Insta-worthy spots on the Isle of Wight

Holidaymakers and day-trippers looking for amazing Instagram locations should no look no further than the Isle of Wight this Spring

As one of the most unique and Insta-worthy destinations in the UK, those planning their next break should consider this breath-taking island. Easily reached with Wightlink, the Isle of Wight boasts a unique blend of coastlines, countryside and townscapes to photograph, with endless opportunities to capture Instagram-worthy snaps from the moment visitors set sail across the Solent.

With Wightlink’s Spring Break offer, visitors can even get £30 off long breaks and £25 off short stays between 17 April and 25 May. All the more reason for visitors to set sail and improve their Insta game.

A roundup of the key insta-worthy spots include…

Coastal Landscapes

Starting with what is perhaps the Isle of Wight’s most famous landmark — visitors can hop aboard a boat tour of The Needles and snap away at the stunning geological formations of the Needles rocks, as well as the picturesque lighthouse and spectacular views of the coloured sands of Alum Bay.

Beautiful Beaches

Over on the other side of the Island, Cowes features gorgeous beaches and plenty of sailboats – sure to set the heart racing for any Insta aficionado. Combined with sunset viewpoints, this spot makes for some wonderfully textured shots. Even without the Solent waters, the beach and promenade in Cowes is always awe-inspiring at sundown.

Architectural Highlights

While visitors have coasts galore to revel in, there’s also some beautiful architecture that should not be forgotten. Quarr Abbey in Ryde and Osborne in East Cowes are just a couple of examples of some the Island’s historic photography spots. Quarr Abbey, home to a small group of Benedictine monks, features some of the Island’s most historic architecture while Osborne House was one of Queen Victoria’s royal residences. This rich variety of culture lends itself to some diverse shots. Both are open year round with Quarr Abbey offering free admission and Osborne ticket prices starting from £17.20.

Countryside and Wildlife Highlights

For youngsters and adults alike, Tapnell Farm Park offers photography heaven with the stars of the show including lambs, ducklings, pigs and… wallabies. Tapnell Farm is also home to the Island’s leading adventure specialist where you can picture yourself trying rock climbing, zorbing, mountain boarding, archery and the high ropes. They are open year round with adult tickets starting at £5.95 and child tickets from £7.95.

With all this and plenty more to see and do, the Isle of Wight offers a huge variety of stunning Instagram spots. Passengers should head to to book their crossings. Sailings are priced from just £57.50 return for a car (based on a day return ticket travelling out at 0300 on 1st August 2018) – and visitors can get some extra money off as part of the Wightlink’s Spring Break offer – or from £7.50 per person on foot.

Routes and crossing times:
  • Portsmouth Car Ferry Port – Fishbourne Car Ferry Port: ferry from 45 minutes
  • Lymington Car Ferry Port – Yarmouth Car Ferry Port: ferry from 40 minutes
  • Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station – Ryde Pier Head: FastCat from 22 minutes

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