Atherfield Beach (Atherfield Point)

Atherfield Beach - Isle of Wight
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This attractive stretch of sandy beach is somewhat off the beaten track meaning you are almost guaranteed a little peace and quiet. Access is via unmaintained cliff paths which tins out the visitors even more.

Although swimming is possible here, we aren’t going to recommend it. There are no lifeguards and Atherfield is located on the more exposed south west coast. The combination of frequent strong currents and steeply shelving beach mean caution is advised.

Also known as:

Atherfield Point

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on the whole beach year round

Isle of Wight dog friendly beaches »


  • Good fishing
  • Surfing

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

SZ 4536 7903

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Atherfield Beach Reviews

Thanks Steve

May 07th 2024

Thanks for that, Steve. We are visiting for a week and spending money in the community.  Your review has motivated us to visit the beach.

Sod off tourists

Aug 19th 2023

This beach was lovely till the bloody tourists found it. Sod off people it’s our beach.