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About Shanklin...

Shanklin sits at the south eastern coast of the Isle of Wight off the south coast of the UK. One of the Island’s most popular seaside beach resorts, Shanklin is home to a brilliant golden sandy beach which stretches for miles right through to the neighbouring resort of Sandown.

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About Shanklin

There’s Shanklin Chine, The Cliff Lift, pretty Old Village and a whole host of attractions along the seafront.

Shanklin is packed full of great places to eat and drink, whether you’re looking for some traditional pub grub or some Italian style, there’s an establishment for everyone in this bustling town.

For more information about the Isle of Wight on places to stay, where to eat out and drink, or what to do whilst on your holiday, visit

The Beach

Shanklin beach lies at the southern end of Sandown Bay. It’s a Blue Flag sandy beach renowned for its safe bathing areas and it is patrolled by lifeguards in the summer. There are zoned recreation areas for swimming and watersports. The northern end of the beach is lined with beach huts and is backed by the Esplanade. The beach becomes quieter towards its southern end.

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Places to stay

With its stunning wide, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, expansive countryside, town, Old Village, walking and cycling routes, and excellent transport links from the mainland and across the Island, Shanklin really is the ideal location to base yourself for your Isle of Wight holiday.

Don’t forget you will always get the best deals by speaking with accommodation providers directly either by telephone or email or by booking directly on their own website. Booking direct will also allow you to discuss your ferry requirements. All of our B&B/Hotels and Caravan and Camping sites and almost all of our self-catering accommodation offer discount packages or discount codes for vehicle ferry travel so it’s always worth asking at the time of booking.

Tourist Information

Shanklin is just south along the coast from Sandown and is split between the Old Village and the Esplanade and beach at the southern end of Sandown Bay. You can take the cliff lift down to the beach, or walk through the wooded valley of The Chine via a network of family friendly footpaths. Shanklin with its Blue Flag beach and host of family attractions has long been a favourite place to spend a family holiday on the Isle of Wight. Enjoy a trip through the Old Village with pretty thatched cottages before taking a walk through the Chine with a cascading waterfall. The long esplanade has a selection of cafes, shops, seafront hotels, a funfair, crazy golf course and an indoor play area. In August Shanklin hosts a Regatta and one of the island’s famous Carnivals.

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