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Things to do on the Isle of Wight

The island of adventure

Things to do on the Isle of Wight

The island of adventure

Surf the Wight

with Eddies Surf Academy

The Isle of Wight is now in an elite group of regions, being only the 6th region in the UK to be awarded the UNESCO accolade. The Island has a fantastic variety of beaches, rivers and estuaries making it the perfect destination for water sports enthusiasts and for those wanting to experience something unique and memorable.

Learn to Surf and Stand-up Paddleboard or improve your current skill level with the Isle of Wight’s fully equipped Premium Mobile Surf Academy, Eddies Surf Academy.

Originally a sport reserved only for Hawaiian royalty, surfing is thought to have made its way to Hawaii from the Polynesian Islands around the middle of the 18th Century but, it is likely been around since the 6th Century.

Surfing has come a long way since it first gained popularity as a lifestyle symbol in the mid 1800's, and you too can enjoy the sport of royalty on a beautiful Island.

All lessons are taught by Eddie from Eddie’s Surf Academy. He is originally from South Africa, as a South African Team Member he surfed competitively on a national and international level. He competed in many events over the years and gained a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Eddies Surf Academy offer priority booking for our Royal Hotel guests and an extra 30mins of surfing lesson time

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Walk the Wight

The Isle of Wight is a walking paradise. Iconic landmarks in one direction, scenic beaches and rolling countryside in the other, it is certainly a destination that needs adding to the walking wish-list!

With more than half of the Island a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it offers breath-taking scenery everywhere you look.

To find out more about walking on our beautiful Island, Visit Isle of Wight covers the must-see destinations and there are plenty of downloadable walks on the National Trusts website here.

Cycle the Wight

Cycling on the Isle of Wight guarantees sea views, sea air and seagulls. Almost 30 miles of the seashore is Heritage Coast. Beloved by Queen Victoria, England’s largest island has a diverse landscape of downlands, fields and almost 60 miles (97 km) of coastline. Criss-crossed with trails and lanes, pedaling is by far the best way to get around. Discover Komoot's Top 20 Cycling Routes on the Isle of Wight for a range of cycling routes with varying difficulty levels.

If you're looking a route that is a little more challenging, why not try the iconic Round the Island Cycle. Covering 65 miles, it is particularly popular with experienced cyclists. This classic loop of the Isle of Wight is one for every cyclist’s bucket list. If you are looking for a long ride with beautiful sea views, hill starts and country meanders, this route will not disappoint.

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