The Island Coaster

4 years ago Fri 5th Apr 2019

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Daily: 6th April to 28th September

Follow miles of stunning Isle of Wight coastline from the east side round to the west. Views along this route are unparalleled, offering breath-taking rural and coastal views as far as the eye can see.

Hop on at Ryde and follow the shoreline round to Bembridge, the most eastern point of the Island, down to Sandown, Lake and Shanklin. Journey through Ventnor, Whitwell and Chale on the south side of the Island, before cruising the Military Road towards Freshwater and the iconic Needles Landmark Attraction at Alum Bay.

Offering panoramic views from the top deck, the Island Coaster is a great way to see more of the Island.

Stop off at...

Meet the meerkats, visit the tigers, pet the lemurs – there is so much to do at Sandown Zoo. Call ahead to book a unique feeding experience, or to become a keeper for the day!

The ultimate British seaside experience, stop off for an ice cream and a paddle on Sandown Beach. Don’t forget your bucket and spade!

Renowned for its golden sandy beaches and award-winning clean tides, Shanklin Esplanade is the perfect spot for the day out. Along the seafront you’ll find pubs, restaurants, ice cream and amusements.

Blackgang Chine is a great day out for all the family. Set atop the cliffs at Blackgang, the adventure park offers an eccentric mix of rides and activities from a dinosaur safari to a cowboy village, from a pirate ship to a princess castle! In 2017 the park opened its newest attraction, the Underwater Kingdom, complete with animatronic creatures, a shipwreck and a coral reef.

Learn more about the fascinating world of freshwater pearls with a fun and free Pearl Masterclass at Isle of Wight Pearl. A family run business and jeweller for nearly 30 years, the team are experts in pearls and offer a unique range of stunning jewellery in the shop. You can also pick your own oyster and pearl at the centre, with the team able to create a unique piece of jewellery just for you.

Enjoy panoramic views of the Island and out to sea as you cruise along the Military Road. The Island’s own version of route 66.

A picturesque cove complete with a pebble beach, rock pools and caves, Freshwater Bay is a beautiful destination set beneath the towering white cliffs of Tennyson Down.

Book in for a glass blowing demonstration, enjoy fairground rides and games and create your very own sand ornament made from Alum Bay’s coloured sands! Don’t forget to take the famous chair lift down to the bay, offering amazing views of the iconic Needles and surrounding blue waters.

A charming seaside town, Yarmouth offers a great range of boutique shops, delicatessens and eateries. Take a stroll along Yarmouth’s pretty pier for the best views of the water and surrounding areas – the longest timber pier in England.
We offer a wide range of tickets to suit your needs whether you are a visitor, Island resident or occasional traveller. Adult fares apply to anyone aged 19 years and over and we offer discounted fares for children and young adults.

Children under 5 travel free.
Available for unlimited travel across our network for either 24 or 48 hours, ideal if you are out and about for a day or a weekend.

Group tickets are also available for up to 5 people travelling together. Buy from the driver with cash or from our travel shop in Newport, Yarmouth or Ryde bus stations.