"ISLE OF WIGHT - THE DIAMOND ISLE" Top 5 Page for this destination Isle of Wight by GypsyBessie
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Probably the most famous landmark of the Isle of Wight.
In October 2001 we stayed in Ryde on the IOW for 5 days Monday to Friday and enjoyed dry sunny weather most of the time. We travelled by coach to Southampton and then by ferry directly to Ryde. See Isle of Wight
The coastline is very beautiful all around the island but is suffering from erosion in certain parts. Also around the coast are "chines" (See my Shanklyn Chine tip)
The island is renowned for its multi-coloured sand along the coastline. The island is very often referred to as the "diamond isle" because of its obvious shape on the map
- Pros:Very pretty island, lovely beaches, good family seaside resorts
- Cons:Gets very crowded at the height of summer
Around the coastline of the island are "chines". 'Chine' is a local word and now used only in the Isle of Wight and... more travel advice
We spent 2 or 3 hours in Flamingo Park and enjoyed the experience very much. It was not very crowded when we visited as... more travel advice
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