The Isle of Wight is the Place to be this Summer, says Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries

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The Isle of Wight is enjoying a booking bonanza as UK holidaymakers elect to stay closer to home and enjoy the best the UK has to offer this summer.

Voted the sunniest place in Britain, the Isle of Wight is proving a popular alternative to Cornwall and other south coast resorts. Southampton based ferry operator, Red Funnel reports that it has already carried 13% more customers this year and forward bookings remain strong for the key summer months.

The Island really bursts into life in the summer with lots of things to do for families and couples of all ages. The Island’s award winning blue flag beaches, fascinating rock pools and unspoilt coastline provide a real playground for sun worshippers, sailors and water sport fanatics.

There are countless events and festivals throughout the year. Music lovers are spoilt for choice with jazz, folk, world, rock and alternative music throughout the summer season. Food lovers flock to the Island to taste the freshest seafood and discover local produce served from Michelin starred restaurants or simple lobster shacks on the beach. There are also a host of foodie festivals celebrating everything from garlic to sweetcorn and the chance to visit local farms and vineyards.

Despite the Island’s popularity, there is some fantastic accommodation available and Red Funnel Holidays have a great range of affordable Isle of Wight hotels and self catering options to suit all budgets. Return ferry travel for a car and 6 people starts from as little as £45 for a short break. Plus, if you book your accommodation with Red Funnel you can save up to 50% off ferry travel.

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