"ISLE OF WIGHT - THE DIAMOND ISLE" Top 5 Page for this destination Isle of Wight by GypsyBessie

Isle of Wight Travel Guide: 316 reviews and 665 photos

The Needles

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

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)

Multicoloured coastline

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 and Cons
  • Pros:Very pretty island, lovely beaches, good family seaside resorts
  • Cons:Gets very crowded at the height of summer
  • Last visit to Isle of Wight: Oct 2001
  • Intro Updated Nov 23, 2003
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  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2006 at 8:29 AM

    Great IOW tips, thanks

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2005 at 4:53 PM

    Thanks for sharing. My earliest memory is being on a little boat in a tidal lake with my dad rowing. Great photos.

  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2005 at 7:16 PM

    You brought back some nice memories of the Island....Nice pictures. I did wonder why you called Shanklin ..Shanklyn???? I'm an ex Isle Of Wighter so always nice to see pictures of the place where I grew up.Tim

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2004 at 9:10 PM

    Sandra, Your pages on Wight was so interesting. Your love of travel is evident and your lovely photograph adds to the excellence. Thanks for sharing.

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2004 at 12:52 PM

    isle if wight is interesting was there in seventies

  • gosiaPL's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2003 at 2:13 AM

    Lovely page! I loved the IOW and especially its coastline, but I spent most of my time in Carisbroke near Newport.

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2003 at 2:05 AM

    Looks a nice place to visit!!Great photos from the animails.Thanks


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