The Isle of Wight is well know for having some of the best sunrises in the UK. Here’s a list of best sunrises on the Isle of Wight and where to view them.
Yaverland Beach, a huge expanse of sandy beach on the south east coast of the island, is a fantastic place to watch the sun rise for most of the year. Yaverland car park will give you direct access to the beach and the parking charges don’t kick in until 8am which means it’s the perfect spot to drive to, park for free and watch one of nature’s marvels. If the tide is out you can take a long walk eastwards along the beach towards the end of Culver Down but be sure to check Yaverland tide times to make sure you don’t get caught out by an incoming tide.
Culver Down Sunrise
Culver Down is a peaceful and remote spot elevated 104 meters above sea level with only a local pub the Culver Haven, a little cafe and some old coast guard cottages. You’ll see plenty of grazing cows on this huge area of land too! Access is by single track only to the top where you can park for free or you can walk to the top using one of the many walking trails. The most popular being the Costal Path trail from Yaverland beach, along the cliff edge, towards Culver Down. The walk is only just over 1 mile but it’s the uphill climb that makes it slightly more challenging the most walks of this length!
You’ll find Culver Down affords 360 degree views of the island and is the perfect spot to watch sunrise on the Isle of Wight. The summer months are the best months to watch a Culver Down sunrise as the sun rises in alignment with the eastern most tip of the island during June, July and August. The rest of the year the sun works its way towards Yaverland beach until the Winter Solstice when it starts to move back towards Culver Down for sunrise.