The Isle Of Wight is a secret UK holiday resort with a microclimate

Just 22 minutes from Portsmouth and what seemed like little more than an hour from Waterloo, is the Isle of Wight. You can also get here by coach so, so cheaply. As you dock on the pier an old central line tube is waiting to take you round the island. Yes, London Transport tubes were sold to the island and they form the railway service on the island. You can train straight from Waterloo to the beach with very little discomfort and only the change to and from the ferry.

Theme Park – Blackgang Chine

A chine is a valley, which is what protects the Island from the winds and helps develop the microclimate. It is a place where the residents love living and where the holiday makers seem to have fun. The theme park, Blackgang claims to be the first theme park, well certainly the oldest in the UK. It overlooks the South coast of the Isle of Wight and is set in beautiful gardens which offer an enchanting experience. It is filled with an eclectic mix of attractions, magical theme worlds, exciting rides, fighting pirates, life size moving dinosaurs and you can escape from danger, being sheriff of your own cowboy town.

Family Resort

With miles of very sandy beaches and a zoo, as well as the esplanades full of colourful shops selling beach toys to ice cream, there are the piers and amusements. The Isle of Wight is a resort where families are encouraged to holiday and play together. The island has a safe and friendly feeling. It is almost like stepping back in time. you feel a sense of relaxation as soon as you get there. It is almost like a forgotten treasure. We will certainly be going back.

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