Posts Tagged ‘Sandown’

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Visit The Area of Sandown

Going to the Isle of Wight is always a pleasure thanks to all the amenities that are abounding making your stay there an unforgettable pastime. However the biggest attraction of the Island which delights everybody’s eye is its notable nature. Due to its geographical position the Isle has a milder sub-climate, thus the combination of entertainments, sea, nature and climate makes the island a perfect all year round holiday destination for any UK resident.

A glance at the bay at sunset will leave you breathless

If you prefer or dream of spending the largest part of your free summer time next to water you will not be disappointed as the sky and horizon of Sandown Bay is so deep and charming that you will appreciate its one of the most fantastic vacation spots in the world. The panoramic views of the bay look both extremely inviting on a sunny calm day and mysteriously alluring during stormy weather. If you visited it once, you will have no hesitation in recommending this fabulous spot to your friends and relatives.

A seaside town with many typical Victorian building is also of great historical interest.  Its cleanness of streets and roads, well-groomed beds and trees give comfort to the visitors and highlights the amenities of this southern resort. It’s no wonder why people, especially the mature generation; flock to the area of Sandown, the place will become very crowded in the summer months as the summer party continues.

If the sun is not out you can enjoy delightful woodland walk or vacate to a lot of different places such as pubs, cafeterias, restaurants, shops and other attractions as they are always at your service. Those who are very active and don’t want to lose a minute of their long-awaited vacations can enjoy themselves playing tennis, golf or bowling, or even have a good swim in the stormiest weather at the Heights Health Leisure because it offers swimming indoors. But when the sky is clear and blue and Sandown’s sun shines brightly ordinary holidaymakers and water sports enthusiasts can busy themselves with water sports activities in the bay.

Where to stay?

As for accommodation the area of Sandown can provide its visitors with excellent Isle of Wight hotels. You can put up at any type of accommodation be it sophisticated hotel or self-catering. However establishments such as villas, hotels, apartments or even thatched cottages are available and are all comfortable clean and nicely decorated. What can greatly surprise you is the reasonable prices of this very available accommodation. However if your decision on visiting the Isle of Wight is a planned step rather than a spontaneous action it is always recommended to check it out in good time and book a room on line or make a call. Following this suggestion, especially if you are going to go to the island during the most popular time of year, you can kill two birds with one stone: save some money and be sure you will have accommodation you want. Be fully confident your stay at Sandown will be a super one!

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The Isle of Wight’s own Ryde Harriers announces the 2009 Marathon

The Ryde Harriers based on the Isle of Wight announces the 2009 Marathon, now being run in October! It is an old event with a great deal of history. Established in 1957, the marathon is the longest running organised marathon in the United Kingdom. It is an exciting event in the sport life of all those people interested and taking part as well as for the spectators. The marathon has its devoted runners,  every year they return to it and enjoy the Islands roads. One of the oldest athletics clubs in the UK being Ryde Harriers,  has been organizing club events and runs since 1886.

IOW_MarathonPhoto source: Ryde Harriers Photo Album

On 4th of October, 2009 all trained runners are welcomed to take part, this is a not an event for runners who have no experience or who have not be trained to run this kind of distance. It all kicks off on the Sunday morning  with a 11.00 am  start on the south side of Ryde Boating Lake after registration in Ryde Rowing Club.

The UK Athletics rules the for a marathon dictate it has to be 26 miles 385 yards long. The route of the marathon consists of one anti clockwise circular route of the Island and includes Ryde, Binstead, Wootton, Newport, Arreton, Sandown, Brading and back to Ryde.

IOW Marathon1Photo source: Ryde Harriers Photo Album

On each mile point the runner will see indicators of the distance covered. During the competition the competitors get rather thirsty and thus break points and water stops are frequent along the route.

If you wish, you can ask for own drink supplies to be placed at various stages but there is a need to register this requirement beforehand.  Of course, some runners are very used to running these type of marathons and thus it becomes second nature, however the Islands route is covered in many hill climbs so is regarded as one of the toughest in the UK.. Though some people really do like and enjoy it, but for the new runners it might be another issue. So, you have to be prepared for some special conditions during your running, preparation preparation preperation as the trainers say.  All finalists are awarded a runners medal at the end of the competition.

IOW Marathon2Photo source: Ryde Harriers Photo Album

So, everybody is welcomed to take part in this stimulating Running Marathon Race. It is a really splendid spectacle to witness as the runners go past , make sure to clap and cheer them on.

If you are a driver, please be must be more attentive and careful while driving your car as there are people running are tired and can easily make a mistake.

Of course, there is a great desire to win the Marathon but have time to appreciate all that take part for whatever reason they are running. It gives a sense of satisfaction and completion, but I can tell that the process is also exciting and exhausting. So damn the torpedoes full speed ahead  and join in if you dare, open up your hidden capabilities and have fun.

The Ryde Harriers based on the Isle of Wight announces the 2009 Marathon, now being run in October! It is an old event with a great deal of history. Established in 1957, the marathon is the longest running organised marathon in the United Kingdom. It is an exciting event in the sport life of all those people interested and taking part as well as for the spectators. The marathon has its devoted runners, every year they return to it and enjoy the Islands roads. One of the oldest athletics clubs in the UK being Ryde Harriers, has been organizing club events and runs since 1886.


On 4th of October, 2009 all trained runners are welcomed to take part, this is a not an event for runners who have no experience or who have not be trained to run this kind of distance. It all kicks off on the Sunday morning with a 11.00 am start on the south side of Ryde Boating Lake after registration in Ryde Rowing Club.

The UK Athletics rules the for a marathon dictate it has to be 26 miles 385 yards long. The route of the marathon consists of one anti clockwise circular route of the Island and includes Ryde, Binstead, Wootton, Newport, Arreton, Sandown, Brading and back to Ryde.

On each mile point the runner will see indicators of the distance covered. During the competition the competitors get rather thirsty and thus break points and water stops are frequent along the route.

If you wish, you can ask for own drink supplies to be placed at various stages but there is a need to register this requirement beforehand. Of course, some runners are very used to running these type of marathons and thus it becomes second nature, however the Islands route is covered in many hill climbs so is regarded as one of the toughest in the UK.. Though some people really do like and enjoy it, but for the new runners it might be another issue. So, you have to be prepared for some special conditions during your running, preparation preparation preperation as the trainers say. All finalists are awarded a runners medal at the end of the competition.

So, everybody is welcomed to take part in this stimulating Running Marathon Race. It is a really splendid spectacle to witness as the runners go past , make sure to clap and cheer them on.

If you are a driver, please be must be more attentive and careful while driving your car as there are people running are tired and can easily make a mistake.

Of course, there is a great desire to win the Marathon but have time to appreciate all that take part for whatever reason they are running. It gives a sense of satisfaction and completion, but I can tell that the process is also exciting and exhausting. So damn the torpedoes full speed ahead and join in if you dare, open up your hidden capabilities and have fun.

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Parks of The Isle of Wight

What is would you say was a super and great pastime for both adults and children alike? Immediately holiday time together comes to mind as it is the most favourite and lovely pastime for any family to enjoy on an annual basis. We all love having wonderful times with our dear ones and close friends. The grown-ups can have a drink and relax while the children enjoy the many days away from school, having a super and nice time with friends and not just sitting in front of computer and playing electronic games, but walking and cycling, jumping around and generally having fun.

Where can you find such a nice place to relax and rest? Well may I suggest you try the beautiful and green Isle of Wight. There is a great spirit on the Island brining enjoyment and service to its visitors is one of the main thrusts of the many tourism businesses. As well as this the traveler will notice immediately that the pace of life changes as soon as you cross the Solent and set foot onto the Island, it’s a magical place of beauty with the most splendid scenery. I would like to provide you with some information on a few of the main attractions and parks on the IOW. Your children will find that there are many things to do and see within them.

One of the popular attractions on the IOW is Dinosaur Isle- an Interactive dinosaur museum.

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This park is located in Sandown. It is a really nice and stunning area, where you can see and play with Interactive displays, large fossil collections, alongside is an extensive gift shop, this is an all weather attractions and is open all the year round. You can have a walk into past and then back to future, contemplating the history and development of the civilization of dinosaurs that lived 120 million years ago. There is also a great collection of all kinds of dinosaurs fossilized remains.

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Their sizes will surprise you as they are their natural size which means BIG! Do not be scared as they are just skeletons, but very, very long ago a world of dinosaurs ruled the Isle of Wight.

The next attraction and park is Robin Hill Country Park.

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Set in picturesque country side, it is an ideal place for children’s parties and the playing of games. There are five new woodland gardens to rest in and explore so something for the whole family. Here you have a great opportunity to see and take pictures of the rare red squirrel. This is great fun for the kids as squirrel spotting can take many hours of hunting to find the right picture,. It is a real fun for kids!

The thirds alternative is Fort Victoria to the West of the Wight, situated on the north side of the Solent. Here you can see the following attractions, the Marine Aquarium, and Archaeology Exhibition, Planetarium and Model Railway. Again I t is an opportunity to combine leisure time with super educational themes. It is a very good place to view vintage boats and ships in action as the views across the narrow straits between the Island and the mainland is narrow and very busy. After having a super walk you can have lunch at Verdi’s Cafe.

Here are just some parks and attraction options found on the Isle of Wight. However, there is a great amount of Isle of Wight attractions. Choose whatever you want and have a great day out! IOW Tourism welcomes you!

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White Sands of Sandown…

My dear reader, the time has come to think about your holiday and how you can arrange it. You may already have a great desire for and are feeling ready to go on a nice vacation. Where would you like to go? Well if you feel like going to a nice golden beach for warm sun and bathing in the Sea, we can recommend you a nice and peaceful destination in Europe. European culture, traditions, hospitable people, British service and quality as well as many other interesting things are waiting for you on the beautifully green Isle of Wight.

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Let’s talk about the Isle of Wight’s golden beaches. As if it were your choice, let us start with Sandown. It is one of the Isle of Wight’s most glorious beaches. Sandown is your best choice because it astonishes travelers by its unspoiled beauty. It is up to you whether you want to lie in the sun or just have a nice walk along the beach. Whatever you choose you will get a great amount of unforgettable emotions and memories of an exhilarating experience. You could ask what the main attraction of Sandown is as there are so many nice beaches in the world competing with one another…of course white sand is the magnetic appeal of Sandown. For children and adults Sandown also has lots of amusement parks and entertainment areas for having a fun and enjoyable time. Islanders call the marvelous Isle of Wight their home. It is a really nice home where you can rest your mind, body and soul. That is why you holiday makers come to the Isle of Wight and also feel like you are at home whilst you are visiting. As they say home is where the heart is and we feel confident that once you have visited the

Island it will become your home away from home.

When you are on the island, it is time for you to rest and relax in comfort. To this end there are many accommodation variants at your disposal, just make a decision what to choose. Sandown is a really good family place on the Isle of Wight. Holiday makers come here every year again and again- this is an indicator of how special Sandown really is. If you want to find yourself in nice natural surroundings and forget about life troubles, come to the Isle of Wight. You will not regret for one second your choice. Sandown is ready and waiting to greet its visitors!

photo by photo by Les Allan www.iwcam.co.uk

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An Exciting National Bike Week on The Isle of Wight

There are now only a few days before the unsought for the real summer weather to start. Everybody feels nice and expectant, looking forward to the warm and pleasant atmosphere of the coming season. It is great time to have fun, to go on picnics, to meet friends, visit the most gorgeous places on our planet…Summer is a good chance to get absorbed in all aspects of our super surrounding natural countryside so why not delve into and try out some of the sporting activities that can bring you in close concert nature. Adrenalin driven healthy lifestyle makes your life brighter and provides you with a sense of satisfaction.

Isle of Wight announces the National Bike Week. This is a great time to fun for all of your family to see Isle of Wight. The event takes place from 13th to the 21st of June, 2009. The Isle of Wight is a wonderful place and worth visiting for a cycling break.

Isle of Wight county council along with the local tourism authority has created many cycle ways throughout the Island. To start you off there is a flat cycle path tracking from the no longer used railway station in Cowes and stretches all the way into the centre town of Newport. Her you can rest for while as many nice picnic places from Newport to Sandown are available. From here onto Sandown viewing the wild natural beauty of the IOW, observing the rare wild plants and local species or even have a chance to see the red squirrel close up.

You may also be interested in a fine 12-mile cycle route called the Sunshine Trail. This tracks through a very favorable picturesque area that receives some of the highest amount of sun shine. Starting from the south of the IOW, it offers really magnificent panoramic views over Shanklin, then onto Lake passing by Sandown railway stations. All the way you can contemplate some of the amazing views and all from the comfort of your trusty mountain bike. For those looking for a little longer route we can offer a 15 or 16 miles cycle. This is a little more ambitious but for the real enthusiast why not attempts the 62-mile round the island route. It can be performed in one day, although it is nice to stop over in some of the super inns and B&B; dotted along its path.
If you do not have a bike, but have a great desire to take part in this event and gain such exciting experience then you can easily hire one from the very first day of the festival.

Cycling Holidays
The Isle of Wight Councils organizes for islanders as well as tourists a rich program of divers’ capability so everyone can have a go at something on offer…

During the National Bike Week you will have an opportunity to see a wide range of interesting events…They say that June is marked by the coming of The Prodigy and Stereophonics to the island. So, believe me when I say, you will have a great many pastimes to keep you from becoming bored! We wish you to have a great cycling holiday have fun and cycle safe.

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Best Destinations For Your Family

holidayWhen you are planning a trip for two people – it is really an easy thing, as many places are setup to cater for couples and thus finding that special deal is often a fairly simple task. However if you want to spend a nice holiday with a family or a group of people, then it is more of a challenge. The vacation must seem to cater for all tastes and meet all requirements of age, sex, interests, social position etc.

Obviously, the main goal of any holiday must be that all should have a good time, plenty of positive emotions where all members of the party will feel great. So planning for such a super event requires you to sit together with the all members of your family and decide in what directions you all wish to go. You must take into consideration the ideas and desires of everyone involved. Once you have realised the wishes, its time to choose the destination, book the hotels and pay for the  flights.

There are some places that can satisfy even the most capricious people and groups. One of these places is the beautiful and idyllic Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight is really one of the most favored destinations for UK travelers. Why do we as Islanders make such a big thing about this island? Well we all know it can offer a wide range of activities, wonderful natural beauty, fabulous places of interest many with great historical significance, events, festivals etc. etc. Adults can rest and relax having a great time and the children can be busy playing with so many activities at their fingertips, always looking, learning and thoroughly enjoying themselves. Every town and every village welcomes its visitors and opens their doors to the long-awaited guests at the beginning of each season. We always suggest that visitors should explore the popular towns of Shanklin and Sandown as well as visiting the surrounding bays, which always attract visitors by virtue of their sandy beaches and offerings of super times at the seaside.

Island accommodation is very comfortable and can fit a wide variety of money expenditures and expectations. You can easily find the most suitable hotel and restaurant along the esplanades of both towns. We do suggest exploring the historical places of both locations; take a pleasant stroll along the promenade in the fresh sea air, and then enjoy the picturesque scenery while sipping a glass of beer in a bar or local pub. Those wishing to satisfy their shopping fever should venture into the main town, not forgetting the Sunday market held in Sandown. Those interested in a cultural outing should checkout  Shanklin Theatre for a wonderful matinee or evening performance.

It does not really matter whether you decide to visit Shanklin or Sandown or any other towns of the Isle of Wight like Ryde, Ventnor etc. The most important thing is that you enjoy the pleasures and pastimes of your stay.

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Take Time Off and Have a Super Vacation

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful and charming island. You can easily access it in 15 to 20 minutes from the mainland of England. Being famous for its fabulous rolling sandy shores and its Mediterranean southern coastline I am sure the Isle of Wight will undoubtedly plunge you into an atmosphere of relaxation, recreation and meditation within minutes of being under its spell.

Once you have decided to have a great summer vacation on the beach, you may well go direct to Sandown and you will not be disappointed. The beaches attract visitors by their beauty and unspoiled loveliness. You can lie down in the Sun, splashing on some pleasant skin tan and read a good book and later on take time to walk in the evening along the promenade contemplating the gorgeous Solent sunset.

I am more than sure that anybody would be glad to remember such pleasant occurrences and bask in the warm memories as they recall their super holiday experiences .

What about the kids, well there are many activities for children on the beach. They can have fun playing various sports: beach volley- ball, water-ball, crazy golf, cricket … Small ones will be very happy to play with sand and build heaped castles. Whilst they are occupied the adults are free to enjoy beverages and delicious food in the many surrounding beach cafés.

As you may well have been informed, the Isle of Wight is a very green Island; we would like to make sure that you fully understand that its country side is a really marvellous thing, The under cliff around Ventnor and St Lawrence is especially blessed with a fabulous Mediterranean micro climate.  This you must not miss as a visit to Ventnor Botanical Gardens, will open your eyes, please do enjoy the lovely feeling of being surrounded by nature and at one with it.

Once you have visited the Isle of Wight, you will undoubtedly want to come here back.

Every beach, accommodation, restaurant or shop has its own very special appeal for you to enjoy and bask in.
It does not really matter how many times you have been, as there is always something else that will open your eyes for you to discover another super Island something.

Take some days off and have a fine holiday on the island. It provides an ocean of positive emotions and a fabulous amount of fond memories…