The Beach Guide

Shanklin Beach

Shanklin Beach - Isle of Wight

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The coastal resort of Shanklin is located in the south-east corner of the island, at the southernmost tip of Sandown Bay. Shanklin Beach is safe and sandy, with clear water and plenty of parking. The beach is protected from the prevailing winds by Dunnose Point.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned between May and September; dog bins are provided at other times.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Slipway

    Nearest town



    PO37 6BW

    OS grid ref.

    SZ 5860 8104

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Quality Coast Award

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