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.

  • Welcome Beach (Shanklin)

    1. Welcome Beach (Shanklin)

    Welcome, also known as Shanklin 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 jet skiing…

  • Gurnard Beach

    2. 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. Although…

  • St Helens Beach

    3. St Helens Beach

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

  • Steephill Cove

    4. Steephill Cove

    This pretty little cove has no direct car access and remains an unspoilt idyll. A sandy beach backing onto an esplenade and collection of cottages. The beach is served by a cafe and seafood restaurant and is only a five minute walk from nearby Ventor

  • Sandown Beach

    5. 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 arcades…

  • Colwell Bay

    6. 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, making it…

  • Brighstone Bay

    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 Bay…

  • Spring Vale Beach (Ryde)

    8. 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.

  • Compton Bay

    9. Compton Bay

    An unspoilt, 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 tide it is possible to see dinosaur footprints…

  • Whitecliff Bay

    10. 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. These…