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The Best Sights near Thorness Bay

Once Thorness Bay's quiet woodland surroundings and epic sea views have you feeling refreshed and renewed, it's time to get exploring!

Cowes is just a short drive away. The small port town is world-famous for its sailing and watersports, but it also has unique shops, excellent eateries and one of the nation's finest historic homes, Osborne House. Queen Victoria's holiday pad is naturally lavish but it also features exceptional gardens and its own private beach.

Other must-see attractions include the exceptional Isle of Wight Steam Railway and the Needles, a series of beautiful limestone landmarks on the island's western shore.

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Cowes

Cowes, Isle of Wight


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With its charming Victorian buildings, Cowes is a town steeped in nautical heritage and a sailing Mecca - but you'll love its relaxed atmosphere too.

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Monkey Haven

Staplers Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NB


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A special sanctuary for rescued monkeys that lets you get up close and personal with beautiful gibbons, marmosets and capuchins.

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Butterfly World

Staplers Rd, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO33 4RW


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Hundreds of vibrant, rare butterflies whirl all around - and some might even land on you, as you wander through this enchanting butterfly house.

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West Wight Alpacas

Main Road, Wellow, Isle of Wight, PO41 0SZ


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Wander through 23 acres of beautiful countryside and appreciate the beauty of this island - oh and did we mention you'll be escorting a llama!

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Haven Falconry

The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS


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Witness the awesome speed of the peregrine falcon and admire the magical beauty of the barn owl at Haven Falconry.

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Tapnell Farm Park

Newport Road, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 OYJ


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Introduce the kids to all the classic farmyard animals - pigs, donkeys and cows plus some meerkats and wallabies for good measure!

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Isle of Wight Zoo

Yaverland Seafront, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8QB


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A home to the world's most spectacular big cats - admire a stunning white tiger, an iconic African lion or a graceful jaguar.

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High Adventure Paragliding

Mattingley Farm, Main Road, Wellow, Isle of Wight, PO41 0SZ
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For the best view of the Isle and its spectacular coastline there's only one option - take to the skies!

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Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Garden Walk, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1ND


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A grand oak tree sits at the heart of a picturesque park, towering 70ft above everything below. So what else to do but climb it!

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Robin Hill Country Park

Downend, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU


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Zoom down a hillside in a toboggan, soar in a swinging galleon or clamber up into the canopies - this is a play paradise!

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Osborne House

Osbourne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6XJ


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The spectacular holiday home of Queen Victoria is one of the island's most popular attractions, with lavish staterooms and suites just waiting to be explored.

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Wight Cycle Hire

Yarmouth Station, Station Rd, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight , PO41 0QT
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Hire a bike and discover exactly why the Isle of Wight is considered one of the top cycling destinations in the world!

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Fort Victoria Model Railway

Westhill Lane, Freshwater, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR


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A lovely indoor model railway with European scenes and trains recreated in mesmerising detail - from pretty villages and green hillsides to industrial centres.

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Dimbola Museum and Galleries

Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, PO40 9QE


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Discover the life and work of this free-thinking Victorian woman who pioneered photography as an art form and see exhibits by those she inspired.

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Island Planetarium

Fort Victoria Country Park, Westhill Lane, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 ORR
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Boldly go into the far reaches of space and uncover the mysteries of the cosmos at this amazing astrodome theatre.

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The Needles

The Needles, Isle of Wight


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Turquoise seas, spectacular multi-coloured cliffs and a beautiful golden sandy beach, the Needles is much more than a series of iconic rocks.

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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS


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Breathe in the intoxicating sights, smells and sounds of this grand steam engine as it transports you along a historic railway.

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Thorness Bay

Thorness, Nr Cowes, Isle of Wight
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Thorness Bay is a secluded and private bay, just a short stroll from Thorness Bay Holiday Park, which enjoys direct access to the shore.

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Ryde Beach

Esplanade, Ryde, Isle Of Wight


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Ryde Beach's powdery sands stretch out so far, the UK's second longest pier had to be constructed on its shore to allow boats to dock.

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Shanklin Beach

Esplanade, Shanklin, Isle Of Wight


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Just south of Sandown is popular Shanklin Beach - a traditional Victorian seaside resort and one of the best-loved beaches on the Isle of Wight.

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Priory Bay Beach

Priory Road, Seaview, Isle of Wight
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Sandwiched between Seaview and St Helens is hidden gem Priory Bay. An east-facing beach, this unspoilt, secluded bay is best enjoyed in the mornings where it is awash with sunshine.

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St Helen's Beach

St Helens Duver, St Helens, Isle of Wight


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Dog-friendly all year round, St Helen's Beach is a haven for those who can't enjoy their holiday without their canine companion by their side.

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Ventnor Beach

Esplanade, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight


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With vintage beach huts and its own sunny micro-climate, Ventnor Beach offers a curious combination of Victorian relics and notes of the Mediterranean.

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