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Indulge in delicious cuisine and stunning vistas while enjoying one of the best ways to soak up the Isle of Wight’s beauty – from the elevated terraces of our popular bars and restaurants. Take full advantage of our unique microclimate and those precious extra hours of sunshine. Whether you're in the mood for a lively atmosphere or a peaceful retreat, the Island's elevated terraces offer something for everyone. From historic hotels to chic cafes, each spot provides a unique perspective on the Island’s breathtaking landscapes.

Here's to unforgettable moments and stunning vistas - cheers!

The Wellington Hotel, Ventnor

The Wellington Hotel, Ventnor

Nestled in the Mediterranean-style town of Ventnor, The Wellington Hotel boasts a terrace that offers sweeping views of the English Channel. This gorgeous hotel combines Victorian charm with modern comforts. The terrace is a perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing drink while watching the sunset over the sea. Take a look at some of their events that run through the summer and make the most of the unique space - such as the famous Ibiza Anthem Party.

The Terrace, Yarmouth

As its name suggests, The Terrace in Yarmouth is all about the view. Overlooking Yarmouth Harbour and The Solent, this stylish venue offers a relaxed atmosphere with contemporary decor. The outdoor terrace is a popular spot, providing stunning views of the water and the bobbing yachts. It's an ideal place to unwind with a cocktail or enjoy a seafood platter while taking in possibly one of the best sunset spots on the Island.

The Terrace Rooms & Wine, Ventnor

Another gem in Ventnor, The Terrace Rooms & Wine offers a more intimate setting. This boutique hotel and wine bar has a cosy terrace that overlooks the beach and the sea beyond. With a carefully curated selection of wines and a menu that focuses on local produce, this is a perfect spot for a romantic evening or a quiet afternoon with friends. The elevated position of the terrace ensures you have a clear view of the horizon, making it a serene spot.

The Globe, Cowes

Located in the bustling sailing town of Cowes, The Globe is a lively bar known for its vibrant atmosphere and excellent drinks menu. The Rooftop Lounge Terrace provides a fantastic vantage point to watch the busy harbour life and the annual sailing regattas for which Cowes is famous. Add in mix of lively entertainment and spectacular views for the perfect party place.

The Terrace Rooms and Wine, Ventnor

The Royal Hotel, Ventnor

A landmark of luxury since 1832, The Royal Hotel in Ventnor offers elegance and charm with its beautiful gardens and sea views. The small yet perfectly formed elevated garden terrace is a highlight, offering guests a secluded setting to enjoy a spot of afternoon tea or a fine dining experience. Overlooking the town and out across the Channel, it’s the perfect place for relaxation and indulgence.

The Woodvale, Gurnard

The Woodvale in Gurnard is a quintessential British pub with a prime location. Its stepped garden terrace offers stunning views across the Solent, making it a popular spot for both locals and tourists. With a menu that features classic pub fare and a wide selection of ales and ciders, The Woodvale is perfect for a laid-back evening. The terrace is particularly enticing at sunset, providing a picturesque end to the day.

The Spyglass, Ventnor

Perched on the cliffs of Ventnor, The Spyglass Inn is a historic pub with a terrace that offers unbeatable views of the English Channel. Known for its nautical theme and live music, The Spyglass provides a unique and entertaining atmosphere. The outdoor seating area is ideal for enjoying a pint of local ale while taking in the stunning scenery. It's a place where history, music, and good times meet.

The Reef, Sandown

Situated in the seaside town of Sandown, The Reef is a contemporary bar and restaurant with a terrace that is just a stone's throw from the golden sandy beach. The modern decor and relaxed vibe make it a great spot for families and groups to relax on the decked terrace. The menu features a variety of dishes, including fresh seafood and vegetarian options and is famous for its cocktails. The elevated seating area provides panoramic views of Sandown Bay, making it an excellent choice for a leisurely meal with a view.

The Woodvale, Gurnard

Captains Cabin, Freshwater

Captains Cabin in Colwell is a seasonal family-friendly seaside licensed cafe with a terrace that offers a spectacular view of The Solent and Hurst Point. The terrace provides a great vantage point to watch the boats come and go, as well as paddleboarders and swimmers. It's perfect for a cooked breakfast or a casual meal with friends and family.

The Bandstand, Sandown

As the name suggests, The Bandstand in Sandown is a unique venue built around an old bandstand structure. This award-winning restaurant has a 360-degree panoramic view overlooking Sandown Bay. The Bandstand has been lovingly restored to retain the bandstand's vintage charm and architectural features, and a glass upper seating area has been created to give you a dining experience that's truly unique. Full-height windows slide back in the warm summer months, giving you a direct connection with the coastline.

South East Beach Cafe, Shanklin

Located on the beachfront in Shanklin, the South East Beach Cafe offers a laid-back atmosphere with stunning views of the sea. The terrace provides an excellent spot to enjoy a coffee or a light meal while watching the waves roll in. The open kitchen makes for great entertainment as you watch the chefs prepare the dishes, it's a perfect spot for a relaxed afternoon by the beach.