Brook, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK

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Brook, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK

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Welcome to the windswept Isle of Wight

With its rugged coastline and characterful streets, Brook is a picturesque village on the windswept Isle of Wight. Its sits just off the coast of Portsmouth and has been luring travelers for decades. As well as offering sun and golden sands, Brook is a haven for archeologists. From its fossilized forest to its dinosaur footprints, it's a fascinating place to discover prehistoric Britain. Planning an escape to the Isle of Wight? With Brook vacation rentals you can unlock access to beautiful heritage listed cottages, complete with cozy decor and blazing fireplaces.

A rambler_s paradise near Brook

With its pretty, antiquated church and its handsome stone cottages, Brook is a pleasurable place to stroll around. Renting a bicycle is also a popular way to explore the coast, with nearby villages like Brighstone just a few miles away. Here you'll find a medieval stone church, a handful of characterful pubs, and the pint-sized Brighstone Village Museum. Thanks to its perfectly shaped waves and blustery breeze, Brook is a big destination for kite and wind surfers. The coast is also laced with scenic hiking trails, with more than 500 miles of signposted walks to explore.

Discover ancient fossilized forests

Just minutes from the village center is unspoiled Brook Beach, a stretch of golden sand that's perfect for swimming, picnicking, and impromptu cricket matches. The main drawcard is its forest of fossilized trees that reveals itself at low tide. Look closely and you'll see sparkling fool's gold embedded within the fissures. Beyond the forest is a sandstone ledge embedded with ancient dinosaur footprints. For a taste of the isle's dramatic scenery don't miss Tennyson Down, one of the UK's most scenic picnic spots. Protected by the National Trust, the soaring white cliffs look like they're been plucked straight out of a postcard.

Cozy up for a blustery winter in Brook

Like the rest of the Isle of Wight, Brook is at its busiest in the summer. Spring and fall can be great times to beat the crowds, just don't forget to pack a raincoat. It may be blustery, but there's something special about Brook in winter, especially when you find yourself with deserted beaches and dinosaur footprints all to yourself. Rain or shine, Brook vacation rentals lend themselves to every season. This means you can enjoy a sun-drenched breakfast on the deck, or settle in for a night of wine, cheese, and board games by the fireplace.

The rugged beauty of the English Channel

Brook is tucked away on the southern coast of the island, between the villages of Brighstone and Freshwater. It backs onto the English Channel which means sea views are second to none. Brook vacation rentals make the most of the striking coastal scenery, with quaint cottages perched on the cliffsides. The chalky slopes of Tennyson Down are a great place to spot blue British butterflies, while the heather-covered heathlands of Headon Warren explode in a sea of wildflowers every spring. Birders will jump at the chance to spot the elusive Dartford warbler, as well as sea birds and peregrine falcons.