Local Shops include a Convenience Store, Newsagent, Laundrette, Hairdresser, Café,  Fish & Chip Shop, Chinese Takeaway & superb Indian restaurant, Bombay Palace.

Further afield in the Town (about 10 minutes walk) are an abundance of good restaurants, bars and shops as well as the usual banks etc,  a Co-operative store and the Commodore Cinema and Bingo Club.

On the Esplanade, within a few minutes walk, you will find the following amenities:-

Heated swimming pool
Boating Lake
Childrens paddling pool
Green and Tenpin Bowling
Ice Skating
Peter Pan Playground

The vast beach opposite Lionstone House is very sandy and ideal for flying kites and because the water is shallow it is also very popular for Kite Surfing;

About 10 mins walk along the Esplanade takes you to Puckpool Park with crazy golf,  tennis, large childrens’ playground and Puckpool Tea Gardens.

Other places nearby are:

Waltzing Waters (coloured fountains moving to music)
Westridge Golf Centre
Rosemary Vineyard, Ryde
Roman Villa, Brading
Butterfly and Fountain World, Wootton on the way to Newport (about 6 miles)                     IOW Bus Museum

The IOW Bus Museum has a Bus Running weekend 20th/21st May, and a Beer and Buses Weekend 14th/15th October.  (Click on link for more details.) There are plenty of local walks including a coastal walk to Seaview via the bird watching facility on the Duver and a countryside walk to the west towards Fishbourne via Ryde Golf Course and Quarr Abbey, which is a fascinating building in extensive grounds with another lovely café.  For more serious walkers there is the Isle of Wight Walking Festival  (April 30th – 15th May)  and Walk the Wight, long and short walk, on May 15th for the Hospice.  Another great way to see the Island is by bike & we have the IOW Cycling Festival each year.  (5th – 27th September 2016)

There are a vast range of leaflets in our entrance hall with information on attractions & events all over the island and a binder in each apartment with useful information.