The Beach Guide

Sandown Beach

Sandown Beach - Isle of Wight

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Sandown is a gently-sloping sandy beach in the centre of Sandown Bay, with Shanklin to the south and Yaverland and Culver Cliff to the north.

A family resort that has retained its pier, Sandown offers a range of activities, including amusement arcades and fairground rides.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not permitted on these beaches between 1 May and 30 September. This does not include registered assistance dogs.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Shop

    Nearest town



    PO36 8AE

    OS grid ref.

    SZ 6018 8430

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award

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