Lake is a small, but busy seaside town on the Isle of Wight, located between Shanklin and Sandown, the town has a main high street with a variety of shops, cafes, pubs, takeaways and amenities. In addition, on the outskirts of town, heading towards Newport, there is a large Morrisons supermarket for grocery shopping.
The town has it’s own beach referred to as either Lake or Welcome beach, which can be accessed from the cliff path – mind that it is a steep passage down. At the bottom of the sandstone cliffs, you will reach the Revetment, here you will find some cafes, beach huts and the inshore lifeboat. The beach is the same golden sands and clear waters of the neighbouring Sandown bay and due to the cliff walls is in a sheltered position. It is also where the Wight Water water sports can be found – great for all the family.
The cliff path that leads down to the beach also connects lakes to Sandown and Shanklin and makes for a lovely walk or cycle on a sunny day and with plenty of cafes along the way refreshment is always at hand.
In the town, you will find a war memorial and a large public park for getting around on the Island Lake has its own train station that will take you through to Sandown, Brading, Shanklin and Ryde along with a regular bus service – meaning you can give the car a vacation too.
There are a number of Churches including an Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd with lovely stained glass windows, a Methodist Chapel and a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.
Visit Lake’s great new attraction opened in 2016 Islejump the Isle of Wight’s first indoor trampoline park.
Train. Lake has excellent communications and easy to find and get to. The Island Line Train has a stop in Lake, close to where the main shops can be found.
Buses. In addition Southern Vectis runs regular services making it easy to get to the rest of the Isle of Wight. The services are:
No. 8 That runs between Newport and Ryde.
No. 22 That runs between Lake and Shanklin.
No. 24 That runs between Yaverland and Shanklin.
Morrisons, Newport Road, Lake, Isle of Wight. PO36 9PA
Co-op, 3 Sandown Rd, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight. PO36 9JL
Doctors & Dentists
Beech Grove Surgery, 5 Sandown Rd, Lake, Sandown. Isle of Wight PO36 9JL Tel:01983 408408
Sandown Dental Practice, 18 Broadway, Sandown, Isle of Wight. PO36 9DQ Tel:01983 405937