Shanklin Beach | Day Out With The Kids

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Shanklin Beach

  • Newport
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Shanklin Beach has long been a popular location for family holidays, with a safe sandy beach and clear waters. The bay is sheltered from the prevailing wind by Dunnose Point, which is a stunning backdrop. Looking out across The Bay, views extend around to the White Cliffs of Culver and Bembridge Downs.

By the beach there is pitch and putt, children's amusements and car parking, as well as toilets with disabled facilities, a first aid post and a lost child centre. A lift provides easy access to the cliff tops, where the views are even more spectacular.

There is a small road train which provides a regular service through the summer months to the town centre and Old Village.

The water is recent Blue Flag awarded and safe for swimming, with lifeguard cover from May to September.

Shanklin is located at the south east corner of the Island at the southern most tip of Sandown Bay. The railway connects to the high speed ferry terminal at the top of Ryde Pier, allowing easy access to the mainland and London. There are also regular communications to the Islands principal towns via the buses.

Please note that the contact details given are for the local tourist information centre so please plan your journey independently.

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Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Enterprise House St Cross Business Park, Monks Brook, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BW, England

Phone number

01983 823893



Click here to visit Shanklin Beach's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Shanklin Beach has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Shanklin Beach has not told us about their dining options.

Shanklin Beach has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Shanklin Beach has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Shanklin Beach has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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