"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Shanklin Beach

Shanklin beach on the south east coast of the Isle of Wight is towards the south of Sandown Bay. The southern half of the sandy beach slopes gently up to the cliffs with a rock ledge at its extremity and the northern half is backed by the resort's esplanade. The beach is popular with anglers.. A stream flows to the beach from Shanklin Chine.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Shanklin

Local authority: Isle of Wight Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ586810

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Things to see and do near Shanklin Beach

  • Shanklin Chine (0m)
  • The Shanklin Treasure Trail (0m)
  • Jungle Jims Adventure Play Area (0m)
  • Summer Arcade (0m)
  • Sandown Pier (2m)
  • Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary (2m)
  • Ventnor Heritage Museum (2m)
  • Ventnor Paddling Pool (3m)
  • Dinosaur Isle (3m)
  • Owl and Falconry Centre (3m)
  • Amazon World (3m)
  • Isle of Wight Zoo (3m)
  • Old Smithy Tourist Centre (3m)
  • Brading Roman Villa (3m)
  • Ventnor Botanic Gardens (4m)
  • Godshill Model Village (4m)
  • The Model Village (4m)
  • Allendale Equestrian Centre (4m)
  • Isle of Wight Wax Works (4m)
  • Nunwell House and Gardens (4m)
  • Lilliput Antique Doll and Toy Museum (4m)
  • Old Town Hall Museum (4m)
  • Lavender and Lace (5m)
  • Shipwreck and Maritime Museum (5m)
  • Arreton Craft Barns (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Point
Vernon Cottage Gift Shop
1 Eastcliff Road
Isle of Wight
PO37 6AA

Phone 01983 862606

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Forecast for Wednesday 24 April


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 992
Humidity 85%
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Chance of rain 54%
Max temp. 12°C
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 992
Humidity 89%
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Chance of rain 80%
Max temp. 11°C
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Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 993
Humidity 84%
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Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 11°C
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Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 995
Humidity 81%
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Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 11°C
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 996
Humidity 82%
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Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 997
Humidity 83%
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Shanklin beach forms part of Sandown Bay, famous for its long sandy beaches and safe bathing areas. Beach activities cater for all tastes with the Towns Amenities nearby. The beach is well served by longshoremen, providing traditional and modern leisure pursuits.

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