Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Brook

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Brook. This welcoming and relaxing city entices travelers with its windsurfing and safari tours. Beaulieu National Motor Museum and Christchurch Harbour are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Isle of Wight

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Isle of Wight has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Robin Hill (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Owl and Monkey Haven (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Butterfly and Fountain World (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Garlic Farm (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Amazon World Zoo Park (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)

Seasonal weather in Isle of Wight

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 70°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Isle of Wight

Travelers enjoy Isle of Wight for its island views and seaside. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Isle of Wight is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bournemouth Beach (25.4 mi / 40.8 km)
  • Seaclose Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Thorness bay (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Gurnard Beach (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Shanklin Chine (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Small Hope Beach (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)

Transportation options to and around Isle of Wight

Fly into Southampton (SOU), the closest airport, located 19.3 mi (31.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is 24.5 mi (39.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Shanklin Station, Sandown Station and Sandown Lake Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Isle of Wight?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,743 holiday lettings near Isle of Wight. From 648 Cottages to 629 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Isle of Wight is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Isle of Wight?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Isle of Wight. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Freshwater: 901 holiday homes
  • Totland: 658 holiday homes
  • Ventnor: 1,269 holiday homes
  • Bembridge: 1,058 holiday homes
  • Brading: 1,060 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Isle of Wight! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Isle of Wight?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Isle of Wight with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Freshwater: 901 holiday lettings
  • Totland: 658 holiday lettings
  • Ventnor: 1,269 holiday lettings
  • Bembridge: 1,058 holiday lettings
  • Brading: 1,060 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Isle of Wight?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Isle of Wight are:

  • Bembridge Airport (BBP): 1,974 self catering accommodations
  • Ringwood (RNW-Ringwood Bus Station): 1,854 self catering accommodations
  • Southampton Airport (SOU): 1,392 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Isle of Wight?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Isle of Wight. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Tennyson Down: 2,387 holiday rentals
  • Pirates Cove - Shanklin: 1,744 holiday rentals
  • Ventnor Downs: 1,660 holiday rentals
  • Ryde St John's Road Station: 2,097 holiday rentals
  • Shanklin Chine: 1,740 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Isle of Wight listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.