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Beaches on the Isle of Wight

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Discover and visit some of the best beaches on the Isle of Wight by using this handy guide.

The Isle of Wight has the advantage of being surrounded by coastline, meaning the opportunities for spending a day on an Isle of Wight beach are endless.

The Isle of Wight’s varied landscape means you can enjoy sandy beaches, rock pools, charming coves and spectacular cliffs providing a striking backdrop to your day at the beach. Shanklin is home to one of the best-known of the Isle of Wight’s sandy beaches, while Compton Bay offers some decent waves if you enjoy surfing or body boarding.

Chilton Chine is a pet-friendly beach, should you wish to bring your four-legged friend along with you, while Whitecliff Bay in Bembridge offers safe swimming and a stunning sandy beach that could easily be mistaken for more tropical climes, like that of the Mediterranean! Chose from our selection of Isle of Wight beaches featured in our travel guide.

 

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  • Appley Beach Feature

    Appley Beach

    Parking Available

    Appley Beach forms part of the glorious Ryde Beach, resting just east of the lively town centre.

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  • Bembridge Beach

    Bembridge Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Visit this pebbly beach with its charming shallow waters and strikingly distinctive pier for a more calm and tranquil setting.

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  • Cowes Beach Feature

    Cowes Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    This shingle beach rests to the north of Cowes, and is well-known for its yachting events, taking in superb views of the Solent.

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  • View to East Cowes Feature

    East Cowes Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    This stretch of shingle beach runs along the northern edge of East Cowes, offering superb views back across the town.

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  • Gurnard Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Despite offering a short stretch of sands, Gurnard Beach just outside of Cowes is a fabulous spot for a family day out.

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  • Monks Bay Coast

    Monks Bay

    Dog Friendly

    This shingle beach rests just east of Ventnor, and reveals an expanse of sand at low tide.

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  • Ventnor Beach Feature

    Ventnor Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    The Victorian seaside resort of Ventnor boasts a stretch of golden sands, enjoying a tropical-like micro-climate.

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  • Yarmouth Beach

    Parking Available

    A small, sand and shingle beach centred by Yarmouth’s historic, Grade II listed pier, known to attract keen sailors and yachtsmen with various events across the year.

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  • Yaverland Beach Feature

    Yaverland Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Yaverland Beach nestles itself between Sandown and the dramatic Culver Cliffs, and offers glistening sands welcoming dogs throughout the year.

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