Sandown holiday cottages are surrounded by sandy beaches, open moors and ancient woods, on the Isle of Wight. This bustling Victorian resort is a few miles north of Shanklin, on the island’s eastern coast. With its unusually long beach and spectacular views across the Channel, towards France, it is easy to see why Sandown has been attracting visitors for centuries. Wandering through the town’s pretty streets from your holiday cottage in Sandown, you will discover a delightful mix of family-run businesses, from beach shops and ice cream stands to cosy pubs and restaurants serving fresh seafood. Sandown has plenty of old-fashioned amusements, arcade games, bowling and crazy golf. Stroll along the sweeping seafront esplanade from Devonia Steps to Yaverland, past the bandstand, Isle of Wight Zoo and Dinosaur Isle – an excellent interactive museum of fossils and geology. Next, visit the graceful pier, with dodgem cars, teacup rides and Scruffy Jack’s bar.
Combine leisurely country walks with days on the beach at Lyncroft, a family-friendly, 3-bedroom Isle of Wight holiday cottage with Wi-Fi in the pretty little village of Newchurch between Sandown and Shanklin. Lyncroft slees 5 plus an infant in a cot.