The Isle of Wight is known by many for the Isle of Wight festival that happens each year on the island. Yet few people know that the Isle of Wight has many areas of outstanding beauty to offer and non more so than the area of Ventnor.
This stunning area of Ventnor is a small Victorian town that is considered one of the sunniest spots on the Isle of Wight. Due to peoples love of this small town the population grew very quickly from 800 people to 5000 in approximately 30 years.
The area is home to the popular tourist attraction of the Ventnor Botanic Gardens which is made up of 22 acres of a Mediterranean, alpine, medicinal herb plants and tress. Also in the grounds you will find a children's play park and a stunning Temperate House which is home to many exotic plants.
Ventnors coats line is breathing taking all year round, yet the sea front is surprising mild as the surrounding cliffs provide shelter from any fierce off shore winds. The Western Esplanade has an ideal beach for the family and long walks which is made up of sand and fine shingles. With the beach being situated opposite pubs, café's, amusements, sea front car park and a paddling pool you'll have more than enough to keep you entertained. The car park at the far end of the Esplanade sees the start of the coastal path which will enable you to see some stunning views of the Island. The coastal path then leads in towards Ventnor park which you will discover a lush putting green and beautiful gardens. Further along the path you will discover Castle Cove and further along still you will see Steephill Cove and The Botanic Gardens.
There is a great deal to see and do in this stunning area of the Island and a glimpse back into the history of the Island is available for those who want to see it. There are many changes to buy a little piece of the Islands history as there is a wide choice of antique shops and collectibles available. The area also offers an array of old world pubs, tea rooms and restaurants in a wonderful selection of Victorian buildings.