The Beach Guide

Whitecliff Bay

Whitecliff Bay - Isle of Wight

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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?

Dogs are not permitted on these beaches between 1 May and 30 September. This does not include registered assistance dogs.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Picnic area

    Nearest town



    PO35 5PL

    OS grid ref.

    SZ 6421 8614

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