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20 January 2019
Awards 2019

Two Isle of Wight locations have been shortlisted for prestigious awards and we’re being asked to get behind them in a public vote.

Sandown Bay has been shortlisted as Best British Beach and Bembridge as Village of the Year in the Countryfile Magazine Awards.

It’s now down to a public vote to decide the winner. The online vote gets underway today (18 Jan) and will run until midnight on 17 February.

Both Bembridge and Sandown Bay are representing not only the Isle of Wight but also the entire south of the UK.


To win the title Village of the Year, Bembridge will need to fight it’s corner against Ingleton in North Yorkshire, Drummore in Scotland, Cartmel in Cumbria, Bwlch in Powys and Church Minshull in Cheshire.

The Countryfile Magazine website says Bembridge is recognised as ‘a wonderful coastal setting with a pier and lifeboat station, plus a busy village community with independent shops, cafés and restaurants.

To support Sandown Bay and Bembridge in the Countryfile Magazine online vote, please go to https://www.countryfile.com/awards/