Isle of Wight Beaches
Isle of Wight beaches are recognised as being some of the best in Europe.
With 57 miles of varied coastline the Island offers a fantastic array of beaches, many of which hold Blue Flag awards. With miles of award winning sand and shingle beaches, rugged cliffs, hidden coves and clear waters, a trip to the beach is an essential part of any visit to the Island.
One of the advantages of being surrounded by water is that wherever you are the beach is never too far away.
The award-winning beaches of Shanklin, Sandown and Ventnor all have very popular esplanades with a great selection of cafes, shops and facilities to enhance your “day at the beach”. Ryde and Appley offer the largest stretch of open sands, perfect for sports and activities, with great views back across the Solent towards Portsmouth and Southsea.
Whilst a beach holiday is often associated with good weather, the Isle of Wight benefits from an all year round appeal.