Three of the Great Isle of Wight Beaches

Holidaymakers from the UK and elsewhere in the world love to visit the Isle of Wight. It has a wide variety of attractions, natural sites, historical, water sports, beaches and more. Plus it is open all year round, though the most popular time and place is certainly summer on the beach in Sandown Isle of Wight. If you are looking for beach options, from enjoying activities in the water, sunning on the beach, playing in the sands to exploring in the rocks, we have here a look at the beaches of the Isle of Wight.

Plenty of great beaches

There are a lot of beaches on the island, and something for everyone. If you are a family perhaps you want to check out Whitecliff Bay holiday park, Bembridge and its beaches. Or Sandown is another popular option for families. If you want something less crowded it is possible to find that too, listen to the waves crashing, or the sea lapping and breath in the clean sea air. With the size of the island, you can find a beach pretty easily, and all of them have some form of accommodation not that far away!

Most popular is Sandown beach

As mentioned Sandown beach is the most popular for families and that is because it has a lot to do there and a lot to see. Lots of sand to lie on, dig in and play in, it is known for its high standards and has the Blue Flag Beach Award has been given to Sandown Isle of Wight. There is a pier with all the usual fun attractions, rides, mini-fair, cafes and restaurants, fish and chips and bars. There are also fun things you can do in the water with a variety of water sport opportunities.

More secluded is Shanklin beach

If you prefer something that is not as crowded or noisy, maybe you are there to relax, or as a couple for a getaway holiday, another great beach is Shanklin. It too has been the receiver of the Blue Flag Beach Award and also appears in the Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide! You still have amenities like food, pubs, and a pitch and putt and attractions but just does not get quite the number of visitors so there tends to be a bit more space.

Explore the Ventor beach

Then another beach and also in the Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide is Ventor beach. This is not a beach for people looking for all the different water sports, as it has hidden rocks that make it too dangerous. It also does not have as many of the noisy amusements and attractions as the other two beaches. But is a lovely place to hang on a beach, take a stroll, gaze out to sea and enjoy fresh delicious seafood.


Whether you want to stay at Whitecliff Bay holiday park, and have a family vacation, or explore with your partner somewhere less built up, the Isle of Wight has the kind of beach you are looking for on your holiday!

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