Bembridge is claimed to be the largest village in the UK and with several pebble and sand beaches, is a good spot for swimming. The village used to be separated by a stretch of water, but land reclamation and the construction of an embankment in the mid-1800s made it part of the Island. This delightful sailing location at the easternmost point of the Isle of Wight also boasts a good selection of shops, pubs, restaurants and galleries. The only surviving windmill on the Island can be found at Bembridge and although no longer working, still has its original machinery intact. Bembridge Airport is home to the only hard surfaced runway on the Isle of Wight and the adjacent Propeller Inn is a great place to watch the aircraft taking off and landing whilst enjoying a relaxing drink and good food.