Tell me about the location

We are one mile to the east of Ventnor, just outside the village of Bonchurch above Monks Bay.

How to find us

We are one mile to the east

OceanBlue holiday cottages are tucked away on a former strawberry farm to the east of the pretty village of Bonchurch. The cottages are located on a private lane which does not have public access. We will send out the location and directions with the welcome pack four weeks before you arrive. Please follow the directions listed and not the post code as Sat Navs have the habit of sending you down a bottleneck towards the old church.

of Ventnor, just outside the village of Bonchurch above Monks Bay.

What ferry do I catch?

There are two ferry services which travel to and from the island and it is best to book as soon as you can.

Wightlink travel from Portsmouth and Lymington, can be contacted on 0870 582 7744. Allow 40-50 minutes from each ferry port to Bonchurch.

RedFunnel departing from Southampton can be contacted on 0870 444 8898. I’m afraid we cannot get involved with this aspect of travel as it is best to shop around depending on times and your route.

How do I book

Please contact Lucy Strevens on 07980986232 to book direct or email lucy@oceanbluecoastalretreats.co.uk

What are arrival and departure times?

Full arrival and departure instructions including key information will be sent to you in the welcome pack four weeks before arrival or whenever your final payment is received.

ARRIVAL: The cottage will be available at 15.30

DEPARTURE: The cleaner will arrive at 9:45am on your day of departure.

What are the rules with dogs?

Please contact Lucy for more information on 07980986232. We do accept dogs at The Hideaway and Carmel as both have enclosed surrounding gardens. Dogs are £20 each and are only allowed downstairs in Carmel where there are wood and tiled floors – there is a stairgate. Please do not allow your pet on the sofa or on the beds.

Are bed linens and towels included?

Linen and towels are provided for use in the house but we ask you to bring your own beach towels. Please do not smoke inside the cottages

What walks are from the cottages?

The holiday cottages are located just above the coastal path which circumnavigates the Isle of Wight. It is not a busy footpath although this section is particularly interesting with coastal cliffs, beach and woodland within five minutes from the farm.


To the beach. Continue down the lane to Monks Bay (2 minutes). Fantastic rock pools to explore at low tide.

To VENTNOR (along the sea wall)
As above, continue west along the beach to the seawall. Ventnor Harbour and Ventnor Seafront is 1 mile along sea wall with a pleasant drink stop halfway at Wheelers Bay called the Seapot. If you want to explore further continue on the coastal path along the cliffs to Steephill Cove.

With Monks Bay below and the ascending slopes of St Boniface Downs behind. There are so many coastal paths to explore on the doorstep.

How far is the beach?

Monks bay is set just below the coastal path, literally two minutes walk. From Monks Bay you can go via the sea wall to Ventnor which is one mile. There is no car access along this route.

Where can I eat locally?

A short stroll to the Bonchurch Inn where there is a great selection of Italian food plus some good old English favourites. It can get busy during the summer and is wise to book. The Inn is family owned and run. Watch out for the real ales in particular the ‘Directors’!! To book a table call on 01983 852611. About a 5 minute walk up the Bonchurch Shute, roll back down after the Directors.

The Pond is a stylish, yet intimate café, bar and restaurant, located as the name suggests opposite the pond and just a 5-10 minute walk. The fabulous selection of fresh produce on the Island allows the Pond Cafe to have a weekly changing menu. Bookings 01983 857666.

The nearby town of Ventnor is 20 minutes along the sea wall or five minutes by car. In the town and on the beach are many restaurants and cafes.


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OceanBlue Coastal Retreats, The Cliff Path, Bonchurch, PO38 1RL

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