The coastal path encircles the island and, with the exception of detours to the west of Thorness Bay and round the Osborne Crown Property at Osborne Bay, stays close to the coast. It is a very varied walk over chalk and sandstone cliffs, through popular holiday resorts and the less crowded inlets, bays, marshes and saltings.
Day 1 - Ryde to Shanklin (14 miles)
Day 2 - Shanklin to Brighstone (16 miles)
Day 3 - Brighstone to Colwell Bay (12.5 miles)
Day 4 - Colwell Bay to Great Thorness (14.5 miles)
Day 5 - Great Thorness to Ryde (12.5 miles)
Total - 70 miles