Ventnor is one of Britain’s most popular Victorian resorts and its sand and shingle beach is ideal for sunbathing and safe swimming. The promenade is lined with cafés, pubs and amusements in the old Victorian buildings. There are a series of zig-zag terraces up to the main town itself where there are plenty of souvenir shops, restaurants, banks and supermarkets. The town also offers clifftop walks and pretty Botanical Gardens. A holiday rental in Ventnor is ideal for relaxing family holidays and is a great base for walkers and cyclists too.
There are some great walks right outside the door of your Ventnor vacation rental. Stroll along the seawall and the Undercliff to nearby Bonchurch, a secluded beach where Charles Dickens once stayed. Hike to Steephill Cove, a local beauty spot, or walk along the cliffs of St Lawrence. There are many beautiful walks to be enjoyed with dramatic views all over the Isle of Wight.Beaches
The Isle of Wight is known for its gorgeous sandy beaches and as well as the lovely beach at Ventnor there are plenty more just a short drive away. Sandown and Shanklin both have large family-friendly beaches with plenty of amenities and water sports. The quieter Freshwater Bay is on the west side of the island.
This beautiful area has amazing coloured sands and cliffs which look across the bay to the interesting formation of the Needles Rocks. There are boat trips around the coast, a chairlift up the cliffs and a theme park with rides for the children, to complete an action-packed day out for all the family.
This ancient fortress, now managed by English Heritage, is remarkably well-kept with battlements, a keep and an Edwardian inspired garden.
This lavishly appointed stately home was the favourite residence of Queen Victoria. After a tour of the magnificent interior with its opulent furnishings and historic artworks, spend time in the delightful gardens and enjoy the gorgeous sea views from the extensive parkland.
The Isle of Wight enjoys its own warm microclimate with exceptionally mild winters and temperatures averaging 40-47°F (4-8°C) in the winter. The summer months are warm and dry, averaging 72°F (22°C) in August.
The easiest way to reach your holiday home in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight is by car or airplane to Southampton Airport which is just approximately 30 miles from Ventnor. From Southampton there several car ferries which sail to Cowes. Other ferry services run to the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth and Lymington.