Ten reasons why the Isle of Wight is a great place to live and work!

  1. Award-winning beaches – with 57 miles of coastline to explore, the beach is never far away
  2. Sunniest place in the UK – more than 37 hours of sunshine a week compared to the national average of 29.7 hours
  3. Cycling heaven – some of the smoothest roads in the country which attract top cyclists including Sir Bradley Wiggins! Miles of road and off-road cycling routes to suit all ages and abilities, plus a dedicated mountain bike trails centre
  4. History – the Island was good enough for royalty with Queen Victoria spending time at her home at Osborne. The Island has also been home to or visited by Tennyson, Marconi, Churchill and King Charles I
  5. Natural beauty – around half of the island is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with some of the country’s finest land and seascapes, estuaries, woodlands and chalk downs
  6. Sailing – if being on the water floats your boat then the Island is perfect for you with clubs dotted around the coast and world class sailing events throughout the year
  7. Foodie paradise – so many delicious local ingredients to choose from, and if you don’t fancy being the chef, pop to one of the Island’s many  pubs or restaurants (many with views overlooking the sea)
  8. Walking – more than 500 miles of footpaths to choose from, why not challenge yourself to ‘Walk the Wight’ – an annual charity hike across the Island from East to West
  9. Festivals – its not just music festivals that the Island is famous for, there’s also comedy, literature, walking, cycling – even a garlic festival!
  10. Well connected – Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel offer regular services to and from the Island