Brook is a great holiday location for those wanting to experience the breath taking beauty of the West Wight and is an ideal location for a holiday exploring the beaches and bays or those wanting to enjoy the many Island walks around the area.
A pretty coastal location, best known for it’s long sand and shingle beach make it is popular with bathers who want some space and tranquility. Many a fossil has been found in the area so keep your eyes peeled for a true piece of Island history while you explore this hidden gem.
From Brook you can walk most of the West coast of the Isle of Wight without leaving the beach. Towards Freshwater there is a reef which causes the waves to break far out to sea and this makes it popular with surfers.
Brook also has a small village centre with a historic church of which parts date back to the 13th Century. Next to Brook is the village of Hulverstone which is only a 5 to 10 minute walk where you can find a local pub serving food .
St Mary the Virgin, Brook – The church on the hill
Open most days and welcoming to all visitors. Church of England – The original medieval church was burned to the ground in 1862 and rebuilt around the surviving parts, it is now the best preserved Victorian church on the Isle of Wight. The church has some truly beautiful stained glass windows and due to its location some amazing views.
An unspoiled beach of golden sand adjacent to the popular Compton Bay with rugged coastline and stunning views. Brook beach is a great beach for many activities either on the beach or in the water and is very popular with kite surfers. A great places for swimming although rocky in places so worth and investment in some good water shoes.
Brook beach is a must for those fossil hunters and dinosaur enthusiasts as here you will find a fossilised forest of huge trees which appears from beneath the waves at Hanover Point at low tide.