Ten Reasons To Live Here
It’s the sunniest place in the UK
We enjoy on average over 37 hours of sunshine per week compared to the national average of 29.7 hours
Almost half of the Island is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The Island contains some of Britain’s finest landscapes; dramatic cliffs, quiet estuaries, secret woodlands, open chalk downs and hidden beaches
It has a fantastic array of award-winning beaches
57 miles of coastline to explore wherever you are a beach is never too far away!
If you love cycling, you’ll love Bicycle Island
With 200 miles of cycling routes to suit all ages and abilities
It’s a walkers’ paradise!
There are 500 miles of footpaths with some of the most breathtaking scenery
It’s steeped in history
Queen Victoria, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Marconi, Charles Dickens, John Keats, Winston Churchill, Kind Charles 1 – among the famous inhabitants and visitors from the past.
It’s a haven for festivals including the iconic Isle of Wight Music Festival
Whether its music, comedy, food, literature, arts, walking, cycling, even garlic – there’s something for everyone!
It’s a food lovers delight
With locally grown and sourced produce from cheeses to chutneys, beer and gin to tomatoes – plenty to tickle your tastebuds.
It’s a mecca for all things sailing
Whether you prefer to take the helm or watch from dry land, the Island is the place to set sail.
It’s well connected
With ferry and hovercraft connections you can get to the mainland in as little as ten minutes across the Solent.