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Isle of Wight Beach Guide


What do the Isle of Wight beaches have to offer?


The Isle of Wight is a beach lovers paradise with miles of beach to explore throughout the year, come rain or shine. From quiet secluded bays, fossil rich coves and miles of award winning sandy beaches which are safe for swiming, the Isle of Wight has a beach for every occassion and personal preference.


5 great reasons to choose the Isle of Wight for your beach break

There are many reasons people choose to visit the Isle of Wight for their holidays or short breaks. One of the most popular is the fantastic beach options across the Island. Here are 5 reasons why people visit the Isle of Wight beaches every year:

1) Choice - 60 miles of beautiful beaches with over 20 beaches to choose 
2) Quality - 13 Seaside Awards and 4 Blue Flag winners (in 2014)
3) Affordability - Much more affordable than beach holidays outside of the UK
4) Weather - Located on the South coast, you can enjoy warm continental weather
5) Access - Just a short drive from Cowes ferry terminal or public transport





Sandown Bay - on the East coast of the Island





Ventnor - on the South coast of the Island





Which beach is best for you?

North Coast
Ideal for families. Safe beaches with plenty of facilities.
Click here for more info on North Coast Beaches

East Coast
The east coast offers a huge choice of beaches with something for everyone and every occasion, from small secluded bays to Blue Flag beaches. They have also proved great locations for fossils and dinosaur remains.
Click here for more info on East Coast Beaches

South Coast
The south coast borders the English Channel and has a selection of spectacular beaches with chalk cliffs and secluded bays. These beaches are more rugged and as a result are quieter. They have proved great locations for fossils and dinosaur remains.
Click here for more info on South Coast Beaches

West Coast
The west coast offers some of the most dramatic scenery on the Island, with towering cliffs and stunning beaches with views across the Solent and of the famous Needles rock formations.
Click here for more info on West Coast Beaches 









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Beach Awards

Blue Flag Beaches
Beaches that have won Blue Flag status in 2014 include:

Seaside Award
Beaches that have won Seaside Awards in 2014 include:





How to get there

Get there by car
If you're travelling by car, the Island's beaches are easily accessible from East Cowes.

Ger there on foot
If travelling on foot from Southampton, the Island bus service, Southern Vectis offers regular and good value transport links to all areas of the Island




Accommodation

If you would like to stay over, browse our range of Isle of Wight Accommodation








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