What's around Ventnor?


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Ventnor is one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Isle of Wight, and can be found along the southern coast of the island. Formed in the Victorian era, the town experiences much higher temperatures than the rest of the island, and even more than much of the United Kingdom as it is situated in a sheltered area, lying underneath a cliff by the south coast. With plenty of sunny days, lots of things to do and an array of gorgeous holiday homes and cottages available to rent perched overlooking the sea, Ventnor is an ideal place to stay in on the Isle of Wight.

The golden sandy beach at Ventnor is perfect for lounging about on, soaking up the rays and feeling the balmy sun on your skin. A row of colourful beach huts lines the back of the beach. There are plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes dotted around the beachfront, where you can taste delicious local food and fresh seafood, or browse for gifts and souvenirs for friends and family back at home. Ventnor is actually quite well known for having several antique stores in the main shopping district, and these unusual and vintage trinkets have attracted customers from all parts of the island looking to get an interesting bargain!

Things to do and see around Ventnor


Ventnor beach with beach hutsOne of the main places of interest in the town of Ventnor is the Ventnor Botanic Garden. Due to the warm weather of Ventnor, lots of species of subtropical plant have been maintained in the area and they have flourished in ways that could never have been possible in other parts of the UK. In the Botanic Garden, plants all over the world from places such as Japan, New Zealand and the Mediterranean can be found, including extremely exotic vegetation and flowers. A visit to the garden is a must for anyone staying in Ventnor, and there is even the lovely Garden Café which will end your trip here very nicely.

Another great place to visit in Ventnor, if you tire of the gorgeous beaches that is, is the Cascade Gardens. With a long history having been laid out in 1903, the gardens are stunning and feature a magnificent waterfall, a paddling pool for the children, a 3D model of the Isle of Wight and plenty of walkways and paths that lead from the beach into the town.

Down from Steephill Road is a small sheltered cove known locally as Steephill Cove. This is a tranquil cove known to the remaining local fishermen and the people who live near it. A crab shed operates during the summer months serving fresh crab dishes to able bodied people who can manage the steep steps down to the shed because there is no road directly to it. There is a handful of houses here, a jetty for boats and little else. It's a ten minute walk from Steephill Cove into Ventnor.

Ventnor is one of those places on the Isle of Wight that you will just never want to leave once you have set foot there. Charles Dickens himself loved the area and even lived nearby for some time, and once you visit you will understand why.

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Ventnor is a seaside resort with a pleasant sandy beach and excellent facilities. It has a great charm and is a lovely family self-catering holiday destination.

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Families inevitably spend much of their summer break on the beach. Children never tire of running in and out of the waves or digging up the sand. Ventnor is such a family friendly town that has much to keep children amused and parents happy on holiday. With a car, the various beaches, parks and secluded places of the island are yours whenever you want to visit.

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