About 10 minutes from park
Esplanade, Sandown PO36 8JTVisit Website
A perfect place for day-long fun, Sandown Pier is a must-visit if you’re planning a family trip to the Isle of Wight. From rides and adventure play to an arcade and miniature golf, there’s something at Sandown for all ages. Did we mention the bar? Whether you walk, cycle, or hop in the car to the island’s pleasure pier, get ready for a memorable day with the people you love. Extending 875-feet out from the shoreline, Sandown Pier has been one of the Isle of Wight’s premier visitor attractions since its first season in 1879. While there have been many renovations since the opening, including the closure of Sandown Pier theatre in the 90s, the spot’s old-timey charm, and traditional atmosphere are still visible to this day.
With so many exciting things to do at Sandown Pier, you might feel spoilt for choice. Lost World Adventure Golf is a fantastic fun experience for kids and adults alike. Enter the ancient Aztec ruins for Sandown Pier crazy golf and putt against family and friends in an experience like no other. Light, sound, and smoke effects will carry you through the tropical rainforest as you play. Rainy day? Magic Island indoor children’s play area is a perfect place to exert a little energy, with ball pits, slides, swings, and a café area for parents to relax. If you’re visiting Sandown with older kids or adults, head to the Superbowl for classic ten-pin bowling.
If you’re looking for refreshment at Sandown Pier, you won’t be disappointed. You can find the seaside snacks you’d expect, like freshly made doughnuts, candy floss, and ice cream, as well as a café serving hot and cold snacks and meals. Sandown Pier sports bar, Scruffy Jacks, is popular among locals and visitors for its laid-back atmosphere and showing all the biggest sports games. There’s also a weekly quiz on Wednesday nights and entertainment night on Friday.
Like everywhere on the Isle of Wight, getting to Sandown Pier is easy. If you’re driving, follow directions to the A3055 to Sandown. If you’re travelling by bus, get on the number two, three, or eight services and hop off on Broadway for a couple of minutes’ walk to get to the seafront.
Whilst you wait... just think about being in your swimmers, the sun's out and the smiles are big