Isles of Wright, England, Showcasing Dunes and the Ocean (Photo: Michael Greczynski/Shutterstock)
Isles of Wright, England, Showcasing Dunes and the Ocean (Photo: Michael Greczynski/Shutterstock)

Caroline Costello
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Isle of Wight

Known as England's Garden Isle, the Isle of Wight is a popular British holiday destination in the English Channel. A wide variety of beaches and historical sites provide lots to explore. Isle of Wight cruises anchor in Cowes Harbour off the town of Cowes, which is home to one of the world's largest sailing regattas.

Tour the medieval Carisbrooke Castle or Osbourne House, an opulent mansion that was built for Queen Victoria. Your food options on the Isle of Wight are plentiful: Dine on fish and chips at a pub in Cowes or feast on just-picked fare at the Garlic Farm's onsite restaurant.

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About Isle of Wight


Pro

The isle is home to some of England's prettiest beaches.

Con

This destination gets crowded during school summer holidays.

Bottom Line

The Isle of Wight is known for its splendid beaches and sailing regattas.


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