The Isle of Wight is said to be the sunniest place in the whole of UK, and I can confirm that. As we only had one evening and the following morning to explore the island, we did most driving around. Of course we were tourists, so we visit The Needles. Three distinctive stacks of chalk that rise out of the sea and furthest out is a lighthouse that was built already in 1859. From the same location you can visit an old rocket testing center and 2 old artillery gun batteries. Awesome place to visit!
In the afternoon we were back to the bigger island, UK mainland, and now took a drive along the Jurassic coast down to The Durdle Door and Weymouth. The Durdle door being an natural limestone arch. Very impressive sight.
The whole southern coastline is impressive with its steep cliffs and wildlife!
The flowing day, on the way home, there were still two places that we wanted/had to visit. First being a lighthouse far out of Portland, just south of Weymouth, and the second Chesil Beach.
The lighthouse itself is an awful place to be at when high tides and storms. Actually can be lethal.
The beach then, it is 29 km (18 mi) long, 200 m ( 660 ft ) wide, 15 m (50 ft) high, and a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
South coast, worth visiting over and over again!
|Isle of wight and chalk cliffs|
|Yarmouth, Isle of wight|
|Durdle door info|
|Jurassic coast near Durdle door|
|Near Durdle door|
|Chesil beach info|