Isle of Wight

Follow the splendid coastline on Military Road.

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Isle of Wight
  • United Kingdom, Europe
  • 21 km
  • 26 min

Rated as one of the most scenic drives of the United Kingdom, The Military Road on the Isle of Wight will not disappoint you. The road takes you to the most scenic part of the coastline offering spectacular views of England’s largest island.

The Military road stretches from Chale to Freshwater Bay, however, the destination of this route is on the westernmost point of the island: The Needles Landmark. Park your car and ride the colorful chairlift to take in the magnificent views of the row of three distinctive stacks of chalk rising 30 m. out of the sea. Hike down to Alum Bay for some more eye candy. For years this beach has flocked people filling little bottles with different shades of sand from its multi-colored sand cliffs. Nowadays the cliffs are protected, but the dramatic views remain unbeatable.

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