Best views on the Island

“Sometimes you just have to be honest — Tapnell Farm boasts the best views on the island!”

Our elevated position offers panoramas of the English Channel, mainland, Afton & Tennyson Downs, and the stunning Tennyson Monument. But we understand variety is the spice of life so here are a few other options with idyllic lookout spots.

the george hotel best views

The George Hotel & Restaurant, Yarmouth (01983 760331, PO41 0PE)

A gracious 17th century former townhouse located right on the water’s edge between the castle and pier in Yarmouth. Grab a pint of ale, watch the yachts bobbing up and down in the harbor and catch a glimpse of the ferries.

needles battery cafe best views

Needles Battery Café (PO39 0JH)

National Trust run café in the Victorian coastal defence and secret rocket testing site perched high above the Needles Rocks. Limited disabled park, 3/4 mile walk from Alum Bay car park.

the sun inn best views

The Sun Inn, Hulverstone (01983 741124, PO31 4EH))

This 600-year-old pub is nestled in stunning, sheltered countryside near Brook Chine on the southwestern coast of the island. The beer garden is a great place to gaze out across the sparkling open sea.

the waterfront best views

The Waterfront, Totland Bay (01983 756969, PO39 0BQ)

This is the perfect place to catch the sun setting in the west with a glass of wine and a helping of King Prawn Linguine from the new “Mediterranean Kitchen.” Live bands also play every Friday.