Brook Bay

Brook Bay - Isle of Wight
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This attractive, mostly sandy beach stretches for over a mile between Hanover and Sudmoor Points. It is a popular spot with surfers and fossil hunters alike with the cliffs near Hanover Point formed from a prehistoric fossilised forest.

Despite its attractions Brook Bay is rarely busy.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed between Hanover Point and Brook Chine all year. A seasonal dog ban is in force on the beach west of Compton Bay car park (15th May to 15th September). Dogs are welcome elsewhere.

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  • Rock pooling
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Slipway

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

SZ 3850 8351

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Brook Bay Reviews

Brook Beach

Oct 27th 2020

Brook beach is a short walk from the main village and just across from the Chine.It is a beautiful beach in the traditional English sense with sand and shingle and with the stunning backdrop of Freshwater Bay in the distance .Plenty of surfers and kite surfers are to be found enjoying the blustery coastal conditions and cliff walkers enjoy the coastal walks at high tide.We always enjoy our visits to the Island and this spot is really to be treasured


Aug 22nd 2019

Brook bay was spoilt buy lots of plastic and orange fishing rope washed up on the beach. I have never seen so much rubbish in a small area. I collected some, but the bin in the carpark was already overflowing.