Isle of Wight Beaches

Isle of Wight Beaches

Planning a trip to the Isle of Wight? Discover the stunning Isle of Wight beaches for all the family. Use our guide to help you plan your visit.

Find Beaches in the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Beaches range from traditional family friendly seaside resorts and award-winning beaches to the dramatic multi-coloured cliffs of Alum Bay. Perfect for a family break or to walk the coastal path. The Solent is famous for national and international sailing events, thousands of visitors attend each year to participate or as spectators. Visitors can take the ferry from Southampton.


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Know the name of the beach you are looking? See the full list of beaches in Isle of Wight in alphabetical order.

Alum Bay

Alum Bay is famous for the multi-coloured sandstone cliffs making it a popular tourist destination as well…

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Appley Beach

Appley beach is a popular family destination with sandy beach with good facilities and a seaside cafe…

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Blackgang Beach

Blackgang Beach is at the southern tip of the Isle of Wight, just below St Catherine’s Down….

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Compton Bay

Compton Bay is a beautiful unspoilt beach, perfect for those wanting to get away from the crowds…

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Cowes Beach

Visit Cowes Beach This beach is… Dog Friendly with restrictions in the summer months Great for Families Great for Sailing…

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Cowes East Beach

Cowes-East is a two mile shingle beach, and a world famous yachting town. A great place…

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Colwell Bay

Colwell Bay is a small but award winning beach on the West coast of the island between…

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Freshwater Bay

Freshwater Bay on the west side of the island looks out towards famous landmark The Needles Headland….

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Gurnard Beach

Gurnard Beach is a shingle beach with great views of the Solent just to the west of…

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Ryde East Beach

Ryde-East is a large sandy beach near the centre of Ryde just a ten minute journey…

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Springvale Beach

Springvale Beach is an unspoilt stretch on the north coast of the Isle of Wight. Beach HighlightsLocal…

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Sandown Beach

Sandown Beach is a gorgeous bay with miles of soft sand below the Culver Cliffs. A firm…

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Small Hope Beach

Small Hope Beach is small, but popular with families, with beach huts and sun loungers available…

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St Helens Beach

St Helen’s beach is a mixture of sand and pebbles with breakwaters, a sea wall and…

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Shanklin Beach

Shanklin Beach is at the southern end of Sandown Bay has yellow sand perfect for families with…

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Totland Bay

Totland Bay on the Isle of Wight is a small sandy beach at low tide, ideal for…

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Ventnor Beach

Visit Ventnor Beach Ventnor Beach is an award winning family seaside resort with a sun trapped bay sheltered by high…

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Yarmouth Beach

A small beach at this historical port town.

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Yaverland Bay

Yaverland Beach about a mile from Sandown, is a resort for sailing and water sports with a…

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Whitecliff Bay

Whitecliff Bay pleasant privately owned sand and shingle beach, perfect for beach days and coastal walks. There…

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

Enjoy the beautiful Isle of Wight coast.