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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Restaurant
“Emma And John are seasonal here but its great on the beach and they will probably let you sit at their other hut after you've eaten for the whole day! Great swimming , car park up the steps not suitable for infirm people to get to .”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“...it's across the road! Friendly pub with good food and live music Friday evenings in season. World famous - Four in a Bed on Channel 4!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Excellent spot to enjoy an early evening glass of wine in their little garden overlooking the sea. Walkable from the cottage.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“One of my favourite places to eat and has entertainment on various evenings as well. An absolute must for a great atmosphere and food.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“...the food is absolutely superb. Run by Dawn and Catherine, they are usually fully booked for the whole of July and August way ahead of time - call way before your holiday starts to avoid disappointment!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Small shop with limited range of items but mostly what you need. There's a larger Co-Op store on Lane End Rd if you need a wider range of items.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Looking for vegetarian and gluten free options? This is your go to place. Friendly, with an open kitchen ,this is a good place to eat and the fresh produce is excellent. Highchairs are available and dogs are allowed. Downstairs in the shop the sourdough loaves are fantastic.”
  • 5 locals recommend
School
“This is great for kids of all ages and abilities. Do book in advance. At low tide you can ride along the beach which is a memorable experience”
  • 4 locals recommend
English Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Fantastic gift shop next to the bakery, lots of gorgeous gifts if you're looking for something a bit different”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Wonderful fresh local crab. As the logo goes 'Fish so fresh make sure it doesn't eat your chips!'”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“...there's a fab view and a warm welcome. They also do shellfish platters, crab sandwiches, fresh lobster with a bottle of crisp white. Yum!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Another great, sandy IoW beach with views across Bembridge Harbour to St Helens. Park in the car park in the sand dunes off Embankment Rd, near Beach Rd. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Premise
“National Trust property and over £5 to go in if you are not a member. No coffee room, small shop. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
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“The last windmill on the Isle of Wight. Nice walk from there down into the woods too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“...it's 50 yards away and on the beach. Great traditional cafe with food, sweeties and lollies for the kids. Also sells essential inexpensive but completely necessary plastic toys for the beach! Let the kids play in the sand whilst you have a well-earned cuppa.”
  • 3 locals recommend