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Sandown Beach

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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

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May to September.

Isle of Wight dog friendly beaches »

Activities

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

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Shop

Nudist/naturist beach

Yes

Nearest town

Sandown

Postcode

PO36 8AE

OS grid ref.

SZ 6018 8430

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award