Watersports in Brighstone
Go up to Cowes - the home of UK sailing. From here you can do whatever sailing course you want, you can even sail around the whole island! For surfing, the islands southern beaches are the "new Cornish coast". For coasteering and sea kayaking, head to Freshwater Bay, only 4 miles from YHA Isle of Wight Brighstone.
What makes it special
- The home of UK sailing
Other things to do nearby
This museum situated in Cowes Library incorporates all aspects of local maritime activity from shipbuilding to sailing.
Visit the royal seaside palace where Queen Victoria lived.
A wonderfully preserved castle, known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned. Don't miss the wonderful Princess Beatrice Garden. There are also regular tournaments and jousts, as w
Discover the important role that Buckler’s Hard played in Britain’s shipbuilding history.
There's lots to enjoy at Beaulieu including the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House, World of Top Gear and the James Bond Exhibition.
The Tennyson Downs walk is an amazing walk with great views across the entire island. Watch out for the rare butterfly resident to the Isle of Wight “the Glanville Fritillary”.
The Tennyson and St Boniface Downs offer some great mountain bike trails.
Cycle around the whole island in a day on the Round the Island cycle route. The route is clearly marked and will give you plenty of time to enjoy the stunning scenery that the island has to offer.
9 miles A pretty and popular old village with thatched cottages tea-gardens galore. There's also a model village, a small toy museum and Cider Barn. Visit the website
3 miles A lovely seaside harbour, great for boat watching and all things nautical, with cafes and restaurants to while away the day. Visit the website
3 miles Good, old-fashioned hands on museum. Activities include 3D dinosaur jigsaws, a fossil sandpit and dinosaur rubbings. Visit the website
Isle of Wight Pearl is not only home to an unmissable collection of pearl jewellery – but there are spectacular cliff-top views over the English Channel, a butterfly meadow, and a café where you can e
One of the best vantage points for watching boats, the park has an aquarium & a reptilarium, history of the Sea museum, model railway, and observatory & planetarium. Visit the Fort's&n
Blackgang Chine is an eccentric mix of exciting rides, goblins and fairies, dinosaurs and nursery rhyme characters designed to appeal to the child in all of us.
Great for anyone who enjoys a quiet relaxing time on the beach or wants an easy walk along the promenade to Colwell Bay. Visit the website
There are plenty of good cycle routes marked on the island. Cycle around the island in a day or two or even three or four.