Shanklin Beach

Visit Shanklin Beach

Family friendly Shanklin Beach is at the southern end of Sandown Bay on the Isle of Wight. This beach has soft yellow sand and is the best beach for families with young children. Enjoy a classic day on the beach, with safe bathing and is great for paddling about.

Grab some fish and chips or an ice cream and stroll along the esplanade.

There is lots to keep everyone entertained along Shanklin seafront. Arcades, Crazy golf, cafes, hotels and bars. There are themed crazy golf venues, fun for all ages.

Take the Shanklin Cliff Lift down to the beach from Eastcliff promenade.

Enjoy the beach, or get into the water for a swim, hire a kayak or paddleboard.

There is plenty of parking all up and down this beach.

This beach is …

  • Family friendly
  • full of beachfront attractions
  • Safe for swimming

What to see and do

  • build a sandcastle
  • Play crazy golf
  • have lunch on the beachfront

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Places to stay

  • Hotels
  • Holiday apartments

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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Getting To Shanklin Beach

Beach Location

Esplanade Shanklin Isle Of Wight PO37 6BS


Nearest Train


Get there by car or by train

Map of Shanklin Beach

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