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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  • Jet-skiing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Shop

Nearest town



PO36 8AE

OS grid ref.

SZ 6018 8430

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Sandown Beach Reviews

Sandown beach

Apr 14th 2020

Steve & Trish keep it beautiful, always prepared for a chat, very friendly x

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