Find your perfect peace on a spring break on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life in the springtime.

With blooming flowers, lush landscapes, and quieter beaches, it's the perfect setting for a relaxing getaway with your loved ones. And, although it feels a million miles away, Wightlink can get you there in no time from Portsmouth.

1.     Outdoor adventures

Embark on outdoor adventures together, exploring the island's natural beauty through scenic walks, cycling trails, and nature reserves.

With around 200 miles of cycle routes, you can take your pick from leisurely paths or challenging tracks, going at your own pace. Or if you prefer life on foot, blow off the cobwebs along more than 500 miles of public footpaths – not bad for a place that's only 23 miles by 13 in size!

2.     Dog-friendly fun

The Isle of Wight is one of the most dog-friendly places in Britain. There are walks galore, sandy beaches for running and swimming, glorious countryside to explore and plenty of pet-friendly pit-stops for when the humans need refuelling.

Dogs travel free with Wightlink – when accompanied by a well-behaved owner, of course. On a clear day, they can amble on the car ferries’ outer decks and when the weather is not so good they can enjoy the short crossing inside the ferries’ dedicated pet areas.

3.     Gardens in bloom

Ventnor Botanic Garden boasts 22 acres of beautiful gardens located within the unique micro-climate of the Ventnor Undercliff. This stunning location is overlooked by tall cliffs to the north and the English Channel to the south, which provides a mild climate more akin to the Mediterranean than the rest of the UK.

Take a botanical journey through vibrant displays of flowers, winding pathways, and hidden nooks just waiting to be explored.

4.     Delicious food & drink

The superb climate ensures that the Isle of Wight is home to a wealth of local produce; the freshest seafood straight from fishing boats, locally made beer, wine and spirits, organic fruit and vegetables (you’ve tried Isle of Wight garlic and tomatoes, right?) and delicious locally made ice creams and desserts.

You can also delight your senses at the island's vineyards, local craft breweries or the Mermaid Gin distillery, learning about the art of winemaking, distilling, and brewing along the way.

5.     Culture, heritage and art

Immerse yourselves in the Island's rich cultural heritage, exploring historic landmarks, museums, and art galleries.

From Osborne, Queen Victoria's former residence, to Carisbrooke Castle, there's a wealth of historic experiences to enjoy together. Or explore the Island’s vibrant arts and crafts scene, including galleries, studios, and workshops where you can browse handmade treasures created by local artisans.

With all this and more, you can enjoy the perfect staycation or day out this spring with Wightlink. Book today at


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