Niton is a beautiful little village, which is situated to the very south of the Isle of Wight. It is predominantly residential, but surrounded by some of the Island’s best countryside, views and downland walks. It is also home to the World famous, St Catherine’s lighthouse, which warns shipping of the perilous waters off the southern most tip of the Island.
A traditional village with local amenities such as a local store, post office and 2 great pubs both of which serve excellent food using local produce, one pub is located in the village itself and the other a short stroll out of the village along to Niton Undercliff. This road continues east from Niton towards Ventnortaking you past St. Catherine’s Point ( the most southernly point of the island) and St. Catherine’s Lighthouse, you the Navtex transmitting station located here.
Surfing is popular in the Niton area and a powerful rip current and a rocky landing has enticed many a surfer to try his skills here
A Little History: In the late 1890s and early 1900s Marconi set up a radio experiment at Knowles Farm where he transmitted radio signals a record 186 miles from his transmitter station at Knowles Farm at the southern tip of the Isle of Wight to his Lizard Radio Telegraph Station at the southern tip of Cornwall and a small inscribed stone can be found here honouring his achievement
The Church of St. John the Baptist is in the village and is CoE