get the competitive juices flowing. Ideal for groups or families looking for a thrill, this affordable walk-in activity is available through the local company Splatter On.
For the ultimate ocean experience you should participate in the hour long OceanBlue sea safari. The trip starts off with a visit to Undercliff where there are lots of prehistoric landslides and tourists can help look for lobster pots. The high-speed Cheetah Catamaran is the final experience, which will take visitors back along the coast.
The southern coast of the Isle of Wight is renowned as one of the best fishing grounds for mackerel in England. In the summer mackeral can be seen splashing around at the surface of the water. The calm water is ideal for first time fishing and can also be enjoyed by more experienced enthusiasts.
The family-run garlic farm on the Isle of Wight has become a popular attraction for visitors to the Island. There is a delicious farm shop available onsite where visitors can choose a tasty something to remember the trip by. They have an assortment of chutneys, pickled garlic, vampire pickles and mustards.
So, for an incredible trip that the whole family will love, you should visit the Isle of Wight next summer. There are activities that can be enjoyed all year long, but for a warm holiday you really should visit in June, July or August.