The Beach Guide

Best beaches in Isle Of Wight

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Isle Of Wight as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Isle Of Wight is Welcome Beach. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Isle Of Wight just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

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    1. 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…

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    2. Steephill Cove

    This pretty little cove has no direct car access and remains an unspoilt idyll. A sandy beach backing onto an esplanade and collection of cottages. The beach is served by a cafe and seafood restaurant and is around about a twenty minute…

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    3. Binnel Bay

    Remote stretch of rocky coastline on the southern tip of the Isle of Wight. It spans around a mile between Binnel Point in the east and Puckaster Cove in the west. The beach is difficult to access and has no sand to mention. It is however,…

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    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.…

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    5. St Helens Beach

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

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    6. Sandown Beach

    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…

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    7. Brighstone Bay

    Long (5 miles) stretch of gently curving sand and shingle beach on the more exposed south west coast of the island. This stretch of coastline is relatively undeveloped although there is a campsite and holiday park near the village. Brighstone…

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    8. Shanklin Beach

    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…

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    9. 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.…

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    10. 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,…

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