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Horseshoe Bay, Isle of Wight

Horseshoe Bay is a small bay on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies at the east end of the headland of Culver Down. It faces south-east towards the English Channel and its shoreline is approximately 100 yards in length. It ...

Luccombe Bay

Luccombe Bay is a bay on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies to the east of Luccombe Village from which it takes its name. It faces south-east towards the English Channel, its shoreline is 2 ⁄ 3 mile in length. It consists ...

Monks Bay

Monks Bay is situated on the southern coast of the Isle of Wight, England just to the east of the village of Bonchurch, it is around 1 ⁄ 3 mile in length. It has proved popular with visitors and is one of the natural highlights of the town, which ...

Mount Bay

Mount Bay is a small bay with a shingle beach on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight, England, south of the village of St. Lawrence, its shoreline is 260 yards in length. It faces south towards the English Channel and is similar in characte ...

Orchard Bay

Orchard Bay is a small bay with sand and shingle beach on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies to the south-west of the Ventnor Botanic Garden and just along the coast west from Steephill Cove. It faces south towards the En ...

Priory Bay

Priory Bay is a small privately owned bay on the northeast coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies 3 ⁄ 4 mile to the east of Nettlestone village and another ​ 3 ⁄ 4 mile along the coast from Seaview. It stretches from Horestone Point in the ...

Reeth Bay

Reeth Bay is a small curved bay on the southernmost tip of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies to the south of the village of Niton with a 1 ⁄ 4 -mile-long shoreline. It faces south out into the English Channel and lies to the east of St. Catheri ...

Sandown Bay

Sandown Bay is a broad open bay which stretches for much of the length of the Isle of Wights southeastern coast. It extends 8 1 ⁄ 2 miles from Culver Down, near Yaverland in the northeast of the Island, to just south of Shanklin, near the village ...

Scratchells Bay

Scratchells Bay is a bay on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight, England just to the south east of The Needles. It faces roughly south towards the English Channel, it is 250m in length and is straight. The name is thought to have come from ...

Seagrove Bay

Seagrove Bay is a bay on the northeast coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies to the east of the village of Seaview facing towards Selsey Bill with a 2 ⁄ 3 mile shoreline stretching from Nettlestone Point in the north to Horestone Point in ...

Steel Bay

Steel Bay is a bay on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies to the north-east of the village of Bonchurch. It faces south-east towards the English Channel, and has a one-half-mile shoreline. It stretches from Bordwood Ledge ...

Watcombe Bay

Watcombe Bay is a bay on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies just to the west of Freshwater Bay. It faces south towards the English Channel and is one of the smallest bays of the Isle of Wight. It is cut into the chalk cli ...

Watershoot Bay

Watershoot Bay is a bay on the southernmost tip of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies 1 ⁄ 2 miles to the south-west of the village of Niton. It faces south out into the English Channel, and is one of the smallest and remotest bays of the Isle of ...

Wheelers Bay

Wheelers Bay is a small bay on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies to the east of Ventnor. It faces south-east towards the English Channel, its shoreline is 300 yards in length. A 90-yard section of the bay, to the side of ...

Woody Bay, Isle of Wight

Woody Bay is a small bay on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies south of the village of St. Lawrence. It faces south towards the English Channel, its shoreline is 260 yards in length. The Isle of Wight coastal path runs al ...

St Helens, Isle of Wight

St Helens is a village and civil parish located on the eastern side of the Isle of Wight. The village developed around the village green. It is considered the largest in England but some say it is the second largest. Herbs often used for cricket ...

Sandown

Sandown is a seaside resort and civil parish on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom with the resort of Shanklin to the south and the settlement of Lake in between. Together with Shanklin, Sandown forms a built-up area of 21. ...

Shanklin

Shanklin is a popular seaside resort and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England, located on Sandown Bay. Shanklin is the southernmost of three settlements which occupy the bay, and is close to Lake and Sandown. The sandy beach, its Old Villag ...

Yaverland

Yaverland is a village on the Isle of Wight, just north of Sandown on Sandown Bay. It has about 200 houses. About ​ 1 ⁄ 3 of a mile away from the village is the Yaverland Manor and Church. Holotype fossils have been discovered here of Yaverlandia ...

Barnes Chine

Barnes Chine is a geological feature on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. The chine lies just to the west of a small rise called Barnes High and south west of the hamlet of Yafford. It is a small sandy coastal ravine, one of a n ...

Brook Chine

Brook Chine is a geological feature on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies just to the west of the village of Brook. The hamlet of Brookgreen runs along its southern edge. It is a small coastal gully, one of these valleys ...

Chilton Chine

Chilton Chine is a geological feature on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies to the west of the village of Brighstone. It is a small coastal gully, one of a number of such chines on the island created by stream erosion of ...

Churchill Chine

Churchill Chine is a geological feature on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It is west of the village of Brook and just east of Hanover Point. It is a small sandy coastal gully, one of a number of such chines on the island crea ...

Compton Chine

Compton Chine is a geological feature on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies between the village of Brook to the east and Freshwater Bay to the west. It is a small sandy coastal gully, one of a number of such chines on the ...

Cowleaze Chine

Cowleaze Chine is a geological feature on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies to the west of the village of Little Atherfield. This Chine is just to the West of the great shepherd of the tires. It starts only with the side ...

Grange Chine and Marsh Chine

Grange Chine and Marsh Chine form a geological feature on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. They lie to the south of the village of Brighstone. These two ridges form the largest feature of the tire on the Isle of Wight. Grunge t ...

Ladder Chine

Ladder Chine is a geological feature on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It is west of the village of Chale. It is a sandy coastal ravine, one of a number of such chines on the island created by stream erosion of soft Cretaceou ...

Luccombe Chine

Luccombe Chine is a geological feature and visitor attraction south of the village of Luccombe on the Isle of Wight, England. A wooded coastal ravine, one of a number of such chines on the island created by stream erosion of soft Cretaceous rocks ...

New Chine

New Chine is a geological feature on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It is west of the village of Chale. It is a sandy coastal ravine, one of a number of such chines on the island created by stream erosion of soft Cretaceous r ...

Shanklin Chine

Shanklin Chine is a geological feature and tourist attraction in the town of Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight, England. A wooded coastal ravine, it contains waterfalls, trees and lush vegetation, with footpaths and walkways allowing paid access for ...

Shepherds Chine

Shepherds Chine is a geological feature on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies to the west of the village of Little Atherfield. This gorge is one of the largest on the Isle of Wight. It begins in the A3055 military road an ...

Shippards Chine

Shippards Chine is a geological feature on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It is west of the village of Brook and just north of Hanover Point. It was a small sandy coastal gully, however, he was redirected through the culvert ...

Walpen Chine

Walpen Chine is a geological feature on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It is west of the village of Chale. It is a sandy coastal ravine, one of a number of such chines on the island created by stream erosion of soft Cretaceou ...

Whale Chine

Whale Chine is a geological feature near Chale on the south-west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. One of a number of such chines on the island created by stream erosion of soft Cretaceous and Jurassic rocks, it is a narrow and steep coastal r ...

Widdick Chine

Widdick Chine is a geological feature on the west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It is west of the village of Totland. It is a steep coastal gully, covered with vegetation. The water that was flowing down the slope has been redirected throu ...

Culver Down

Culver Down is a chalk down to the north of Sandown, Isle of Wight. It is believed that its name derives from "Culfre", which is Old English for dove. The down has a typical chalk downland wildlife on the uncultivated areas, usually the southern ...

Dunnose, Isle of Wight

Dunnose is a cape on the Isle of Wight in the English Channel. The headland is visible from well out to sea, and is used in navigation. It has twice been used as the base point for a triangulation of Great Britain. The line of accurately surveyed ...

St Catherines Point

St. Catherines Point is the southernmost point on the Isle of Wight. It is close to the village of Niton and the point where the Back of the Wight changes to the Undercliff of Ventnor. In the neighboring Saint catherines down, St catherines orato ...

Afton Down

Afton Down is a chalk down near the village of Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. Afton Down faces Compton Bay directly to the west, while Freshwater is approximately one mile north. It was a place on the Isle of Wight festival 1970, where the Guin ...

Brading Down

Brading Down is a chalk down southwest of Brading, Isle of Wight. It is a prominent hill which overlooks Sandown Bay, with views across the bay towards Shanklin, Sandown and Culver Down. It is a Local Nature Reserve. Part of the down are private, ...

Garstons Down

Garstons Down is a 20.3 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest which is south of Carisbrooke. The site was notified in 1971 for its biological features.

Tennyson Down

Tennyson Down is a hill at the west end of the Isle of Wight just south of Totland. Tennyson Down is a grassy, whale-backed ridge of chalk which rises to 482 ft/147m above sea level. Tennyson Down is named after the poet Lord Tennyson who lived a ...

Buddle Brook

Buddle Brook a small river on the Isle of Wight, England. The Brook drains water from the southern side of Brighstone Down and as far to the east as the village of Shorwell. Its flow is the greatest of the streams in the South-West of the Island. ...

Brading

The ancient Kynges Towne of Brading is the main town of the civil parish of the same name. The ecclesiastical parish of Brading used to cover about a tenth of the Isle of Wight. The civil parish now includes the town itself and Adgestone, Morton, ...

Calbourne

Calbourne is a village in the civil parish of Calbourne, Newtown and Porchfield, on the Isle of Wight, England. It is located 5 miles from Newport in the west of the island. The village takes its name from the river which flows through the city, ...

Chale

Chale is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight of England, in the United Kingdom. It is located three kilometres from Niton in the south of the Island in the area known as the Back of the Wight. The village of Chale lies at the foot of ...

Lake, Isle of Wight

Lake is a large village and civil parish located on Sandown Bay, on the Isle of Wight, England. It is six miles south-east of Newport situated between Sandown and Shanklin, and 1 ⁄ 2 miles to the east of the hamlet of Apse Heath.

Niton

Niton is a village on the Isle of Wight, west of Ventnor, with a population of 1142. It has one pub, several churches, a pottery workshop/shop, a pharmacy, a busy volunteer run library, a medical centre and three local shops including a post offi ...

Shalfleet

The name "Shalfleet" means "shallow stream". The stream in this case is the stream passing through the village, the Caul Bourne. It was recorded as "Aet Scealdan Fleote" in the 838. In 1086, in the Domesday Book, Shalfleet was called "Selceeflet" ...

Whitwell, Isle of Wight

Whitwell is a small village located on the south of the Isle of Wight, approximately 5 kilometres north-west of Ventnor, the villages nearest town. At the 2011 Census the appropriate civil parish was Niton and Whitwell. In addition to this, it is ...