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Summer Solstice on the Isle Of Wight: Kick off to the Sunniest Season!

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Hey there, sun-seekers!

As the longest day of the year arrives, we're excited to welcome summer on the Isle of Wight, the UK's sunniest place! Today marks the summer solstice, a time to soak up the rays and make the most of our island's glorious weather.

What is the Summer Solstice?

The summer solstice occurs when the Earth's axis is tilted at its maximum angle of 23.5 degrees towards the sun, resulting in the longest day of the year. This phenomenon usually falls on June 20th or 21st in the Northern Hemisphere. On the Isle of Wight, we're treated to an extra hour of sunshine, making it the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy our stunning coastline and countryside.

Why is the Isle of Wight so sunny?

Located off the coast of southern England, the Isle of Wight benefits from a unique microclimate that makes it one of the sunniest places in the UK. The island's proximity to the Gulf Stream and its position in the path of a high-pressure system create a warm and dry climate, perfect for soaking up those rays. With an average of over 1,900 hours of sunshine per year, it's no wonder we're spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities!

Summer Fun on the Isle of Wight

So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to make some unforgettable memories on our sun-kissed shores! Here are some ideas to get you started:

Beach days: Our beaches are among the best in the country, with popular spots like Sandown Bay, Shanklin Beach, and Compton Beach (We can't forget that one!) offering something for everyone.

Hiking and cycling: Explore our beautiful countryside and coastline on foot or by bike, taking in breathtaking views and discovering hidden gems.

Water sports: From surfing to paddleboarding, kayaking to sailing, there's no shortage of water-based activities to get your adrenaline pumping.

Foodie fun: Indulge in local produce at our bustling farmers' markets, try some delicious seafood at one of our many beachside eateries, or visit a vineyard for a wine tasting.

 

Stay Sun-Safe this Summer

While we're excited to soak up those rays, let's not forget to prioritize sun safety! Here are some tips to ensure you stay protected:

Slip, slop, slap: Wear protective clothing, apply sunscreen regularly, and don't forget your sunglasses (we've got you covered with our stylish shades)!

Hydrate: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to avoid dehydration.

Seek shade: Take breaks in shaded areas or under umbrellas to avoid prolonged exposure.

 

Get Ready for an Unforgettable Summer

As we kick off summer on the Isle of Wight, we're thrilled to be a part of your outdoor adventures! Whether you're a local or just visiting us for a day (or a week!), we hope you'll join us in embracing this sun-filled season.

Stay tuned for more updates from our blog, where we'll be sharing tips on making the most of your summer on the Isle of Wight. In the meantime, grab your sunglasses (yep, ours are a great choice!) and get ready to soak up those rays!

Happy summer solstice from everyone at Jake Ellis®

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