A lovely sheltered Blue Flag beach under the red sandstone cliffs that separate Shanklin beach from the town. Quieter than Sandown, the 2 miles of clean golden sands consist of 3 beaches (Appley, Esplanade and Hope) and offer safe bathing and rock pools at low tide to fascinate children. Access to Appley is via slipways or steps; Esplanade and Hope are easier for older visitors.


Shanklin Beach is a one of the Isle of Wight’s best known stretches of golden sands, which backs onto a traditional English seafront promenade with arcades and amusements all close by.

The beach is located on the south east coast of the Island, a traditional 'bucket and spade' family beach holiday destination. You can even hire canoes, jet skis and pedalo's. 

Facilities include: parking, toilets, beach huts, esplanade with shops, cafés, amusements, pubs and restaurants.