Watcombe Bay

Watcombe Bay - Isle of Wight
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Watcombe Bay is located on the other side of Fort Redoubt from Freshwater Bay. Cut into the white chalk cliff face of Highdown Cliffs access is somewhat of a challenge.

Once upon a time a tunnel lead from the cliff tops down to the beach but this has been blocked up at some point. Therefore the only real way of getting to the beach is a scramble over the rocks from Freshwater Bay at low tide.

The beach at Watcombe Bay itself is a mix of sand and shingle. It is an interesting little cove with both sea stacks and caves well worth exploring.

Type of beach

Sand and shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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Nearest town


OS grid ref.

SZ 3427 8553

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