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Steephill Cove

Steephill Cove is one of the best kept secret beaches on the Isle of Wight. Inaccessible by road, this really is a wonderful spot to relax and explore. It's home to two restaurants so you have somewhere to dine in style throughout the day and evening, with stunning sea views to enhance your experience.

Kimmeridge Beach

Kimmeridge Beach is the best destination for spotting marine life on the Isle of Purbeck peninsula. Offering the best access to the Purbeck Marine Life Reserve. Excellent conditions for snorkelers and scuba divers to enjoy. Surfers head here for the premier break in the region, Broad Bench.

Chapman's Pool

Chapman's Pool,on the Isle of Purbeck peninsula, is a secluded and sheltered cove, home to a former lifeboat station, and a large collection of rock pools ripe for exploration. Close to the lovely Isle of Purbeck village of Worth Matravers, bring a picnic and relax in this lesser known beauty spot.

Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island is a fantastic beauty spot in Poole Harbour in Dorset. Journey to it over the waters on a ferry and embark on the perimeter trail around the island and take a light lunch at the castle. Managed by the National Trust, this is a must see on any trip to the Isle of Purbeck.

St Helen's Beach

St Helen's Beach, on the Isle of Wight, is a calm prospect for those looking for a quieter part of the shoreline to enjoy a swim, a stroll or a spot of bird watching. With striking views across the Solent, this beach has good facilities as well as having no restrictions for dog owners.

Whitecliff Bay

Outstanding sand and pebble beach situated at the most easterly point of the Isle of Wight. Of interest to geologists and historians alike, this is a great secret getaway with short driving distance of Bembridge, Ryde, Sandown and good access to the coastal path and more.

Shanklin Beach

Shanklin Beach is one of the Isle of Wight's best loved holiday destinations. It offers miles of golden sands, crazy golf, penny arcades, endless eateries and the bewitching Shanklin Chine. Within walking distance of the town centre, Shanklin is the perfect choice for a traditional family day out at the seaside.

Ventnor Beach

A Victorian-era gem, Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight, is a quaint arch-shaped sandy beach with great facilities. Reminiscent of some Mediterranean destinations, there are some great eateries and pubs along the short promenade. Take an amble along the coast to beautiful Steephill Cove.

Swanage Beach

Swanage Beach, on the Isle of Purbeck peninsula, is one of the country's best-loved holiday destinations. Its sheltered bay makes it a great place to relax, swim or scuba dive. Fun family activity venues can be found up and down the town’s three contrasting beaches. A traditional seaside resort for all.

Totland Bay

Totland Beach, on the Isle of Wight, is a great beach for sunsets thanks to its westerly aspect. Favoured by swimmers, wind surfers and jet-ski lovers, there are is also a good range of amenities at Totland. The restored pier due for re-opening in 2018. Walk over the headland for views of the Needles.

Sandown Beach

Sandown Beach, on the Isle of Wight, is a very pleasant seaside resort with miles of golden sands are complemented by its very own pleasure pier. Popular with surfers, sun worshippers, young families, and those that love a leisurely stroll along a seaside esplanade. Stop by at low tide.

Ryde Beach

Ryde Beach, on the Isle of Wight, is a wide, sandy beach perfect for an enjoying a traditional British day beside the seaside. With excellent facilities and a great choice of family activities for all the family, this beach is very close to the town centre of Ryde. Ryde is a good transport hub with links to most of the island’s villages.
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