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The traditional seaside resort of Sandown is one of the sunniest spots in Britain and boasts the Isle of Wight’s only surviving pleasure pier. It is also a paradise for fossil-hunters.

The world-famous seafront museum, Dinosaur Isle, has skeletons and bones aplenty.

A walk along the six-mile beach and the multi-coloured Culver Cliff (which has its own dinosaur, Yaverlandia) may well turn up still-uncollected fossils.

If you pay a visit make sure to keep your eyes DOWN because the island has some of the world's best preserved dinosaur remains.

Dinosaur Isle, Sandown - Photo: Isle of Wight Tourism
Dinosaur Isle, Sandown - Photo: Isle of Wight Tourism

It has at least 15 types and a new species is discovered on average here every three weeks. Nearby is one of the oldest vineyards in Britain, Adgestone, as well as the island’s zoo.