What to do on the Isle of Wight
The island is reknowned for it's beautiful and varied coastline, its coastal towns and its unspoilt villages.
However, whether you are looking for a peaceful break-away or a busy family holiday the island has plenty to offer.
Looking for Dinosaurs?
The Isle of Wight is one of the richest dinosaur sites in the world, yielding around 15 different species, some of which are unique to the island. As well as the museum-run dinosaur walks you can always go out fossil hunting yourself!
Prime locations for fossil hunting or spotting are Yaverland, Cowleaze Chine, Brook Bay and Compton Bay, and at the latter two you can spot fossilised Iguanodon footprints on the beach at low tide. Due to the richness of the Island as a fossil hunting location, you will find several museums and shops where you can learn more about the fossils that have been discovered here. The fossil shops on the island include Blackgang Chine near Niton and Dinosaur Isle in Sandown.