If you’re looking for a varied coastal walk whilst you’re on the Isle of Wight we’d recommend the stretch of coastal path between Sandown and Ryde. The walk starts on Sandown’s traditional promenades of the Victorian era before heading up to the cliffs of Culver Down. The route winds its way around Bembridge harbour before returning to the promenades.
This is a great walk for bird spotters as the marshes you’ll see on either side of Bembridge harbour are owned by the RSPB and act as breeding grounds for a whole variety of waterfowl and wading birds. If the tide is high when you reach the end of the sea wall in Bembridge you can walk along the path that overlooks the beach instead of along the shoreline.
This walk should take around four hours, and it’s a popular one as it takes its walkers through woodland, fields and along stunning stretches of coastline. It also includes the bridge across the River Yar, which was constructed in 1878. When in the wooded sections of the walk follow the blue coast path signposts. This walk passes through Bembridge, St Helens and Seaview, so it’s a great opportunity to see some of the island’s towns.