About 15 minutes from park
Eastcliff Promenade, Shanklin PO37 6BJVisit Website
Head to the southeast during your time on the Isle of Wight, and you’ll find beautiful Shanklin Beach. This a safe, sandy spot is complete with traditional beach huts and plenty of space to roam around, making it a perfect choice for a memorable day out. Whether you’re visiting the island with kids or adults, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy when you take a trip to Shanklin Beach. Protected from winds by Dunnose Point, the beach also boasts clear water and lots of activities for the whole family.
Many of us visit the beach to kick off our shoes and relax on the sand, and there’s plenty of space to do just that at Shanklin. Lay down a towel and relax or take a stroll along the promenade and enjoy the holiday atmosphere that surrounds this popular spot. If you’re looking for something a little more exciting, why not head to the considerable amusement arcade for some traditional seaside fun? There’s also a crazy golf course, bowling, go-carting, and even an indoor play area at Shanklin Beach.
When it’s time to refuel, you’ll find lots of options at Shanklin that mean you won’t need to travel too far. While some visitors choose to bring picnics along to the beach, you might like to grab hot and cold food from Esplanade Gardens Café, which is opposite the beach kiosk.
There’s no need to worry about a lack of facilities when you pay a visit to Shanklin Beach. Public toilets are signposted and available at three points along the promenade. First aid supply kids are also available throughout the summer months. Unfortunately for dog owners, canine companions aren’t allowed on Shanklin Beach from May to September. If you’re visiting with your pet out of season, you can enjoy the convenience of dog bins provided.
There’s plenty of car parking at Shanklin Beach, which means arriving by road is easy and convenient. Just look for an on-street spot or head into one of three pay-and-display car parks when you arrive. It’s just a couple of minutes’ walk to the beach from there. The nearest train station is Shanklin, which is around 30 minutes’ walking distance from the beach. If you don’t feel like the stroll, you can also hop on a bus which will take you right to the promenade.
Whilst you wait... just think about being in your swimmers, the sun's out and the smiles are big