By Michael Edwards on Jun 10, 2019 in Accommodation, Attractions, Cruises & Boat Travel, Europe, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Regions, Restaurants, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe
The short voyage across the Solent, sometimes as little as 22 minutes, makes a visit to the Isle of Wight an adventure. Not only are crossings fast, they are very frequent too.
You are embarking on a mini-cruise when you take Wightlink from Lymington, Portsmouth or Southampton to the Isle of Wight. Although the ferry crossings are quick there’s usually time for a coffee or light lunch as you watch the island approaching. Many people take their car but with the Island’s extensive bus services others decide to cross as foot passengers.
The image below is of stunning Compton Beach on the island’s South West coast, located in an Area of Natural Beauty.