12 Reasons Why You’ll Fall In Love With Isle Of WightPhoto Credit: Ronald Saunders

 

Well, at least if you live in London like me and all it takes is one train and a ferry to get there. Isle of Wight is the place where I can imagine myself getting old and live happily ever after (if we decide to stay in the UK eventually), enjoying the peaceful pace of living and work in the garden overlooking the beach during the weekends.

 

I spent there a birthday weekend in August 2013 and instantly knew that I’d want to come back again. And again. And again.

 

It took me about two hours (including unpacking and checking in at the hotel) to fall in love with this gorgeous little Island in the English Channel. And here are some reasons why I think you’ll fall in love too.

 

Sandy beaches of Sandown

 Seaside, Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Ronald Saunders

 

 Boat, Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Ronald Saunders

Docks that call for adventure 

 Harbour, Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Ronald Saunders

 

Harbour, Isle of Wight, EnglandPhoto Credit: Ronald Saunders

 

Never ending blue on the horizon

Views from Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Jack Sacre

 

Street in Isle of Wight, England Photo Credit: John Ward

 

The Needles

The Needles, Isle of WightPhoto Credit: ThisParticularGreg

 

View of The Needles, Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Craig Skeggs

 

Lovely rustic towns

Town in Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Garry Knight

 

Rustic town, Isle of WightPhoto Credit: IoW Sparky

 

And quaint streets

Photo Credit: Quaint streets of Isle of WightGarry Knight

 

Street sign, Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Garry Knight

 

Stunning views

Stunning views, Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Cristian Bortes

 

Subtle sunsets

Sunset on Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Simon Harrod

 

Sunset, Isle of Wight, EnglandPhoto Credit: Stephen Srubshole

 

Calm coastal walks

Photo Credit: Ronald SaundersCoastal path, Isle of Wight

 

Seaside path, Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Ronald Saunders

 

Inviting seafront

Seafront, Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Ronald Saunders

 

Beach booths, Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Ronald Saunders

 

And colourful surroundings

Beach hut, Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Ronald Saunders

 

Beach huts, Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Ronald Saunders

 

… Everywhere you go

Pink house, Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Ronald Saunders

 

Isle of Wight is easily accessible from the England’s south coast or from the north France. Take ferry from Portsmouth (Wightlink or Red Funnel. Use Travel Supermarket for the best deals) and stay in one of charming towns on the coast (Sandown has best beaches or choose Ryde for its independent cafes and shops).

 

Visit The Needles Park and take a boat trip for a closer look or go explore Victorian villages with vintage shops. The little ones will enjoy a dinosaur trail or historical steam railway while adults will certainly appreciate sailing events in Cowes or annual Isle of Wight festival in Newport.

 

But mostly, enjoy your stay in whatever season you go!

Oh, and say hi to seagulls for me.

 

Seagulls, Isle of WightPhoto Credit: Simon Harrod