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 Mount Bay. 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.

  • Mount Bay © David Smith | BY-SA

    1. Mount Bay

    Mount Bay is a small shingle beach on the south-east coast of the island, just south of the village of St. Lawrence. The beach is set below Ventnor Botanic Garden and allegedly 'basks in the microclimate of The Undercliff' making it one…

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  • Welcome Beach (Shanklin) © Gareth James | BY-SA

    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…

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  • Steephill Cove © Graham Taylor | BY-SA

    3. 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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  • Rocken End Beach © Barry Shimmon | BY-SA

    4. Rocken End Beach

    Rocken End is set at the southern end of Chale Bay to the south of Blackgang Chine and just around the corner from the Isle of Wight's most southerly point. This is one of the most remote spots on the island and faces straight into the…

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  • Gurnard Beach © Steve Daniels | BY-SA

    5. 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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  • St Helens Beach © Steve Daniels | BY-SA

    6. St Helens Beach

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

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  • Sandown Beach © Cameraman | BY-SA

    7. 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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  • Brighstone Bay © David Smith | BY-SA

    8. 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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  • Whitecliff Bay © Steve Daniels | BY-SA

    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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  • Shanklin Beach © All Rights Reserved | BY-SA

    10. 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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