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Great Fun for All

We wanted something to do on New Years Day but not swimming. We had some fun and laughter along... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandown, United Kingdom
Great morning walk along the sea wall

We were here on a wintry November weekend but it didn't spoil our enjoyment. The sea wall walk... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2018
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Clock Tower Beach can be found next to the clock tower that was dedicated in 1897 to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. On this beautiful clean stretch of sandy beach you can hire clean modern sunbeds deckchairs windbreakers & parasols or try...more
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Shanklin, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted something to do on New Years Day but not swimming. We had some fun and laughter along with a lot of other families who braved the dull grey day here on the Isle of Wight. The beach is free and the sands clean...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank IsleofWightDaisy
Reviewed 24 November 2018

We were here on a wintry November weekend but it didn't spoil our enjoyment. The sea wall walk - relatively safe on what was a choppy day at sea, provided a great walk out early on the Sunday morning we were there. Great fun!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TheWebster
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Family friendly, clean. Looked by the number of children on the beach, who seemed to be locals, it was thought safe.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Judith P
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We keep returning to Shanklin time and again as we love it so much. The seafront isn't huge (but we like that). In our experience we've always found the beach nice and clean. The beach is mainly sandy, with a few pebbles up at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RMAR75
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Beautiful clean sand, backed by cafes, ice cream, toilets all on the esplanade, which has benches too. Access from the main streets of Shanklin is down a small cliff, via either steps or a zig-zagging road or a lift. Sheltered from prevailing winds, Shanklin is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 1 November 2018

If you are walking to and from the beach you better be fit. Its cardiac hill to get there. Extremely steep and winding. There is a lift but we were told it closes at 5pm. The actual beach front is walkable back and forth in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank marmarislover038
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We had a lovely time with our pet beach was lovely plenty of places to sit on the promenade.everywhere was very friendly and lots of nice places to have a drink to eat .lift down to beach was good and pet friendly too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gilliandunn2
Reviewed 21 October 2018

spent a hour or so just sitting watching the world go by overlooking the beach. Plenty of facilities, toilets, cafes, shops, ice cream parlour. Crazy golf if your interested. plenty of parking for both cars and coaches. Was quiet as it was october but lovely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dagdabear
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Lovely clean beach with great views. Lots of interest - rock pooling at low tide in certain areas, plenty of sand so never appeared crowded despite the number of people walking. Watch out for the dog zones but I think after Sept 30 it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed 17 October 2018

great to walk along the beachfront wasn't busy and lots of places to pop in to look round the lift is very good for disabled people to get to the beach or to top of the hill

Date of experience: October 2018
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16 August 2018|
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Response from bonjgb1009 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Not as far as I know.
18 May 2018|
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Response from Jean P | Reviewed this property |
Good advice from RunningSt, they are only allowed on certain areas, at Yaverland you can go on the beach from the cliff end of the car park to the cliffs, at Appley from the tower to Puckpool. There are signs, but it is a... More