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:-
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.