Isle of Wight Beaches

Located on the south coast, the Isle of Wight has a warmer than average climate. There are over 20 beaches to choose from around the Island, from family favourites to secluded spots to really chill out.

Totland

Famous for the coloured sands, this is a vast bay backed by towering cliffs, with breathtaking views of The Needles rocks and lighthouse.

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Ryde

A top 10 favourite amongst visitors, Appley is an award-winning beach at the quieter southern end of Ryde's 6-mile stretch of golden sand.

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Bembridge

Surrounded on three sides by the sea with access to the varied shoreline in a number of places via steps. Pebble and sandy beaches are popular with walkers and beach...

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Bonchurch

Bonchurch beach is approached via a 2 minute steep walk down to a shingle and sand beach with rocks and rockpools where children can hunt for crabs and small fish. A...

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Freshwater

A long sheltered sand and shingle beach with stunning views of the Solent, Colwell Bay often ranks as one of the Island's cleanest beaches. Calm seas, clean water&nb...

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Brighstone

Between Freshwater Bay and Brook on the main coast road, steep steps lead down to this huge unspoilt deep-red sandy beach. A firm favourite with visitors who li...

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Cowes

Prince's Esplanade provides a sand and shingle beach accessible by car or on foot. Ideal for family swimming, plenty of seafront activities plus fantastic views...

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East Cowes

A short walk from the town centre, you will discover a sand and shingle beach suitable for swimming and canoeing. Beach huts, deckchair hire, children's play area an...

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Gurnard

Ideal for family bathing with a gently shelving sand and shingle beach. Also suitable for wind surfing and dinghy sailing with a slipway for small boats. Café,...

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Lake

Situated between Sandown and Shanklin, Lake sports a sandy beach with rock pools at low tide. Reached via steep slipways from a flower strewn cliff path or let the t...

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