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standard-title Isle of Wight BeachesA comprehensive guide to beaches on the Isle of Wight. The beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ryde offer miles of golden sand, whilst there are many delightful coves and bays, such as Steephill Cove, Freshwater Bay, Totland Bay and Colwell Bay. Beaches for every taste, all of which are totally stunning and all very different.

Isle of Wight Beaches

A comprehensive guide to beaches on the Isle of Wight. The beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ryde offer miles of golden sand, whilst there are many delightful coves and bays, such as Steephill Cove, Freshwater Bay, Totland Bay and Colwell Bay. Beaches for every taste, all of which are totally stunning and all very different.

 

Beautiful Island Beaches – A great reason to visit

The Isle of Wight has 57 miles of coastline and contains some of the best beaches in the UK. There is a huge variety of beaches from beautiful large sandy beaches such as Sandown and Ryde to small secluded picturesque beaches such as Steephill Cove. They are great for all year around and are perfect for all sorts of activities such as water sports, swimming, relaxing, walking and sightseeing. Check out our extensive list of Isle of Wight beaches below. Click to view more information about each one. Bringing your four legged friend on holiday! see our great Dog Friendly Isle of Wight page

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Alum Bay, Isle of Wight 

Coloured Sands, The Needles Pleasure Park and views  Clear waters and a chair lift too.

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Bembridge Harbour Beach.

looking out to sea and across to Prioy Bay, St Helen’s Duver and the pretty house boats.

 

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Forelands Beach, Isle of Wight.

Bembridge Ledge all the way round to Forelands. Great rock pools perfect for small explorers.

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Brook Beach, Brook, Isle of Wight.

A beach made up of golden sand. Great surfing and fossils.

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Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight.

Safe bathing, golden sand and SPECTACULAR views of the western Solent.

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Compton Beach, Isle of Wight

Brilliant surfing – look out for fossils too.  Great views of Frestwater cliffs.

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Cowes Beach, Isle of Wight

Shingle beach, great for watching the sailing and busy shipping lane.

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Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight

Pebble beach with lovely views of the surrounding cliffs.  Clear waters and safe bathing. 

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Lake Beach, Sandown, Isle of Wight

A very sandy beach with safe bathing at the centre of Sandown Bay.

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Gurnard Beach, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Sand and shingle beach to the west of Cowes.  Adjoins the sailing club.

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Ryde Beach, Isle of Wight

Miles of golden sand and views towards Portsmouth.

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Sandown Beach, Sandown, Isle of Wight

Great sandy and family friendly beach with good facilities.

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Seagrove Bay, Seaview, Isle of Wight

Lovely quite beach, mainly used by the locals.  Safe bathing and great views.

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Seaview Beach, Isle of Wight

Small pebbly beach with great rock pools, next to the sailing club.

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Shanklin Beach, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Traditional sandy beach GREAT for the family with lots to see and do.

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Small Hope Beach, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

The friendliest little beach on the Island.  Great for kids.

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Springvale Beach, Seaview, Isle of Wight

Great sandy beach looking to the eastern Solent – great for crabbing.

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Steephill Cove, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

No vehicle access, but a real hidden treasure.  Kids will love the rock pools.

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Totland Bay, Totland, Isle of Wight

Great family beach with views to the mainland and Hurst Spit.  Great places to eat too.

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Ventnor Beach, Isle of Wight

A true British seaside resort with lots to do and see for the whole family.

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Yaverland Beach, Sandown, Isle of Wight

Great sandy beach, with easy access and facilities.  You might even see a Tiger walking on the beach!!!!!!

Monks Bay, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

Fantastic little cove where you could imagine the Famous Five going for the day.

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The Duver Beach, St Helens, Isle of Wight

A sandy beach, with rock pools.  Great access and watch the boats come and go to the harbour.

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Whitecliff Bay, Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Has it all, safe bathing, sand, cafe, rock pools for the kids and a relaxing atmosphere.

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Reeth Bay, Niton, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

A little known bay with sand, rock pools and a a small cafe. HEAVEN.

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Thorness Bay, Cowes, Isle of Wight

A great bay with sand and shingle. Usually very quiet and great for cockles.

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Osborne Beach, East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Spend the day where Queen Victoria used to. Picturesque bay where luxury yachts moor.

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Priory Bay, Seaview, Isle of Wight

A tucked away beach with golden sand and safe bathing backing on to woodland

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Orchard Bay House, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

A sand and shingle beach with a modern, smuggling history.

Dog Friendly Beaches Isle of Wight

Dog Friendly Beaches on the Isle of Wight.

A guide to a beach where you can take “man’s best friend.”