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Isle of Wight Holiday Cottages and Apartments
Did you know...over half the Isle of Wight is a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty?
Less than 5 miles from Hampshire, the Isle of Wight shimmers in the English Channel. Notorious for its unspoilt beauty, leading sailing port of Cowes and many outdoor activities, the Isle of Wight holiday is perfect for getting away from it all - at any time of year. Whether you enjoy sunny days on the beach, portside pursuits or family days out, Blue Chip Holidays’ Isle of Wight holiday cottages will position you right where you need to be.
The Isle of Wight was home to Queen Victoria and Lord Tennyson
Cowes holds the oldest regatta in the world, Cowes Week
Jimi Hendrix gave his last major performance on the Isle of Wight
For information on travelling to the Isle of Wight click here.
Just four miles from the mainland, the Isle of Wight is easily reached with ferries crossing up to 350 times per day. Those leaving the car at home can hop on the high speed passenger ferry and take advantage of the reliable transport network once on the island. Also, dogs are welcome on the ferries too. With over 60 miles of coastal path, Isle of Wight holidays are pure heaven for those who enjoy exploring on foot! Choose from the hundreds of trails across the island to take in its beauty while you stroll.
The island hosts 3-day music festival, Bestival, in September and carnivals weave across the island throughout the summer and winter. The carnival season starts with the famed Arts Parade in Ryde, in which a lively parade shimmies through the centre of the town in an explosive spectacle of colour and noise! Ryde Carnival also ends the Isle of Wight’s carnival season at the end of August.
The Isle of Wight’s assortment of family-friendly beaches includes fourteen award holders! Some of the island’s most popular spots for the beach-based Isle of Wight holiday include Compton Bay, popular with surfing community, Cowes, Freshwater Bay, Ryde Beach, Sandown and Colwell Bay.
East Cowes Beach is a great place to relax on the sand whilst watching the yachting activities out at sea. With plenty of close facilities, easy access and a Quality Coast Award, it’s easy to see why East Cowes is a family favourite for days by the sea. Most of the island’s central beaches do operate dog bans between the months of May and September, although they are permitted in certain sections.
Family Isle of Wight holidays include plenty of attractions and great days out for all weathers and budgets. The Needles Park theme park overlooks the famous Needles Rocks and operates free entry and a pay as you go system. St Catherine’s Lighthouse is a must-see, and makes for that perfect Isle of Wight holiday snap, and Blackgang Chine theme park offers a magical experience and thrilling day beside the beautiful Heritage Coast. You'll also find Amazon World Zoo Park, the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, The Model Village and Carisbrooke Castle, just to name a few.
Blue Chip Holidays is the leading provider of luxury self-catering holidays in the South West. Our range of self-catering properties include holiday apartments, holiday cottages, barns, bungalows, lodges and holiday lets in some of the finest locations with the finest views in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.