Portrait of the Isle of Wight Coast (Hardback)Geraint Tellem (author)
Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 31/07/2010
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The Isle of Wight is without a doubt one of the most picturesque areas of Britain, a distinction largely attributable to its coastline. Approximately 60 miles in length the coast contains a stunning variety of features, most notably in the south and west of the island, where dramatic chalk cliffs are continuously sculpted by the pounding of the ocean. Elsewhere, tidal estuaries and salt marsh teem with wildlife, whilst the main resorts of Ryde, Ventnor, Shanklin and Sandown boast fine beaches frequented by tourists since the mid-nineteenth century.The port of Cowes is world-famous as an international yachting centre and becomes the focal point of the island during Cowes Week, the first week in August. Nearly half of the island
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 214 x 230 mm
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