The small bay at Steephill Cove has been described as one of the Isle of Wight’s hidden treasures due to the pretty beach, the wonderful locally caught crab & lobster and the peace and traquility gained from an off the beaten track location.
To reach Steephill Cove you must do it on foot but this is part of the charm of the bay which can only be reached by the coastal path from Ventnor or down through the Ventnor Botanical Gardens.
Once at the bay you can relax on the sand and shingle beach, swim in the clear water and enjoy lunch at one of the two crab restaurants with views of the sea. At low tide the beach is revealed to it’s fullest extent and some take the oppertunity for a small game of beach cricket.
The bay is a natural sun trap and is often protected for any wind by the cliffs either side. The friendly and mellow local atmosphere has often lulled visitors into restful sleep while sitting up on the promenade.