"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Shanklin Beach

Shanklin beach on the south east coast of the Isle of Wight is towards the south of Sandown Bay. The southern half of the sandy beach slopes gently up to the cliffs with a rock ledge at its extremity and the northern half is backed by the resort's esplanade. The beach is popular with anglers.. A stream flows to the beach from Shanklin Chine.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Shanklin

Local authority: Isle of Wight Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ586810

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Things to see and do near Shanklin Beach

  • Shanklin Chine (0m)
  • The Shanklin Treasure Trail (0m)
  • Jungle Jims Adventure Play Area (0m)
  • Summer Arcade (0m)
  • Sandown Pier (2m)
  • Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary (2m)
  • Ventnor Heritage Museum (2m)
  • Ventnor Paddling Pool (3m)
  • Dinosaur Isle (3m)
  • Owl and Falconry Centre (3m)
  • Amazon World (3m)
  • Isle of Wight Zoo (3m)
  • Old Smithy Tourist Centre (3m)
  • Brading Roman Villa (3m)
  • Ventnor Botanic Gardens (4m)
  • Godshill Model Village (4m)
  • The Model Village (4m)
  • Allendale Equestrian Centre (4m)
  • Isle of Wight Wax Works (4m)
  • Nunwell House and Gardens (4m)
  • Lilliput Antique Doll and Toy Museum (4m)
  • Old Town Hall Museum (4m)
  • Lavender and Lace (5m)
  • Shipwreck and Maritime Museum (5m)
  • Arreton Craft Barns (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Point
Vernon Cottage Gift Shop
1 Eastcliff Road
Isle of Wight
PO37 6AA

Phone 01983 862606

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 20 August


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 89%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 60%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 58%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 66%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1023
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 85%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1023
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
04:15 BST
(03:15 GMT)
High Tide
11:02 BST
(10:02 GMT)
Low Tide
16:39 BST
(15:39 GMT)
High Tide
23:16 BST
(22:16 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Shanklin Beach

Shanklin beach forms part of Sandown Bay, famous for its long sandy beaches and safe bathing areas. Beach activities cater for all tastes with the Towns Amenities nearby. The beach is well served by longshoremen, providing traditional and modern leisure pursuits.

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