Isle of Wight AONB

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The Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the Isle of Wight, England's largest offshore island.

The AONB was designated in 1963 and covers 189 square kilometres, about half of the island, mostly near the south-west and north-west coasts but also including downland in the east. It also covers about half the coastline, including both the Hamstead and Tennyson Heritage Coast areas.[1]

The AONB is applying for UNESCO biosphere status.

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  1. ^ "The Isle of Wight AONB". Archived from the original on 10 October 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2009.

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Coordinates: 50°41′N 1°17′W / 50.683°N 1.283°W / 50.683; -1.283