Our guide to Sandown holidays

Did you know...Sandown has been a holiday resort since the Victorian era?

If you’re looking for that element of days gone by in an Isle of Wight holiday then it’s got to be Sandown. Shanklin’s sister town has held on to all those traditional seaside features that we secretly want from a beach holiday in the UK, so guests can enjoy all the fun of the fair, amusements and gently sloping beaches with plenty of room. Sandown Bay is surrounded by miles of sand, and its beaches are some of the island’s safest for bathing, so search properties nearby if you’ve got younger children who love a splash about in shallow waters.

Sandown Carnival

Sandown has something of a reputation for its carnivals throughout the Wight, so if you’re going to be on the island for 7 th November then make sure you grab your sparklers and get a great spot to watch the evening’s spooky entertainment. If you’re going to be on the Isle of Wight over the weekend and you want to...

Nunwell House and Gardens

Nunwell House and Gardens has been a private family home since 1522 and guided tours are available of the rather grand house and its five acres of gardens. When we say rather grand, we mean the kind of property that would put Downton to shame – with chandeliers, ornate decor and architectural significance, so if you holiday on the Isle...
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