Head to Sandown and you can enjoy wonderful bay views, indulge in a spot of golf or even take the kids to the Dinosaur Museum - with so many things to do, you'll struggle to fit it all in.
Sandown's golden sand beach is perfect for a relaxing day in the sun. There's a lovely seafront where you can rent deckchairs and beach huts, and a 19th century pier where there are amusements, mini golf, children's play area and an outdoor funfair. The beach has flown the Seaside Award flag for over a decade and is the perfect place for safe family bathing.
For thrill seekers, Sandown has several watersports centres where you can improve your surfing and windsurfing skills. The most popular base for activities is Sandown Bay.
If you want to take in the beautiful sights of Sandown take a walk around Culver Down. The beautiful coastal path offers panoramic landscapes with great views across the English Channel.
Dinosaur Isle is the first purpose built dinosaur attraction in the UK. With life sized models of dinosaurs and excavated dinosaur skeletons, a trip here is sure to provide a quirky and fun day out, with lots of hands-on activities teaching visitors about all the different types of dinosaur.
Sandown is also the home of the Isle of Wight Zoo, where you can get close to animals, from lemurs to lions. The Zoo also runs tours of different exhibitions all day long and you'll have lots of chances to watch the zoo keepers feed the animals. For the younger kids, Zoolittle Farm is the perfect place to see rabbits and goats.