Walking Isle of Wight Coastal Path
Your walking holiday takes in the Tennyson Heritage Coast from St Lawrence to Freshwater, along the island’s southern coastline. Admire the coloured sandstone cliffs at Alum Bay, explore the famous Needles and see the towering chalk cliffs at Freshwater Bay.
On your walking holiday you experience the invigorating air, quality of light and enchanting scenery of an island that has drawn in artists and poets, writers and scientists alike. Stretches of designated “Heritage Coast” cover nearly half the island’s 60-mile (97 km) coastline – a designation only applied to coastlines whose fine qualities preserve the natural wildlife.
Sections of the walk will appeal to birdwatchers, with a combination of marshland, mud-flats and sands attracting a wide variety of birds.Yarmouth Castle, Osbourne House (Queen Victoria’s country retreat), Tennyson's monument, castles, abbeys, churches, yellow sandy beaches, and even wine-tasting are all to be enjoyed on this fascinating walk.