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Whitecliff Bay is a shingle beach found at the Isle of Wight’s most easterly point about two miles south of Bembridge. Although lesser known that Alum Bay at the western end of the island, Whitecliff Bay is almost geologically identical, this is because it shares the same coastal strata.
Historians may also find Whitecliff Bay interesting as it is the site of a 16th century invasion by the French. Today its far more tranquil, being quite secluded and lesser known than other beaches on the east coast of the island. Go fossil hunting here or go paddling and swimming as the waters are fairly sheltered. The name comes from the high chalk Culver Cliffs at the southern end of the beach.
Facilities at Whitecliff Bay are in short supply and there is an indefinite dog ban in place. Despite its beauty there is limited parking, no toilet facilities and restricted access down two very steep concrete paths. There is a picnic area and a seasonal café.
Please read the beach safety notices at Whitecliff Bay concerning local sea conditions.
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Dog friendly beach?
- Picnic area