Beaches in Newport, Isle Of Wight

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The beach guide has 9 beaches listed in and around the town of Newport. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Cowes Beach (5.2 miles)

    Cowes © Euchiasmus | BY-SA

    The long pebble beach at Cowes is backed by a wide esplanade. It makes a great place to sit and watch the various yachting events that take place here, including the prestigious "Cowes Week" sailing regatta in August. The beach has views over the Solent, and at any time of year it is a good…

  • East Cowes Beach (5 miles)

    East Cowes © P L Chadwick | BY-SA

    East Cowes is an easily accessible shingle beach, with a promenade and children's play area, just a few minutes from the old Victorian town of East Cowes. Plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants.

  • Gurnard Beach (4.8 miles)

    Gurnard © Ronsaunders47 | BY-SA

    Gurnard Beach is located on the North of the Isle of Wight, within an easy and scenic 15 minute walk from the seaport town of Cowes. The pebble and shingle beach offers visitors lovely views across the Solent as well as stunning sunsets. Although Gurnard is a relatively small beach, it still offers plenty of…

  • Thorness Bay (4 miles)

    Thorness Bay © Ian S | BY-SA

    Thorness Bay is a Site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and this includes the 2 miles of sandy beach. Despite having a large holiday park located right next door the beach is big enough to offer some peace and quiet whilst watching the boats in the Solent.

  • Osborne Beach (4.7 miles)

    Osborne Beach © Steve Daniels | BY-SA

    Osborne beach gets its name from Osborne House, the former Isle of Wight residence of Queen Victoria. This where the Queen, along with Prince Albert and their nine children would come to get away from it all, and to this day the beach and surrounds remain a haven of tranquility and natural beauty.

  • Whale Chine Beach (6.6 miles)

    Whale Chine © Chris Gunns | BY-SA

    Whale Chine is one of a number of ravines cut into the sandstone cliffs along the Isle of Wight's southwest coast. The steep sides of the chine, which have been cut over the millennia by a small stream, reach 140 feet above the beach. These soft cliffs are home to some excellent fossils including dinosaur…

  • Atherfield Beach (6.5 miles)

    Atherfield © David Smith | BY-SA

    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…

  • Lepe Beach (6.8 miles)

    Lepe © Pierre Terre | BY-SA

    A stony beach that forms part of Lepe Country Park, situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Views across to the Isle of Wight and excellent coastal walks featuring pine-fringed cliffs, D-day remains and wild flower meadows. The main swimming area is a short walk east of the car park.

  • Shepherd's Chine Beach (6.2 miles)

    Shepherd's Chine © Ian S | BY-SA

    Shepherd's Chine is one of a series of beaches along Brighstone Bay on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight. A chine is a geological feature common on this stretch of coast and consists of a river valley that has been cut into the soft cliffs leading to the sea. Shepherd's Chine is…

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