Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Brook

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Brook. This welcoming and relaxing city entices travellers with its windsurfing and safari tours. Beaulieu National Motor Museum and Christchurch Harbour are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Isle of Wight

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Isle of Wight has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Robin Hill (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Owl and Monkey Haven (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Butterfly and Fountain World (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Garlic Farm (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Amazon World Zoo Park (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Isle of Wight

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 21°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Isle of Wight

Travellers enjoy Isle of Wight for its island views and seaside. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Isle of Wight is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bournemouth Beach (25.4 mi / 40.8 km)
  • Seaclose Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Thorness bay (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Gurnard Beach (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Shanklin Chine (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Small Hope Beach (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Isle of Wight

Fly into Southampton (SOU), the closest airport, located 19.3 mi (31.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is 24.5 mi (39.4 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Shanklin Station, Sandown Station and Sandown Lake Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay near Isle of Wight?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,711 holiday rentals near Isle of Wight. From 659 Cottages to 621 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Isle of Wight for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Isle of Wight?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Isle of Wight. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Sandown: 1,195 holiday rentals
  • Bembridge: 1,055 holiday rentals
  • East Cowes: 1,288 holiday rentals
  • Shanklin: 957 holiday rentals
  • Cowes: 1,345 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Isle of Wight! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Isle of Wight?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Isle of Wight with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Sandown: 1,195 holiday homes
  • Bembridge: 1,055 holiday homes
  • East Cowes: 1,288 holiday homes
  • Shanklin: 957 holiday homes
  • Cowes: 1,345 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Isle of Wight?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Isle of Wight are:

  • Bembridge Airport (BBP): 1,876 holiday houses
  • Ringwood (RNW-Ringwood Bus Station): 1,856 holiday houses
  • Southampton Airport (SOU): 1,412 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Isle of Wight?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Isle of Wight. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Quarr Abbey: 2,103 holiday rentals
  • Ventnor Beach: 1,594 holiday rentals
  • Seaview Wildlife Encounter: 2,043 holiday rentals
  • St. Catherine's Lighthouse: 1,615 holiday rentals
  • Cowes Beach: 2,060 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Isle of Wight listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.