Accessibility

Isle of Wight Pearl welcomes all to our accessible, Brighstone venue
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Accessibility in Isle of Wight Pearl Brighstone

Our venue showroom currently has double automatic doors with no lip at its main entrance.

Our spacious showroom allows full access even when busy. Large turning circles and flat fronted cabinets which allow that important close-up suitable for buggy’s, wheels chairs and mobility scooters.

We have a complimentary wheelchair available which is suitable for use on-site.

One-to-one shopping or masterclasses are available as well as a hands-on experience allowing the fully immersive experience to be available to everyone.

The entrance to The Pearl Café is connected to the main venue with a small gradient leading into a spacious Café area with no-fixed tables or chairs.

Awards List

Carbon Neutral certificate

5* food and hygiene rating

Green star member Visit Isle of Wight

Toilets

Our accessible toilet has grab rails and doors wide enough for both manual and powered wheel chairs.

Baby changing facility available in the accessible toilet with space for a pram/pushchair.

Staff

There are no specific skills help by our staff at-this-time, but all our staff are trained to high standards of customer service skills. We train all staff to give informative Pearl Masterclasses which offer a hands-on and visual experience and is available on a one-to-one or group basis.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

Muddy boots and paws are welcome at the Isle of Wight Pearl and Pearl Café. We provide water and a treat upon request.

Getting Here

Currently we only have access in the summer months via public transport.

Public transport is available using Southern Vectis Bus route 12 into Brighstone. There is a public footpath (BS25) from Brighstone to the Isle of Wight Pearl (Approx. 1.4 miles).

Three Bishops Pub > Warners Lane > across public carpark (public toilets available) > Public footpath BS25 > Gally Lane > Turn left New Road > Turn right to signpost for recreation ground BS24 > Public bridleway BS62 > Chilton Lane > Turn left through Chilton Farm > Military Road > Cross the road > Isle of Wight Pearl.

Map

Walking

Isle of Wight Pearl is located on the Military Road (A3055), one of the top 5 most scenic coastal roads in Europe (the best on the island!), situated on the outskirts of the pretty parish of Brighstone there are cliff top walks and historical monuments nearby – muddy boots and well-behaved dogs welcome! Please see a link to our suggested walking route.

https://isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk/walks/isle-of-wight-pearl-circular/

Walking route

Cycling

We have bike racks available on-site

Parking

We currently have 6 extra wide parking spaces within 10m of the main entrance of the building.

Our carpark is tarmac level ground with a small incline slope into the main entrance.

There are no steps on-site.

Electric charging point available on-site.

Our venue’s accessibility features

Dedicated seating or a seating area for disabled visitors?

Seating is available in the Pearl Café. All tables and chairs are movable, we have non-fixed furniture.

Soft seating is located around the venue.

Does your venue offer audio description for disabled visitors such as an audio guide, audio described video etc?

No, however one-to-one Pearl Masterclasses talk can be provided on request

Does your venue have an induction loop for hearing impaired visitors?

No

Does your venue have an infrared loop system for disabled visitors?

No

Does your venue have WiFi for visitors?

Yes

Does your venue provide a discount for carers?

No, admission is free

Accessible Performances

Pearl Masterclass

Does your venue offer online booking of accessible tickets / accessible accommodation / accessible facilities?

Yes

Venue information for visitors

Do you provide pre-visit information about your venue in an audio format for your disabled visitors?

No

Do you provide information about your venue in Braille for your visually impaired visitors?

No

Do you provide information about your venue in Sign Language?

No

Do you provide information about your venue in large print for your disabled visitors?

Yes, available on request

Do you provide information in Easy Read for your visitors who have learning disabilities?

Yes, available on request

Do you provide information for disabled visitors who would like it in MS Word, PDF or by email?

Yes, available on request

Do you have a guide, leaflet, map or web page giving visitor information for your disabled visitors?

Yes