Outdoors Activities

Yacht Charter Isle of Wight

Experience the thrill of sailing

sailing1First Contact - Active Leisure offer a range of outdoor activities including sailing and powerboat cruising.

A variety of yachts are available for charter on the Isle of Wight ranging from Sigma 38's for easy cruising to brand new, state of the art 45ft Racing Yachts or 60ft ocean going boats where all your crew will get involved, With skippers on board and their wealth of experience of racing, both inshore and offshore, you will be in the best hands to take your first voyage on the Solent or to return to the sea for more of the fun and exhilaration of sailing large boats. Can be chartered by the day, weekend or week, bare boat or with skipper and crew.

For more information visit www.islandactivities.co.uk

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UKSA - Cowes, Isle of Wight


Isle of Wight Sailing School with more than 20 years of experience.

sailingThe school is a charitable organisation and has a mandate to "Enriching leisure time activity by opening opportunity to take part in motivational experiences afloat". They provide a range of training for every aspect of marine activity and have leisure courses to start you off or improve your leisure craft skills.

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Totland Beach

Totland Beach Isle of Wight

The beach at Totland is a shingle beach with patches of sand. This beautiful West Isle of Wight beach is located between Yarmouth and Alum Bay (at the far West point of the Island) and is often a great place to a swim or relax on a peaceful beach.

There is a small shop at Totland Beach to buy snacks and ice-creams or a small restaurant specialising in seafood.

To get to Totland Beach from Yarmouth take the main road to Alum Bay, pass by Freshwater by going straight over at the roundabout and at the second roundabout (in the centre of Totland Village) take the third exit towards the coast. Go straight over at the cross roads and you will be at the beach.

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Allendale House Riding - Godshill


Horse Riding and Hacking near Godshill

The Allendale Equestrian Centre offers house riding and hacking at the heart of the Isle of Wight. They are friendly and accommodating of all riding abilities.

Special days with rides with a pub lunch or a picnic are especially popular.

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St Helens Beach

St Helens Beach Isle of Wight

St Helens has a sandy beach with occasional patches of shingle on the East coast of the Isle of Wight between Bembridge and Seaview. This fantastic beach is a wonderful escape from more popular beaches and can be reached easily by car or on foot via the coastal path.


St Helens Beach is tucked away so here is how to find it: Go to the North end of St Helens Village towards Seaview till you get to a sharp left hand bend with a road turning off to the right. Follow this right hand road to the beach.

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GoodLeaf Tree Climbing Adventures

Isle of Wight Tree Climbing

A 'Tree - Mendous' outside family experience on the Isle of Wight

Remember tree climbing? – hanging from branches, getting up close to nature, seeing a totally different view of the world? Why not reclaim your childhood and enjoy a 'tree-mendous' couple of hours at a secret location in the north of the Island.

At Goodleaf, they will take you up into the canopy of a 60 ft oak tree & let you enjoy the experience of tree climbing at your own pace.

Each session lasts about 2 ½ hours & they’ll provide you with everything you need for a fun & safe climb; equipment, training, supervision and refreshments to celebrate your climb with.

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Bembridge Beach

Bembridge Beach Isle of Wight

The beach at Bembridge is a sand and shingle beach on the East of the Isle of Wight between Sandown and Seaview. The beach extends around the village of Bembridge and is wonderfully varied depending which stretch you choose to enjoy.

Most popular is the area near Bembridge Lifeboat Station where there is a car park. Here the beach is a mix of sand and shingle and there are views across to St Helens and the main land beyond.

A promenade behind the beach can be followed around to the southern end of the beach towards White Cliff Bay and here you will find wonderfully peaceful sections of the coast which you can enjoy all to your self.


There are numerous cafes and restaurants in Bembridge Village as well as some nearer the beach selling ice cream and lunches. Facilities are available near the Bembridge Lifeboat Station.

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Whitecliff Bay Beach

Whitecliff Bay Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches on the Island with soft sand and a gently sloping beach which also makes it ideal for swimming.

On Whitecliff Bay Beach there is a small shop selling snacks and lunches as well as an assortment of things to help you get the most fun out of a day on the beach.

The beach is directly below the North side of the Culver Downs and the hill shelters the beach. To the North is Bembridge which can be accessed by the coastal path.

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Sandown Beach

Sandown Beach Isle of Wight

Sandown Beach is a popular sandy beach on the East of the Isle of Wight and best known for the gently sloping beach, good swimming water and the array of family friendly activities on offer both on and behind the beach.

The beach at Sandown has been a popular holiday destination for many years and has a traditional beach holiday feel. There are numerous cafes and restaurants behind the beach as well as the main high street of the town just behind.

Facilities for swimmers are located along the beach.


At the North end of Sandown beach is Yaverland beach which is often quieter but enjoys the same sandy beach.

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