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Whitecliff Bay

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Whitecliff Bay - Isle of Wight

© Steve Daniels and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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 cliffs are also rich in fossils

The two hundred metre long beach is backed by two holiday parks so is quite a popular spot during the summer. This also means there are at least some facilities, including two cafes, but NO toilets! Along with fairly limited parking this can mean Whitecliff isn't the most suitable beach for everyone.

Whitecliff Bay is actually privately owned by one of the holiday parks. However this does not affect access, which is via either of two equally steep concrete paths.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dog ban in force

Dogs are not allowed on the beach at ANY time of the year.

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  • Swimming/bathing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic area

Nearest town



PO35 5PL

OS grid ref.

SZ 6421 8614

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended