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Explore the Island – our team’s top picks

Located on the beautiful Isle of Wight, The West Bay Country Club & Spa is the ultimate destination for a family staycation and the perfect base from which to explore the Island’s heritage coastline and areas of outstanding natural beauty. We asked our team to share their local knowledge and top recommendations for creating a memorable stay on the Island this summer…

Explore the Island

"More than half of the Island is an area of outstanding natural beauty and what better way to discover the Island’s beautiful landscape scenery and rugged coastline than by bike! Our team of qualified trail leaders cater for beginners through to advanced cyclists and take you on rides that highlight some of the best scenery and terrain the West Wight has to offer." Zach – Country Club Duty Manager & Fitness Professional

Shells & Surfing

"I love the walk from the Gurnard marshes along the coastal path to the beach about three miles along the coast to Thorness. There are lots of amazing shells to collect on this beach! My big passion is surfing and the best spot is Compton Bay. You can try surfing with a great company called iSurf who can arrange everything, including lessons and all the gear you need too." Scarlett – Membership Services

Rock Pooling

"Only eight minutes away by car or 15 – 20 minutes on a bike, Freshwater Bay is a great location for rock pooling. Head towards the left hand side of the Bay and you’ll find a number of rocks and water pools where you’ll be able to find crabs and little fish." Stan – Personal Trainer & Fitness Professional

Seaside Picnics

"Compton Bay is a great spot to enjoy a lovely picnic while watching the surfers and then take a stroll along the long unspoilt sandy beach and have a paddle in the sea…this beach is also popular for its world famous dinosaur fossil finds!" Sarah – Guest Services


"My young children have great fun crabbing! Pick up a few crabbing kits from the West Bay Club shop and head to the bridge at Newton Saltmarsh. Catch as many as you can and then let them race back to the sea down the slipway." Hayley – Coffee House Manager
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All levels

These classes have been specifically designed to allow participants to work at their own intensity level, with the ability to modify all exercises according to their own personal fitness.


A person new to training or an individual with below average fitness levels can be termed as a beginner. These classes are also suitable for those returning to exercise after a break/injury.


A person training at intermediate level should have a fair amount of base fitness and coordination and thus can be exposed to a higher intensity workout.


At an advanced level, the participant should have experience in subjecting themselves to high intensity training on a regular basis. Every person starting off as a beginner should aspire to reach this level.

Online booking is available for members for classes, activities and spa treatments.
Non-members can book our spa treatments online, and please call 01983 766222 to book classes or activities.

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