Attractions in and around Ventnor

St Boniface Down: The highest point on the island, is reached by a footpath from the old railway station in Mitchell Avenue. The view is amazing, and once you’re there you can walk over the downs to Shanklin or Appuldurcombe or walk back via the undercliff and Bonchurch. The top can also be reached by car from Down Lane on the right as you are leaving Ventnor on the Newport road.
Botanic Garden: This is a pleasant walk away around the coast path and has exotic plants from around the world in themed gardens within a landscaped setting. The temperate house has many exotic species in a ‘tropical’ climate. A charge is made for admission. More info ….
Steephill Cove: This lies on the round-island coastal path, between Ventnor Bay and the Botanic Garden. Steephill remains a tranquil retreat with an appearance that has changed little with the centuries. It is still a working port, with crab and lobster fishermen bringing in their daily catch and the opportunity to sample it on the beach.
Longshoreman Museum: Housed in a converted cottage on the Western Esplanade with a small personal collection of historical and nautical items.
Cascade and Paddling Pool: on the cliff at the eastern end of the bay is a lovely garden with water (the former mill stream) tumbling down through it ending with an Isle of Wight shaped paddling pool on the Esplanade.
Botanic Gardens
Paddling Pool
Steephill Cove
Boat trips: Cheetah Marine operate boat trips in season along the coast by catamaran from Ventnor Haven harbour.
Ventnor Heritage Museum: The Ventnor Heritage Museum in Spring Hill has displays of old photographs, prints, documents, and artefacts relating to Ventnor and district. There are also exhibits about the local railway with models. More info ….
Ventnor Park: On Park Avenue has a bandstand, which was originally at the end of Ventnor Pier, and Putting Green as well as the usual amenities.