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Isle Of Wight Coastal Footpath

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Ranked #17 of 100 attractions in Isle of Wight
Type: Trails
Activities: Walking
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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Walked the 'Wight' (the coastal path) at the end of June with 4 friends. There are some excellent and beautiful scenic areas, especially leading to Bembridge and The Needles. There were a number of path detours following the bad weather earlier in the year and the subsequent landslips. Some of the route is quite a way inland and parts were... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A lovely self catering cottage in beautiful surroundings near all local attractions Highly recommend

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I have been wanting to complete this walk for many years as I am from the island. My wife and I walked the Isle of wight over 4 days at the end of May 2014. We started our walk late and after arriving in Ryde. We walked to Wootton and camped at Kites Farm camping site as it was getting... More

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Kent, UK
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108 reviews 108 reviews
31 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We walked along this path between Seaview and Bembridge. It was not a coastal path for a majority of the length. We hardly saw the sea and spent most of the journey between high garden fences down unmade roads. No views to be seen. Not really a pleasant walk. I was going to give it 2/5, but now as I... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Spent 3 months walking the Island retracing boyhood adventures from urban to rural. All signposted and mainly easy access. Just be aware that four seasons can happen in one day so suitable clothing and shoes advisable IOW just a magical place, just do it!

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East Lothian, UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

You need good boots or walking shoes for most of the coastal path. Don't be fooled by the fact you might have joined the path in an urban setting. Outside the towns and villages, the path can be steep, fairly exposed, or quite muddy. That said, it offers fantastic walks for ramblers and, apart from those sections which skirt around... More

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York, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Wonderful landscapes! very quiet place... We went there in winter so we couldn't find many attractions opened...but we really enjoyed the see sight ...

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We always go for nice long walks when in the IOW a lot of which are on parts of the costal paths. We always enjoy the views and varied terrain. Be careful of the edges of some parts as this winters storm damage has left its mark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Both walks were so much fun. We are inspired to do the whole island some day. Shanklin/Sanddown -Be sure to walk on the beach one way and the cliffs the other for different experiences. Great ice cream at Blueberry Cafe on the cliff walk. Both are easy. We did it with boys ages 8 and 6. Ventnor/Steephill Cove is about... More

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Lovely place for walks... you will enjoy it if you love walking.. it is well signposted... the portion between Sandown and Shanklin -- you could walk along the beach over flat land or do the little more strenuous coastal path along the cliff for breathtaking views. We also walked 6 miles between Needles and Freshwater going past the Tennyson Down....... More

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