GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Isle of Wight Coast Path

70 miles (113 km)

Explore the stunning coastline of this beautiful island on this circular walk.
The walk begins at Cowes and passes the lovely Gurnard and Thorness Bays before coming to Newton, with its delightful wildlife Nature Reserve. You continue along the Newton River estuary, passing Newton Bay on your way to the popular town of Yarmouth where the ferry arrives from Lymington. Here you will cross the river Yar and pass the castle before coming to the village of Freshwater.
The path then leads you to the south west tip of the island where you will pass the beautiful Alum Bay and the famous Needles rocks. The Needles Park is one of the most popular attractions on the island and includes a chairlift which gives fabulous views of the Needles Rocks and Lighthouse.
From the Needles you head east towards St Catherine's point, passing Freshwater, Brighstone and Chale Bay.
After rounding St Catherine's point (the southernmost point of the island) and lighthouse you pass a series of pretty bays and coves on your way to the popular seaside resort at Ventnor.
The path then visits two more lovely seaside resorts at Shanklin and Sandown. Shanklin has a picturesque old town and a pretty esplanade with a number of hotels and restaurants. Sandown Bay is also attractive with a popular stretch of golden sand and the interesting Victorian town to explore.
You then round the chalk down at Culver Down, before passing Bembridge with its pretty harbour, bays and beaches. Next stop is the seaside resort at Ryde with beaches and the esplanade to enjoy.
The final section takes you from Ryde to Cowes, crossing Wooton creek and passing Osborne House. The house was built between 1845 and 1851 forQueen VictoriaandPrince Albertas a summer home and boasts stunning gardens, state rooms and galleries.
Soon after you cross the river Medina and arrive at the finish point at Cowes harbour.

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Isle of Wight Coast Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Harbour in Cowes

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Newtown Creek

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High tide on the saltmarsh, Freshwater

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Alum Bay

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Freshwater Bay

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Sandown beach

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Fishbourne

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Osborne House

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GPS Files

GPX File

Isle of Wight Coast Path.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

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