Steephill Cove

Another new sightseeing spot to check off our Isle of Wight list is up next – the quaint little hamlet of Steephill Cove.

Tucked away at the foot of the Ventnor Undercliff area, and only accessible by foot it really is one of the Isle of Wight’s true hidden gems.

From a distance it is not hard to see why this charming little spot earned its moniker! It’s a bit of a steep scramble down to reach it – but believe me it is worth it!

We’re walking to it from Ventnor Botanical gardens as we’ve already paid to park there. You can’t drive down so you have to find parking on the road above.

It might only be literally a handful of houses plus somewhere to grab food and an ice-cream, but it is so delightful that you can’t help but fall in love with it!

This tiny fishing cove boasts a beautiful beach, a clutch of charming beachfront accommodations and not much else.

The resident fishermen have been practising their tradition since the 1400’s along this coastline and you can enjoy the freshest catch of the day at one of the little eateries.

One of the stripey beach huts above holds a hidden surprise – it’s actually the entrance to a gorgeous little holiday let.

The rapidly tanning bearded one attempts to blend into the weathered old wood . . .

Everything seems as if it is part of a quaint little film set, from the stripy beach huts to colourful fishing floats and rope that adorn every home.

In the distance the white building is the old lighthouse which is available for a perfectly positioned holiday let.

Published by collymarples

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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