Isle Of Wight Swimming beaches

The beach guide has 15 swimming beaches listed in Isle Of Wight. Check here for all swimming beaches in the UK

  • Osborne Beach ©

    1. Osborne Beach

    Osborne beach gets its name from Osborne House, the former Isle of Wight residence of Queen Victoria. This where the Queen, along with Prince Albert and their nine children would come to get away from it all, and to this day the beach…

  • Welcome Beach ©

    2. Welcome Beach (Shanklin)

    Welcome, also known as Lake Beach is a sandy beach on the eastern shore of the island, overlooking Sandown Bay. The beach is very popular for all sorts of water sports and there is a designated water sports zone. Sailing, canoeing and…

  • St Helens ©

    3. St Helens Beach

    A peaceful sandy beach, backed by dunes and a promenade. Swimming, walking and birdwatching.

  • Gurnard ©

    4. Gurnard Beach

    Gurnard Beach is located on the North of the Isle of Wight, within an easy and scenic 15 minute walk from the seaport town of Cowes. The pebble and shingle beach offers visitors lovely views across the Solent as well as stunning sunsets.…

  • Sandown ©

    5. Sandown Beach

    Popular with families, surfers, and pretty much everyone else, sandy Sandown on the Isle of Wight is a traditional resort beach with a gentle slope to it. Think "buckets and spades", crazy golf, deckchair, sun lounger, and windbreak…

  • Whitecliff Bay ©

    6. Whitecliff Bay

    The sand and shingle beach of Whitecliff Bay is situated near the eastern tip of the Isle of Wight. The name comes from the high chalk Culver Cliffs at the southern end of the beach which form part of a site of significant geological interest.…

  • Yaverland ©

    7. Yaverland Beach (Sandown)

    Located between Sandown and the cliffs of Culver Down, Yaverland is thought by many to be one of the best beaches on the Isle of Wight. The trick is to get here at low tide - at high tide there is only a relatively small section of sandy…

  • Shanklin ©

    8. Shanklin Beach

    The coastal popular resort of Shanklin is located in the south-east corner of the island, at the southernmost tip of Sandown Bay. Golden sands are protected by a high sea wall with a traditional paved promenade creating the vision of a…

  • Colwell Bay ©

    9. Colwell Bay

    Colwell Bay is a sand and shingle beach on the western shore of the Isle of Wight. It is a relatively quiet beach, and is reputed to be one of the cleanest on the island (it is cleaned daily). The water here is generally calm and clear,…

  • Compton Bay ©

    10. Compton Bay

    An unspoilt, two mile stretch of sandy beach on the coast road between Freshwater Bay and Brook. Popular with surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers.

    No facilities apart from toilets and a refreshment van in summer.

    At low…

  • Ventnor ©

    11. Ventnor Beach

    Ventnor is a Victorian seaside resort built into the steep slopes and cliffs of St Boniface Down, the highest point on the Isle of Wight. Roads zig-zag down to the sea past terraces planted with sub-tropical plants, a feature of this very…

  • West ©

    12. West Beach (Ryde)

    The beaches at Ryde, on the north-east coast of the Isle of Wight, offer the visitor a vast stretch of sand at low tide. The beach on the western side of the pier is quieter than that on the eastern side and is used mainly by locals who…

  • Spring Vale ©

    13. Spring Vale Beach (Ryde)

    Spring Vale, just east of Ryde town, is a sand and shingle beach adjacent to Puckpool Park. Swimming, sailing, windsurfing and a large car park. Popular with families.

  • Norton ©

    14. Norton Beach

    Norton is a small sand and shingle beach, located between Fort Victoria and Yarmouth. Access by car (limited) or by harbour ferry from Yarmouth. One of the only areas on this stretch of coastline considered suitable for swimming.

  • Totland Bay ©

    15. Totland Bay

    Totland Bay is a mostly pebble beach on the northern shore of the Isle of Wight. It looks out over the wider bay and to the Dorset coast beyond. The beach is located is about 500 meters from the centre of the town of Totland. A promenade…