Tue, 11 August 2015
Beaches for every taste!
With 57 miles of public beaches there is something for everyone on the Isle of Wight! They are so good they have won a multitude of awards! This week we discuss the most popular beaches on the Isle of Wight with a few hidden gems thrown in for good measure.
In the News
This week in the News Ali has news of a serious accident on the floating bridge and Tony celebrates some award winning Isle of Wight produce!
Ryde-Appley - Wall to wall sand with a tide that goes out for miles (literally), great amenities and plenty of space for a game of rounders.
Yaverland, Sandown and Shanklin - Best place to have a dip, again loads of space, safe and clean plenty of places to grab an ice cream or two.
Ventnor- Set against the fantastic backdrop of Ventnor this is a smaller beach which is mainly shingle (& some sand) popular with people who just want to sit back and relax.
The Jurassic Coast - Stretching from Blackgang to Compton this beach runs parallel to the military road. Difficult to get to in places this is untouched and quiet! Great views with the chance to find a link to the past.
Cowes - Stoney and not really recommended for swimming, the beach is great for the fantastic sunsets, night fishing and sparkling wine whilst watching the very busy waterway.
Priory Bay - Although a walk is required to reach this beach (via Seaview or St Helens Duver) this secluded beach feels like you are in another country.
Whitecliff Bay - Access to this beach is via the holiday park a great stretch of sandy beach with limited amenities.
Newtown Creek - Controversial in this list but if you have a kayak and some time explore the coast you will find a beach all to yourself.
Food & Drink
This weeks' food and drink features BlueBells cafe at Briddlesford Farm. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner coffee and cake all made with local ingredients. As an added treat you can see the baby (& grown up) cows afterwards!!
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