FORMER tourist attraction Flamingo Park could be turned into houses.

Latterly known as Seaview Wildlife Encounter, the site includes 16 acres of land, 34,000 sqft of vacant buildings, two residential properties and coastal views.

Owners the Adams family has appointed Savills to invite offers for the freehold — the first time in 60 years it has become available.

Savills director Adam Bullas highlighted the potential for residential development, following a positive pre-application response from the Isle of Wight Council's panning department.

"This is a rare opportunity to acquire the freehold of a large site with spectacular coastal views in one of the Isle of Wight’s most affluent areas," he said.

"The potential for future residential development will no doubt appeal to a wide range of speculators and developers."