: Southampton Airport
: Wide variety of bars/pubs in Ventnor
: Ventnor Golf Club
: Wide variety of restaurants in Ventnor
Car: not necessary
A Victorian town with a Mediterranean feel, Ventnor is one of the sunniest spots on the Island. It enjoys a surprisingly mild climate due to sheltering cliffs and southerly aspect. Ventnor is one of the UK’s most fashionable seaside resorts, offering old-fashioned beach fun with an attractive esplanade, arcade, cafes and ice cream shops. The Esplanade has a part sand, part fine shingle beach, ideal for sandcastles, sunbathing and swimming.
The upper part of the town is devoted to the main shopping area where time seems to have stood still, with independent stores dominating your shopping experience.
There are plenty of places for a wonderful day out on the Isle of Wight. For young adventurers amongst you, Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill, provide some old fashioned adventure park fun. Perhaps a trip to one of the many working farms or a boat trip might be more for you. For the more mature tastes, there are wonderful coastal walks, pretty gardens and historic buildings to visit.