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Isle Of Wight Coastal Footpath

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Address: Isle of Wight, England

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A pleasant relatively easy walk

There are essentially 2 routes along the front and they are both much, much easier than the Shanklin to Ventnor walk, however there are some slopes / steps that you must cope with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are essentially 2 routes along the front and they are both much, much easier than the Shanklin to Ventnor walk, however there are some slopes / steps that you must cope with which ever walk you take. On the walk that we did, the upper walk, part way we were diverted down a relatively steep slope/steps to the promenade... More 

Thank isosahedron
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We must have chosen the best weather day of the year so far, blue skies, blue green sea and not a cloud in sight. Set off from the ferry port at Yarmouth and stayed on the coastal footpath all the way to Freshwater, when the bus timetable meant we had to cut our journey short and return to base near... More 

Thank FurzehillGirl
St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We have walked all over England but keep returning to Wight. We spent a week here at the end of April. While the weather was not the best (snow flurries one day!). The beautiful scenery makes up for it - you are always near water. The trails are well marked, relatively uncrowded, never boring and with a little planning you... More 

Thank Dogswood
Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

It is amazing landscape who loves the nature. Walking-path along the beach are clean and you have to stop in every minute to take a photo of magnificient panorama.

1 Thank msyrius
Swanmore, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Took the hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde as foot passengers. So easy and quick! Then walked from Ryde, stopping for lunch in Bembridge. Stopped near the RNLI and had a great half lobster salad for lunch! Passed across Whitecliff Bay - stunning and then across the cliffs and down into Sandown ( magical walking down!). Then caught one of the... More 

1 Thank Ian W
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We decided to do the walk along the esplanade rather than the cliff top walk. It is approximately three miles from Shanklin to Sandown with lots of places to rest along the way gazing out to sea at the many boats or paddle boarders. There are also various places to stop along the way to have something eat or light... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We only did a small part of the coastal path lately, however from the small 8 Mike section we travelled it is varied, well signposted, gives a variety of views and terrain. Especially good with the good weather.

1 Thank Vasco421
Gouda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We completed the walk in 7 walking days. The walks were easy and we had a great time. We enjoyed te parts from Yarmourh to Ventnor most. The walk from Ryde to Cowes was somewhat boring because we walked a lot besides busy roads and through areas with houses, but this was only one day. There are lots of overnight... More 

Thank kassandrus
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I have done this walk and highly recommend it for the 'moderate' walker if you are going to complete it in one go. I completed it in three and a half days and enjoyed every moment. Stayed in a hotel in Shanklin and used the excellent buses to get around. The path is clearly marked... More 

Thank Stephen R
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We took five days to walk the whole route in a clockwise direction. We therefore averaged 22 - 25k a day but to make it easier and give yourself more time you could cover it in 7 days and therefore visit more attractions. We used Newport as our base as it is centrally placed and we would bus out to... More 

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