The walk between Niton and Sandown is a scenic coastal walk that makes its way between along sandy beaches, Victorian promenades and historic landscapes, so if you want to see a little more of the Isle of Wight without straying far from its picturesque coast then this route is a good choice.
There are a few points of interest to look out for as you go, including Ventnor Botanic Garden which covers 22 gorgeous acres of parkland, the pretty little hamlet of Ventnor, Bonchurch Old Church (which dates back to the 11th century) and the site of the landslip. The original landslip took place back in 1810, but it’s actually continued to move every since as a bed of clay lies beneath the site and slopes in the direction of the shore.
Start the walk in Niton, a pretty little village just outside the resort of Ventnor. When Ventnor began to thrive thanks to its status as a health resort, the village became popular too, and you’ll find St Catherine’s Lighthouse and the most southerly part of the island at Niton Undercliff. You’ll finish the walk in Sandown, a resort known for its golden beaches and safe waters, so there’ll be plenty of opportunity to relax and cool off once you’ve finished the route.