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Disabled Holidays in the Isle of Wight


A Guide to Disabled Friendly Holidays and Accommodation in The Isle of Wight

Mention The Isle of Wight to most people and the very first image that comes to mind is holidays, nice beaches, festivals, and fun! This is because The Isle of Wight is all that and a whole lot more! Once the home to fashionable Victorians such as the great Charles Dickens, this island, situated just off the South coast of England, measures 23 miles by 13 but lucky for some, is only 2 hours away from the city of London on the ferry. Known as the UK’S holiday island, let us explore disabled holidays in the Isle of Wight.

You will be hard-pressed to find another island of its size, anywhere in the world that offers so much to see and do, which is why most holidays to the Isle of Wight finish with a promise to return as soon as possible! Where else can you find roman villas, dinosaur and fossil tours, historic castles and stunning award-winning beaches in the same place?

Disabled Friendly Accommodation in The Isle of Wight

With over 300 ferry crossings daily, getting to the Isle of Wight is hassle-free and is even more so when you arrive as most areas are flat and wide enough to wheel a chair if you need to. Finding disabled holiday accommodation in The Isle of Wight will be simply a matter of choice. Would you choose a wheelchair accessible bed and breakfast in the Isle of Wight, renowned for their home cooked meals and personal touch, or would you choose a self-catering accommodation in the Isle of Wight? There are traditional cottages, luxury villas, apartments, even yurts and campervans are welcome. Would you prefer a disabled friendly holiday park in the Isle of Wight or a disabled friendly caravan holiday in the Isle of Wight? Decisions, decisions! All these options are available, the hard bit is the choosing!

Disabled Friendly Beaches in The Isle of Wight

Whichever part of the island you wish to stay on, disabled friendly holidays in the Isle of Wight has to include a trip to the beach. The Isle of Wight beaches are award winning and are rated amongst the best in Europe, several of which are blue flag beaches. The most popular are Shanklin, Ventnor and Sandown. Here is a list of disabled friendly beaches in the Isle of Wight: Colwell Bay, Ryde, Sandown, Seagrove Bay, Shanklin, Springvale, St. Helens and Yaverland. These beaches are perfect for disabled holidays in the Isle of Wight as they all provide concrete slipways onto the beaches and esplanades.

Disabled Friendly Restaurants in The Isle of Wight

Eating out? You will be spoilt for choice here, whether you are having lunch or an evening meal. There are several disabled friendly restaurants in the Isle of Wight, few of which are AA Rosette winning restaurants, quite an achievement for such a relatively small place! Seafood lovers? Come on down, this is the place to sample any number of seafood dishes as the place is surrounded by water. Many of these restaurants offer wheelchair access to the premises as well as disabled friendly facilities.

Mobility Scooter Hire in the Isle of Wight

If, for you, disabled holidays in the Isle of Wight means getting out and about, you wont be disappointed either.  The Isle Of Wight is a treasure chess of exciting places to visit and see like Carisbrooke Castle which is steeped in history and pre-dating the Romans, the award-winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway with its full calendar of events and its wheelchair accessible cabins, the Isle of Wight zoo which is a haven for monkey and owl lovers or you could go and visit the Garlic Farm, the UK’s largest specialist garlic grower.  If you rely on a mobility scooter when you visit the Isle of Wight, use the DHG Directory to find suitable companies that hire mobility equipment and deliver to you, wherever you stay.

So as you can see, the Isle of Wight is really a top holiday destination without the air miles! If you are thinking about visiting, I would strongly recommend that you go ahead and get down that Isle!