"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Whitecliff Bay Beach

At the eastern tip of the Isle of Wight, Whitecliffe Bay is famous for the well-exposed sedimentary rock sequence which yields an abundance of fossils. The mostly sandy beach slopes gently up to the base of the cliffs. At the southern end there is a rock ledge.

Beach type: Sand/Shingle

Nearest town: Bembridge

Local authority: Isle of Wight Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ642861


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Whitecliff Bay Beach

  • Bembridge Windmill (1m)
  • Bembridge Heritage Centre (1m)
  • Bembridge Maritime Museum Isle of Wight Shipwreck Centre (1m)
  • Bembridge Lifeboat Station (1m)
  • Isle of Wight Zoo (2m)
  • Dinosaur Isle (2m)
  • Isle of Wight Wax Works (2m)
  • Lilliput Antique Doll and Toy Museum (2m)
  • Old Town Hall Museum (2m)
  • Brading Roman Villa (2m)
  • Nunwell House and Gardens (3m)
  • Sandown Pier (3m)
  • Waltzing Waters (3m)
  • Wight Karting (3m)
  • Seaview Wildlife Encounter (4m)
  • Island Speedway (4m)
  • Goodleaf Tree Climbing (4m)
  • Rosemary Vineyard (4m)
  • Appley Park (4m)
  • Jungle Jims Adventure Play Area (5m)
  • Summer Arcade (5m)
  • Shanklin Chine (5m)
  • Sallys Riding School (5m)
  • The Shanklin Treasure Trail (5m)
  • Waterside Pool (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Point
Train Station
Station Road
Isle of Wight
PO36 0EB

Phone 01983 401770

Seasonal opening

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Tuesday 20 March


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 1°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1027
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1028
Humidity 63%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1029
Humidity 47%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1031
Humidity 59%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1033
Humidity 77%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
00:54 GMT
Low Tide
06:23 GMT
High Tide
13:03 GMT
Low Tide
18:40 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 Whitecliff Bay Beach

A pleasant privately owned sand and shingle beach, set in a bay and backed by Culver Cliffs and Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park.

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