Isle of Wight Coast Path

Isle of Wight Coast Path

A circular walking holiday circumnavigating the spectacular Isle of Wight.

3 to 8 nights
33-71 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

From £330 per person

About the trail

We offer full-route and short break walking options along the Isle of Wight Coast Path. The variety of coastal scenery on this stunning walking holiday spans towering white cliffs, the spectacular chalk stacks of ‘The Needles', the multi-coloured sands of Alum Bay and many more sights of natural beauty. There are plenty of wonderful settlements to explore, including thatched villages, lively seaside resorts and bustling harbours.

Other features of interest include a fossil forest, Yarmouth Castle, Palmerston-era forts and Osbourne House, among many others. By circumnavigating the entire island, the Isle of Wight Coast Path successfully showcases everything this fabulous region has to offer.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Customer reviews from the Isle of Wight Coast Path

“Great holiday. We were impressed with the overall experience of booking with Contours. We would book with you again, in fact friends are already intending to do so.”
Mr Jefferys, UK
“An enjoyable week of walking and B&B. Facilities were generally very good. We enjoyed out holiday. The accommodation provided was generally good and some were excellent. The holiday pack was really useful as was the information booklet.”
Mrs Bedwell, UK
“All the B&Bs booked were to a good standard, albeit each one was very different. Already discussing next year’s venture!”
Mrs Riley, UK
“Very well organised – it all worked exactly as expected.”
Mrs Thompson, UK
“All in all we had a wonderful holiday and I recommend the Isle of Wight to anyone looking for a coastal walk with slight differences.”
Mrs Boon, UK
“Good accommodation overall and good walking country. Happy with everything. Always good service and support. No probs with luggage transfers - slick!”
Mr Walsh, UK
“It was really lovely. The weather was great and we met some wonderful people. Views were stunning.”
Mr Berberich, USA
“A good medium challenge long distance walk.”
Mr Wilkinson, UK
“First time to the Isle of Wight for some of us. Varied walking, nothing too strenuous, lovely countryside and views for much of the way. Generally excellent accommodation.”
Mr Parkinson, UK
"The Mermaid and the Stag, Freshwater Bay" by Tracey Horton (2022)
"Tennyson Monument" by Tracey Horton (2022)
"The First Climb of the Day after Sandown" by David Keogh (2021)
"Gate Art after Freshwater Bay" by David Keogh (2021)
"Atherfield Bay" by Paul Copsey (2021)
"Freshwater Bay" by David Law (2019)
"Whitecliff Bay" by Bob Parkinson (2018)
"Walking on Tennyson Down" by Bob Parkinson (2018)
"The Needles" by Bob Parkinson (2018)
"Bembridge Harbour" by Bob Parkinson (2018)
"Descending near Woody Point" by Bob Parkinson (2018)
"Eroded Cliffs beyond Barnes High" by Bob Parkinson (2018)
"Red Sandstone Cliffs" by Lucy Coward (2018)
"Brightstone Bay" by Lucy Coward (2018)
"Old Battery and the Needles" by Christopher Talbot-Ponsonby (2017)
"St. Catherines Lighthouse" by Christopher Talbot-Ponsonby (2017)
"Ventnor Sea Wall" by Christopher Talbot-Ponsonby (2017)
"Looking back to Freshwater Bay" by David Conway (2017)
"Always Use the Gate" by David Conway (2017)
"Freshwater Bay" by David Conway (2017)
"Leaving Sandown" by David Conway (2017)
"Deckchairs at Shanklin" by Pauline Ellington (2017)
"Hamstead Point" by Pauline Ellington (2017)
"Heading Towards Brightstone Bay" by Pauline Ellington (2017)
"Beach Huts at Ventnor" by Pauline Ellington (2017)
"St. Catherines Head Lighthouse" by Royston Skucek (2017)
"Bembridge" by Laurence Levine (2017)
"Alum Bay" by Laurence Levine (2017)
"Freshwater Bay" by Laurence Levine (2017)