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Sandown is the largest seaside resort on the Isle of Wight and is home to a long Victorian pier which dates from 1879. Take a stroll along the promenade and you’ll discover deckchairs, beach huts and seaside attractions! The Isle of Wight offers an enchanting mix of coastal splendour and scenic countryside with olde worlde villages and modern seaside resorts just waiting to be discovered.
Day One - Home to Sandown
We make our way from the interchange to Sandown where we check in and enjoy an evening meal. (D)
Days Two to Four – in and around Sandown
We spend the next three days in the seaside town of Sandown on the beautiful Isle of Wight. Sandown has a beautiful seafront, as well as an exhibit on the huge number of fossils that have been found on the island. There are easy rail connections from the town’s station to the Isle of Wight steam railway and the beautiful Victorian resort of Ryde for those who want to venture a little further afield. (B,D)
Day Five – Sandown to Home
After breakfast we depart and return home via the interchange. (B)
Broadway Park Hotel
Stay amid beautiful gardens, close to all the attractions Sandown and the Isle of Wight have to offer at the beautiful Broadway Park Hotel in Sandown.
The hotel is in a popular area of Sandown, not far from the seafront and the town centre. Sandown has all the fun of the seaside with its beach and pier as well as a number of bars and restaurants, but without the usual overcrowding in summer and relatively mild weather in winter. One of the town’s main highlights is the popular Dinosaur Isle exhibition, which tracks the history of fossil discovery on the Isle of Wight.
From Sandown the rest of the island is easily accessible by both car and public transport. Ryde is a short train ride away and has all the attractions you would expect from a traditional British seaside resort, with a huge number of amusements and even a funfair. For great landscapes and sea views head to the Needles and the Tennyson coast on the island’s west coast.
In the hotel enjoy open gardens, great for relaxing and enjoying the great Isle of Wight sunshine. If it gets a little too hot, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or get inside and enjoy a game of snooker or fantastic entertainment in the evenings.