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Welcome to Love Ventnor, a website for our special seaside town produced in association with the Ventnor Business Association. Have a look, enjoy… and even better advertise and support your local community!

Crave ice cream: Mmmmm so what shall I have today?

Hot fun in the summertime

Welcome to summer, Ventnor style – and it’s sunshine all the way (subject to the usual terms & conditions). We’ve got a new artisan ice cream parlour, Crave, and everyone’s wandering around looking tanned, happy, and carrying a salted caramel whippy… or bakewell tart ice cream… or peach and passionfruit sorbet… or scoops of jaffa cake. ANYWAY! This summer, we’ve got the Fringe and Carnival to look forward to. Plus pop into the Exchange and see what the groovy young people are up to (spinning records, putting on theatre, and serving excellent coffees and beers).

Oh we do like to be beside the sea

The town’s in holiday mode, and we have visitors coming from all over the world to experience the therapeutic Ventnor ‘air’, which has been bringing people to the area since the Victorian times. Nowadays they are also attracted by the boutique shops, great restaurants and smart places to stay. Just don’t forget your shades, as this is one of the sunniest spots in the UK.

One of the most stunning sights in Ventnor is the Esplanade and the fabulous sweeping Blue Flag beach that changes colour with the tides, from a glowing gold to a rich russet red. You can admire it with a cuppa from the new Lady Scarlett’s Tea Parlour, which is an amazing position, right on the Esplanade.


Happy 126th birthday to Ventnor Carnival!

Oooh it’s new!

A big welcome to the newcomers on the High Street – Get Stuffed, a sandwich bar near Tesco, which is already attracting a rep for their tasty meatball sandwiches, and KU Gallery in Church Street, which is packed with lovely arty crafty things for the home.


Don’t forget to keep in touch on Twitter @LoveVentnorUK. Somehow, we’ve now got 1600 followers (group hug, everyone!). Have a fab summer, everyone!

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