The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England and is famous for many things but particularly for The Needles, three distinctive chalk stacks that feature in almost every image of the island. There are some superb beaches with their famous colourful beach huts. The Isle is a lively place particularly in the summer with festivals, gigg racing, sailing regattas and much more. As well as beautiful beaches and seafront dining other top places to visit include: Shanklin Theatre and Bembridge Lifeboat Station, Osbourne House and The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. Find your luxury cottage in The Isle of Wight with Handpicked Cottages.