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Here comes the sun – our guide on where to get the best spot this Bank Holiday…

Here comes the sun – our guide on where to get the best spot this Bank Holiday…

Here comes the sun – our guide on where to get the best spot this Bank Holiday… The Editor

Finally, our prayers have been answered and a sunny Bank Holiday is on the cards. Make the most of the expected warmer weather with our pick of 5 places to soak up the sun this weekend!

View of the Spyglass Inn, Ventnor#1 Surely high up on everyones list, The Spyglass Inn is a great place to sit and relax with a drink (or two) for a couple of hours. About as close to the sea as you can get, without taking a dip, while away the time gazing out across the channel or do a spot of people-watching on busy Ventnor beach.

#2 A walk along the coastal path between Shanklin & Sandown over the cliff top results in some of the best views and potentially the best slice of cake at Blueberry’s Cafe. The perfect pit-stop, the cafe is ideally located almost half way, giving you a good excuse to sit down and relax for a while.

#3 If you are going out on a sunny bike ride, Pedallers Cafe, Taste of the WightPedallers Cafe is the only cafe located directly on the Isle of Wight’s popular cycle route known as the ‘Red Squirrel Trail’ at Langbridge in Newchurch. The café has ample cycle parking and boasts a unique cycle repair station for free cycle maintenance! Sit outside in the sunshine on the large secluded decking area overlooking the wildlife pond. From here, you can watch wild birds and red squirrels feeding, bliss.

#4 Take a trip down to the (not so secret) hidden gem of Steephill Cove. Here, try freshly caught local crab at The Beach Shack – whether thats in a sandwich, on a salad or their special Thai crab soup. Brave the elements and sit on the sun-trap sun deck.

Lifeboat Cafe, Taste of the Wight#5 The Lifeboat View Cafe in Bembridge can be combined with a walk across the Duver or a trip up to Bembridge Lifeboat Station. Situated directly on the beach, the cafe serves up fresh local crab and lobster caught daily off of Bembridge Ledge.






The Editor

Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its fifth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.

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Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its sixth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.