We’re very proud of our home on the Isle of Wight. It offers a gentle and healthy lifestyle that’s in keeping with our philosophy and our focus on natural beauty and wellbeing. From panoramic landscapes and iconic landmarks to beautiful beaches and charming villages, the Island is a treasure trove of stunning scenery and a constant source of inspiration.
We’ve handpicked our top 10 favourite Isle of Wight gems to share with you, so you can discover its beauty for yourself…
Our Island gems
Osborne House, East Cowes
The Island's most iconic residence was acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1845 and soon became a holiday haven for the monarch. Delve into the opulence of an age gone by, with stately rooms lined with portraits, frescoes and marble sculptures and tributes to the British Empire. We love the Italianate gardens, which boast a summer house, a museum, and a miniature fort and barracks.
Our Island store, Ryde
Our very first Liz Earle store, located on Union Street in Ryde, holds a special place in our hearts. Pop in and visit the friendly team who’ll happily help you with your skincare queries and talk you through our full product range while you enjoy a cup of herbal tea.
22 Union Street, Ryde
+44 (0)1983 813 980
Walk from Ryde to Seaview
The two-mile journey from Ryde to the quaint village of Seaview promises myriad charms. Amble along the coastal path, enjoying memorable views of the Solent (particularly lovely at sunset) as you head towards Seaview, a nostalgic haven that boasts some of our favourite beaches.
Ventnor Haven Fishery, Eastern Esplanade
Sample the freshest catch of the day as soon as it arrives on owner Geoff Blake's boat. As well as purchasing lobster, crab, shellfish, plaice, sea bass, cod and more, you can enjoy our favourite seaside indulgence – the fishery's much celebrated sustainable fish and chips.
+44 (0)1983 852 176
St. Catherine’s Point and Lighthouse, near Ventnor
For stunning coastal views, head to the Island's most southerly point just five miles from Ventnor and close to the village of Niton. Take a tour of the historical St. Catherine's Lighthouse, then climb the 94 steps of this landmark, built in 1838. A quick drink at the nearby Buddle Inn is always on our itinerary.
Cliffs of Compton Bay, West Wight
You’ll be captivated by the wild splendour of Compton Bay, a sandy stretch much loved by surfers and paragliders for its rugged high cliffs and tenacious waves. The perfect picnic location, it's also a great fossil-hunting spot – see if you can find the dinosaur footprints when the tide is low.
Newtown National Nature Reserve
Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Newtown National Nature Reserve encompasses important habitats including mud-flats, salt marshes, ancient woodlands and meadows, as well as a breathtaking number of unusual birds, wildfowl and wild plants.
The Island Wellness Spa at The West Bay Club
Kim Buckland MBE (co-founder of Liz Earle Naturally Active) recently opened The Island Wellness Spa. As part of an exclusive new partnership with the spa, the House of Liz Earle Beauty and Naturally Active Retreats have launched. Relax and restore your wellbeing with a few hours of luxury or make a break of it for a complete pampering experience.
Fun for all the family, it’s the perfect place for an adventure. Go glamping, do some exciting activities such as rock climbing and zorbing, or say hello to the animals at Tapnell Farm Park – meerkats, alpacas, and more await! Also, look out for the Liz Earle cows, The Botanical Beauties, when you visit.
Ryde is a 10–15 minute crossing from either Portsmouth or Southsea and 90 minutes from London.