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About the Isle of Wight

General Facts

With over half the Island classed as an area of outstanding natural beauty and a network of over 500 miles of footpaths, the Island offers you plenty to explore and enjoy. Walking, cycling and horse riding are just some of the ways you can experience the beauty of nature here on the Isle of Wight.

Image courtesy of Barry James

A stunning coastline of over 60 miles and a warm climate, the Isle of Wight is the perfect outdoor-activity playground with something for everyone all year round. Safe, and with the best instructors around, it’s the ideal place to try something new.

The Island has thriving world class businesses and is just fifteen to twenty minutes from the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth and just 2 hours from London – yet you can be strolling along quiet sandy beaches or taking in the breathtaking coastal views within minutes of leaving your Island office.

Useful Information

Population: 138,000 (2007)
Size: 142 square miles

Travel times: Southampton 22 mins
Portsmouth 15 mins
Southampton Airport 30-45 mins
London 2 hours

For more information about the Isle of Wight visit the official tourism site