Seagrove Beach

Located near Bembridge, Seagrove Bay is on the northeast coast of the Isle of Wight. Facing eastwards into the English Channel it is fairly sheltered from both the wind and waves.

Although the beach is pebbly near the shore, at low tide it has plenty of sand which is gently sloping and is ideal for watersports, sandcastles, sunbathing and beach activities. The bay stretches for about 1km (0.6 mile) from Nettlestone Point to Horestone Point and there’s a wooden boardwalk providing access to the seawall.

Seagrove Bay has a Blue Flag award - a guarantee of great water quality and plenty of family-friendly facilities.

Perhaps the only negative point about Seagrove is that at high tide, there beach all but disappears as the water comes up to the seawall marking the high water mark. It’s advisable to check the tide times before visiting.

There’s a small car park nearby and a lane leading down to the beach which has a slipway for boats. You can also park at Seaview and walk around the coast to reach Seagrove Bay. Facilities include toilets.

Seagrove is home to a couple of fairly exclusive hotels and it is not unknown to spot the occasional celebrity here.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Promenade

Nearest town

Ryde

Postcode

PO34 5BP

OS grid ref.

SZ 6318 9099

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Seagrove Beach Reviews

Simon
Jul 05th 2020

Beautiful beach for swimming 1 hour before high tide today. Sheltered from westerly winds so no waves…

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