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Shanklin - Welcome Beach Beach

Shanklin, Isle of Wight

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.

Beach Type



Toilets (including toilets for the disabled) are all available at this beach


Sea canoeing
Jet ski-ing
Fishing and pedalo hire
There is a zoned section for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

There is a walk and cycle route from Shanklin to Sandown.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily during summer months and monthly during the winter. Litter bins are also provided. Dogs are banned between May and September; dog litter bins are provided for other times.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre. Guildhall. Newport. Isle of Wight. PO30 1TY. Tel: 01983823366. Web site:


Nearest town: Shanklin
County: Isle of Wight
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6409, -1.16694
Postcode: PO37 6HT
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Shanklin, Isle of Wight at Explore Britain.


Access onto the beach is by way of slipways and steps. and the area can be accessed by car along the Esplanade

Public Transport

Bus service is available to the beach and the nearest station is approximately 20 mins walk. There is also the dotto train and the cliff lift.

Nearest Railway Stations

Lake (Less than a mile away)
Shanklin (About a mile away)
Sandown (About a mile and a half away)
Brading (Approx. 3 miles away)
Smallbrook Junction (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


312 car parking spaces are available (including disabled spaces) for a charge.

Nearby Car Parks

Winchester House, Shanklin (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
County Ground, Shanklin (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Hope Road, Shanklin (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
New Road, Lake (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Atherley Road, Shanklin (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Esplanade Gardens, Shanklin (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Shanklin Station, Shanklin (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
The Heights, Sandown (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Spa, Shanklin (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Landguard Road, Shanklin (Short stay).
About 0.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Shanklin