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Ryde to Alum Bay via Shanklin & Ventnor – Island Coaster from Southern Vectis

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Island Coaster from Southern Vectis

A simply sublime journey along the Western and Southern coasts of the Island.

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Buses run up to three times a day

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Ryde & Shanklin to Yarmouth along the coast via Whitecliff Bay, Ventnor, Blackgang Chine, Freshwater Bay & The Needles

A simply sublime journey along the Western and Southern coasts of the Island. Connect with many of the Island’s other buses for a fantastic day out.

Places to visit & things to do along the way

The towering white cliffs of Tennyson Down shelter this attractive cove. The beach is covered in a mixture of grey flint and chalk pebbles that make a unique sound as the waves rise and fall onto the shore. Explore the rock ledge revealed at low tide, which is great for rock pooling with little ones. A fantastic place to set out on several invigorating walks.

Home and workplace of the internationally acclaimed Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Dimbola became a focal point for a crowd of bohemian writers and poets, such as Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson and Lewis Carroll. Today it houses a programme of changing exhibitions and also has an award-winning Tea Room and Gift Shop.

The children will love this amusement park above Alum Bay – so much to see and do. Take an exciting chair lift down to the beach below, visit The Sweet Manufactory or the interactive 4D cinema experience! Don’t miss the glass blowing display or make a souvenir in the Sand Shop.

This park follows the coastline and has spectacular views over to Hurst Castle on the mainland. There are seashore and woodland walks and it’s a great spot to sit and watch Solent boats and shipping go by. There are attractions in the old fort buildings – a planetarium, café, model railway and the Underwater Archaeology Centre.

A lovely little town with loads of charm and a definite nautical air. It’s a delight to stroll around, with good coffee shops and pubs and, at 700 feet, the longest timber pier in England.

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This listing was last updated on 28th November 2022

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