An Insight to……

Cornwall

On the south western tip of England you will find the beautiful county of Cornwall, forming a area of wild moorland and hundreds of sandy beaches ending at the rugged Lands End.

Also known as the Cornish Riviera, this part of our beautiful south coast is home to picturesque harbour villages such as Falmouth, Boscastle, Mousehole, Port Isaac and Polperro just to name a few.

Along the North coast stretching for over forty miles with its towering cliffs  and seaside resorts you will find Newquay known for inviting those thrill seekers for its surfing, the mile wide sandy bays are popular with surfers and families, Bude along to Perranporth, with its wild landscapes and only the cliffs for protection against the sea, makes for such a perfect get-away.

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Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful island found just off the south coast of England.

The island has resorts that have been holiday destinations since the Victorian times, known for its mild climate, beautiful coastal scenery, downs and chines, its also known for its beautiful sandy beaches such as Shanklin, Sandown and Ryde and south-facing Ventnor Beach and seafront promenades. It has well-conserved wildlife and some of the richest cliffs and quarries for dinosaur fossils in Europe have been found here especially Compton Bay and Yaverland beach.

On the island’s most western point you will find “The Needles” these are three huge, white chalk rocks, guarded by a 19th-century lighthouse.

The island has been home to the poets Swinburne and Tennyson and to HRH Queen Victoria, who built her much-loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes. It has a maritime and industrial tradition including boat-building, sail-making, the manufacture of flying boats, the hovercraft, and Britain’s space rockets, annual music festivals including the Isle of Wight Festival, which in 1970 was the largest rock music event ever held.

The island has played an important part in the defence of the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth, and been near the front-line of conflicts through the ages, including the Spanish Armada and the Battle of Britain.

The quickest public transport link to the mainland is the hovercraft from Ryde to Southsea; three vehicle ferries and two catamaran services cross the Solent to Southampton, Lymington and Portsmouth.