The Isle of Wight Coastal Path is a circular long-distance  footpath of 70 miles around the Isle of Wight, UK.  It  follows public footpaths and minor lanes, with some  sections along roads. We took 72 miles!


Ryde to East Cowes

Sat 19 May 2018

8 miles


West Cowes to Shalfleet

Sun 2 Jun 2018

9 miles


Shalfleet to Yarmouth

Sun 10 Jun 2018

8 miles


Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay

Thu 11 Apr 2019

9 miles


Freshwater Bay to Brighstone

Fri 12 Apr 2019

6 miles


Brighstone to  St Catherine’s Point

Sat 6 Jul 2019

8 miles


St Catherine’s Point to Ventnor

Wed 10 Apr 2019

6 miles


Ventnor to Sandown

Sun 12 May 2019

6 miles


Sandown to Bembridge

Sun 23 Jun 2019

6 miles


Bembridge to Ryde

Sun 21 Jul 2019

6 miles

The Isle of Wight Coastal Path

After completing the South Downs Way, it became clear that we needed another challenge, because all our supporters wanted to know where we would go next!  The IOW Coastal Path was a brilliant idea because it was all achievable by public transport and it would give us some nice flat walks by the sea…….

There were indeed a few sections like this but the IOW Tourist Board was economical with the truth in calling the path coastal in some places, such as the housing estates on the north side and the fast roads with no pavements.  Other sections provided challenging terrain, with serious mud after rain, the usual steps for people with longer legs and diversions due to the coastal erosion.

But there were some wonderful stretches with panoramic sea views, white cliffs and easy walking. These are the places that we will go back to and undertake our very own triathlon (train, ferry, bus) plus a few miles of walking and always, an ice cream at the end.

The Isle of Wight Coastal Path