Isle of Wight Coast Path

A circular walking holiday following the spectacular coastal path of the Isle of Wight.

3 to 8 nights
31-70 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

From £290 per person

About the trail

The path around the Isle of Wight's fantastic coastline is a truly satisfying walking adventure. The variety of coastal scenery is amazing, featuring 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 walk the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

Customer reviews from the Isle of Wight Coast Path

“We were blessed with fantastic weather, so we really saw the Isle of Wight at its best. All our transitions went smoothly and without a hitch. Thank you! Our information pack is always very informative and has every piece of information we need. The B&Bs are expecting us, our bags are there on arrival, and we always feel welcome and recognised as part of Contours.”
Mrs Ellington, UK
“Isle of Wight Coastal Path is a good way of visiting/viewing the island.”
Mr Handley, UK
“Very well organised – it all worked exactly as expected.”
Mrs Thompson, UK
“Enjoyed our walk immensely. Very impressed with Contours Walking Holidays!”
Ms Scott-Worthington, UK
“The logistics were organised well.”
Mr Cramer, Netherlands
“All arrangements were perfect. Route was well signposted.”
Mrs Sheetz, USA
“It was a wonderful walk that combined gorgeous and rugged landscape with some gentler sections. Enjoyable historic and cultural features including Osborne House. Well organised, all went according to plan.”
Mr Hill, 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
"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)