Isle of Wight Beaches and Seaside Locations

The Isle of Wight has an impressive range of beaches and beautiful coastal locations all around the Island. Select one of the beaches below to view more information and photographs.

East Isle of Wight Beaches

The East of the Isle of Wight has wonderful sandy beaches and is known for the long sandy coves at Sandown, Shanklin and Seaview. The East of the Isle of Wight also has some calm and quiet bays tucked away such as Priory Bay near Seaview.

Seaview Beach Isle of Wight

Seaview Beach

Seaview Beach a beauitful beach of sand with a little shingle which runs from the mouth of Seaview Harbour towards Seaview. The beach is popular with families who want a fairly peaceful place to enjoy the sea away from the main resorts.

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Ryde Beach Isle of Wight

Ryde Beach

Ryde Beach is a beautiful sandy beach on the edge of Ryde on the North East of the Isle of Wight. This beautiful family holiday beach is popular with families visiting the Isle of Wight for a beach holiday.

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St Helens Beach Isle of Wight

St Helens Beach

St Helens Beach a beauitful beach of sand with a little shingle which runs from the mouth of Bembridge Harbour towards Seaview. The beach is popular with families who want a fairly peaceful place to enjoy the sea away from the main resorts.

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Bembridge Beach Isle of Wight

Bembridge Beach

Bembridge Beach a beauitful beach of sand with a little shingle which runs from the mouth of Bembridge Harbour towards Seaview. The beach is popular with families who want a fairly peaceful place to enjoy the sea away from the main resorts.

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Whitecliff Beach Isle of Wight

Whitecliff Bay

Whitecliff Bay is a beautiful bay near Bembridge with a long sandy beach sheltered by cliffs. The water gently slopes away and it is great for swimming of splashing about in the surf.

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Shanklin Beach Isle of Wight

Shanklin Beach

Shanklin Beach is long and sandy and has a gently sloping shore making it ideal for sun bathing or swimming. Shanklin Beach is over a mile long in total so there is plenty of space even in the height of the summer season.

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Sandown Beach Isle of Wight

Sandown Beach

The popular seaside resort of Sandown is know for it's long sandy beach and during the summer many holiday visitors come to enjoy this beach.

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South Isle of Wight Beaches

The South of the Isle of Wight enjoys a mix of sandy and shingle beaches.

Bonchurch Beach Isle of Wight

Bonchurch Beach

Bonchurch Beach is a quiet and peaceful beach between Ventnor and Shanklin and can be reached on foot within 30mins from Ventnor via the Isle of Wight coastal path.

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Ventnor Beach Isle of Wight

Ventnor Beach

Ventnor has a beautiful, gently sloping beach of sand and fine shingle set in a sheltered bay. The beach is popular all year round but is more tranquile than the larger resorts even at the height of the summer season.

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West Isle of Wight Beaches

The West of the Isle of Wight is known for the dramatic coastline and long sandy bays. Shingle bays such as Freshwater Bay and Totland Bay offer excellent water for swimming in the clear water naturally filtered by the beach.

Totland Bay Isle of Wight

Totland Bay

The beach at Toland Bay beach is popular with families because of the dramatic setting and peaceful, laid back atmosphere. The shingle and sand beach is long but narrows as it extends West towards Alum Bay.

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Colwell Bay Isle of Wight

Colwell Bay

Colwell Bay is a long sand and shingle beach on the West coast of the Isle of Wight within walking distance of Freshwater and Totland.

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Freshwater Bay Isle of Wight

Freshwater Bay

Freshwater Bay is an attractive beach in a beautiful setting on the Western tip of the Isle of Wight. The bay is surrounded by tall white cliffs and stunning coastal formations which give a sea view like no other.

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Compton Beach Isle of Wight

Compton Beach

Compton Beach is a favourite with regular beach goers and a few local watersports enthusiasts. The beach is peacefull all through the summer there are great views of the white cliffs of Freshwater. The beach is sandy with small patches of shingle.

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Brook Beach Isle of Wight

Brook Beach

Compton Beach is a favourite with regular beach goers and a few local watersports enthusiasts. The beach is peacefull all through the summer there are great views of the white cliffs of Freshwater. The beach is sandy with small patches of shingle.

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Brighstone Beach Isle of Wight

Brighstone Beach

Brighstone Beach a shingle beach with patches of sand. The long sweeping bay is a beautiful place to spend a day by the sea and enjoy the very clear water.

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North Isle of Wight Beaches

The North of the Isle of Wight has many little known bays and beautiful stretches of coast between Yarmouth and Cowes but the best known beaches are Cowes and Gurnard.

Gurnard Beach Isle of Wight

Gurnard Beach

Gurnard Beach is a quiet beach on the North West of the Isle of Wight. The beach is made of of shingle with occasional patches of sand. There are excellent facilities for such a small beach with a cafe and a public house only a short walk from the sea.

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Cowes Beach Isle of Wight

Cowes Beach

The beach at Cowes is a shingle beach and runs West of the centre of Cowes along the Esplanade. At the Cowes end of the beach there is a small park behind the beach where many people prefer to sit and enjoy a picnic or sunbathe between swims.

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Isle of Wight Beaches Map

The West of the Isle of Wight is known for the dramatic coastline and long sandy bays. Shingle bays such as Freshwater Bay and Totland Bay offer excellent water for swimming in the clear water naturally filtered by the beach.

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