Ventnors popular shingle and sand beach, where freshly caught fish of the day can be purchased at the marina, is about a 10-minute walk downhill. Blackgang Chine is nearby, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, as well as the Needles and Alum Bay. Attractions include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl Centre, Dinosaur Isle, the donkey sanctuary and Calbourne Water Mill, which has a 17th-century working watermill. Osborne House and Gardens (Queen Victorias holiday residence), and Carisbrooke Castle are a short distance away. The sailing towns of Yarmouth and Cowes, and the popular resorts and Shanklin and Sandown are also nearby. The island can be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.