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Bonchurch Beach holiday cottages

Bonchurch Beach

Bonchurch Beach is a peaceful shingle and sand beach in the south east of the Isle of Wight between the towns of Shanklin and Ventnor. At low tide, families can come to play and explore the rockpools whilst using it as an escape from some of the busier and better known beaches up the coast. Bonchurch Beach is at the foot of a steep hill and the majority of the village is higher up.  At sea level there is a promenade offering the chance to enjoy a stroll by the waters.

A boat on Bonchurch Beach on the Isle of Wight

The village has several cafes offering light lunches and refreshments.  Throughout the years, Bonchurch has been an inspiration to authors and artists. Charles Dickens is said to have written parts of David Copperfield during one of his visits.  

 

 

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Facilities at Bonchurch include public toilets, and a slipway for small launches. Bonchurch is a dog-friendly beach year-round, with no restrictions, and there are some pet-friendly restaurants along the promenade and in Upper Bonchurch.

Please read the beach safety notices at Bonchurch Beach concerning local sea conditions.

Stay near Bonchurch Beach

To give yourself plenty of time to relax, as well as a chance to explore our exciting island, book one of our lovely holiday cottages in Bonchurch nearby today. There is something for everyone.

Good to know

Lifeguard service

  • No

Dog friendly beach?

  • Yes, all year round

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Sailing

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Cafe
  • Pub and shops nearby
  • Slipway

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