Isle of Wight

Carefree short breaks & holidays

A family of cyclists resting at Culver Down © IW Tourism
 

Shopping

There are many shops on the Island selling everything from hand-crafted jewellery and sculptured glass ornaments to stunning photographs, prints and modern art. The beautiful and varied scenery of the Isle of Wight has long been an inspiration to artists and craft makers alike.

For that extra special gift, why not visit one of the Island's many antique shops and booksellers — you never know, you might discover a first edition or a family heirloom. Newport is awash with larger retail outlets, while the Island's other towns and villages each offer an individual 'Island' shopping experience.

Here is just a sample of the galleries, studios and craft outlets for you to visit and enjoy.

Available Light Photography – Newport

As well as selling traditional-sized photographs depicting Island scenery, Available Light specialises in panoramic photographs, some with a full 360-degree view. An extensive online shop offering many sizes either framed or unframed.

23 St Thomas Square, Newport PO30 1SG
www.availablelight.cc

Oasis – Brading

Situated just off the main road at Carpenters Road, Brading. Over 12,000sq feet of unusual and dramatic products ranging from hand-carved teak furniture imported directly from Bali in south-east Asia. Homewares including candles, glassware, giftware, flowers and table ornaments.

Carpenters Road, Brading PO36 0QA
www.oasis-iow.com

Isle of Wight Pearl – Brighstone

The Isle of Wight Pearl complex gives a unique insight into the creation and production of the largest collection of pearl jewellery on the Island. Come and marvel at the staggering choice of beautiful jewellery. We have gold and silver to compliment our pearls, as well as a range of semi-precious stones.

Military Road, Brighstone PO30 4DD
www.iowpearl.co.uk

Isle of Wight Glass – Arreton

Handmade decorative and functional studio glass for Christmas, birthday and special occasion gift ideas. Many collections utilise 22ct gold and sterling silver leaf to create individual high quality ornaments. Visitors are welcome to browse our online retail shop for all special occasions and presents. We supply many types of perfume bottles, vases, paperweights and bowls.

Arreton Barns Craft Village, Arreton PO30 3AA
www.isleofwightstudioglass.co.uk

Chessell Pottery – Calbourne

Decorate your own colourful handmade pottery at our working pottery on the Isle of Wight. People of all ages visit the pottery cafe to make gifts and mementoes, browse the pottery gifts or just meet up with friends over coffee. Shop and online store selling mugs, candles, ceramic lanterns and other pottery related products.

Brook Road, Yarmouth PO41 0UE
www.chessellpotterybarns.co.uk

Dimbola Lodge Museum – Freshwater Bay

Museum with a small store selling prints and items relating to Julia Margaret Cameron and the history of photography.

Terrace Lane, Freshwater PO40 9QE
www.dimbola.co.uk

Diamond Isle Sculptured Glass – Arreton

Diamond Isle Sculptured Glass is located in the heart of the Isle of Wight at the Arreton Barns Craft Village. The glass studio features a large viewing area and gallery, displaying the work of glass sculptor Paul Critchley. Selling sculptures of figurines, animals, sea life, fossils, birds and lamps.

Arreton Barns Craft Village, Arreton PO30 3AA
www.sculptured-glass.co.uk

Kendalls Fine Art – Cowes

Gallery selling landscapes and seascapes all painted on the Island.

Bath Road, Cowes PO31 7QJ
www.kendallsfineart.co.uk

Island Fine Arts – Bembridge

Founded in 1997 and based in the charming seaside village of Bembridge. The gallery is split into four rooms and deals in paintings by 20th and 21st century modern British painters.

53 High Street, Bembridge PO35 5SE
www.islandfinearts.com

Markets

Ryde – Wednesday at St John's car park, all year.
Ventnor – Friday at central car park, April to December.
Newport – Tuesday on Sea Street and Saturday at Scarrots Lane, all year.
Newport – Monday to Saturday, Lugley Street, covered market, all year.
Sandown – Monday on Fort Street during summer, Sunday on lower High Street from March to December.
Yarmouth – Wednesday at the Square during summer.
Freshwater – Friday at Avenue Road, all year.