Sometimes, when life catches up with you, and you find yourself doing everything at a million miles per hour and forgetting to breathe, it’s good to just take some time away. Which is exactly what I did. As you may, or may not know, the Isle of Wight is one of those places where I always feel relaxed and have such happy childhood memories there. When i’m feeling stressed, the beach and the sea are the perfect de-stressing combination. I think I could sit on an empty beach all day, just thinking and doing nothing. It’s important that we all take some time away from our busy schedules and life’s many stresses and have some recuperation. I love the Isle of Wight because it’s only around 2 and a half hours away and a short ferry ride and you feel as though you are detached from the usual familiar surroundings. There are so many quaint little towns and villages and it only takes you around 30 minutes to get from one side of the island to the other, and you just feel as though you are surrounded by beaches and the sea. It was so nice to get away! Here are some snaps from my IOW visit. Sadly the one place I really wanted to go was BlackGang Chine (an old childhood favourite) and that was shut for the winter (re-opening on the 22nd I believe), so I JUST missed out on that one, but come summertime, I’ll be back and hyped up for it, haha! I hope you like my photos and that they also bring you a nice sense of calm.

Places I advise to you to visit : 

BlackGangChine (once it’s open)

Godshill (The Model Village & Chocolate Island – The hot chocolates are INCREDIBLE)

Shanklin & The Chine


Sandown Zoo

Owl & Monkey Haven


Go for random drives where you don’t really know where you are going, and anywhere that you see a few cars pulled over, just join them. Chances are they are watching an incredible view of the sunset or know a secret pathway to a remote beach. 

Do you have that one place where you can completely escape life to? Have you ever been to the Isle of Wight? 

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  • Hi! Icha

    Zoella…zoella…i really like anything about your creativities. I always watching your amazing funniest vlogs . XOXO God bless you all, Zoella & Joe.

  • Kacey

    The isle of wight seems amazing

  • Rafiya Haque

    Wow mashallah everything looks gorgeous

  • Rachiiee Leigh

    I used to go to the Isle of Wight all the time when I was younger! I don’t really remember too much of it, but I know there are plenty of pictures from visiting Godshill! I’d love to go again, see how much I actually remember and experience it again :)

  • River Strong

    Zoe I don’t know what I would do without you. Without you I would think I was crazy I used to think I was crazy until I watched you vids on panic attacks and anxiety. This blog post is perfect because now I will go there again (I haven’t been there since I was like 10) for my birthday (the 28th of March). You’re amazing!

  • Chinelo Chizea

    The Isle of Wight is so amazing, I went a few weeks ago and spent some time in Sandown. It is so cool :)) Your Blog Posts are very inspiring Zoella! Well Done :))

  • Amazing photos!! I really wanna go there now.