Yaverland Beach, Sandown, Isle of Wight
Yaverland Beach is one of the Isle of Wight’s best beaches, providing a long stretch of sand and great swimming waters for children and families.
This is one of the few beaches where you can bring your dog during the summer season but remember to bring doggy bags as bins are provided.
Yaverland has a few smallish rocks dotted here and there and when the tide is out the sandy beach expands across acres. The beach stretches northeast from the Yaverland Sailing and Yacht Club all the way to the foot of the chalk cliffs of Culver Down.
Pathways through the undergrowth on the cliffs leading from the coastal path to the beach or vice versa. The orange sandstone cliffs gradually increase in height as they move towards the white chalk of Culver cliff and it is around here that fossil remains can be found – this is a one of the Isle of Wight’s Dinosaur beaches! Be sure you book a guided fossil walk at nearby Dinosaur Isle so that you can discover your own piece of pre-history.
Yaverland is popular with water-sports fans, and you’ll see people catamaran and dinghy sailing, kite surfing, windsurfing and surfing if you come to this beach, although the sea is sectioned so that there are safe bathing areas.
There’s a beach shop and cafe at the southern end of the car park, where there are also public toilets that get their power from solar cells and a wind turbine!
Yaverland Beach currently holds a Blue Flag award.