An explorer's guide to the islands of Britain

Steephill Cove

A pretty, hidden sandy cove along The Undercliff near Ventnor with a handful of traditional shacks, cottages, and cafes that feels like a step back in time. With no road access it is a tranquil spot to indulge in fresh lobster and crab, people watch and laze in a deck-chair with a coffee. The Cove’s Boathouse Restaurant cooks up the day’s catch from local fishermen and the Crab Shed features the catch of the day, fresh mackerel and the popular albeit small crab pasties. Access by walking the coast path around The Cove is highly recommended, otherwise there are carparks along Steephill Road.

Whilst you are on the Isle of Wight why not try:

Walk to the Isle of Wight’s highpoint on St Boniface Down

Enjoy a swim and crab pasty at Steephill Cove

The Needles and Tennyson Down circular walk

Watch an Isle of Wight sunset

Circular walk St Catherine’s Oratory

Look for the Milky Way

Spot a sea eagle

Go fossil hunting

Go rock pooling at Bembridge

Go star gazing

Ride The Needles chairlift

Other islands nearby:

Brownsea Island

Hayling Island

Portsea Island

Thorney Island

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