The town of Ventnor lies to the South of the Island and was first built as a health Spa by the Victorians on a series of terraces beneath St Boniface Down, one of the highest points of the Island.
Ventnor has a good selection of shops from general goods to antique and bric-a-brac shops as well as many cafes and restaurants, some specialising in local fish menus. The Esplanade boasts fine beaches for swimming with a mixture of sand and shingle. Ventnor Botanical Gardens lies to the West and contains many species of tropical plants in a sub-tropic paradise.
Further information on attractions to discover in the area and other interesting villages to visit is available. For information on public services for Isle of Wight please take a look at the Isle of Wight local pages.