Sandown Beach forms part of Sandown Bay, a long stretch of golden sand the runs from Dunose point in the south to the start of Culver cliff in the north. It is noted for it’s safe bathing and great views. Cafe’s, bars and attractions are never far away.
Godshill Village is World Famous for its’ pretty thatched cottages and tea rooms which serve home made clotted cream teas. There is a Natural History Museum, Cider Barn and of course, Godshill Model Village. These couple with great pubs and restaurants, makes Godshill a must to visit.
Sandown Pier is a great place for fun and amusements whatever the weather. There is a jungle themed crazy golf, amusement games, 10 pin bowling and a great pub and cafe’s. There is also an indoor children’s play area and the stunning views back to shore from the end of the pier.
The beach in this shot is closest to the hotel. A short walk down to the esplanade brings you out to the level walk that runs along the seafront to Shanklin, taking you past Lake beach. There are cafe’s and deck chairs along the way, and on the way back you can walk along the cliff tops and take in a different vista altogether.
Sandown and Shanklin used to regularly top the sunshine league tables when they were compiled and it’s easy to see why the beaches and towns of the Isle of Wight have proved so popular to tourists for generations.
Dinosaur Isle is a modern – interactive museum dedicated to Dinosaurs on the Island. The Island is recognised Worldwide as a treasure trove for fossil hunters and finds.
The chalk backbone that runs across the Island and the soft clays of the South West coast reveal new and exciting finds all the time.
Shanklin Old Village
Shanklin Old Village is a mass of pretty thatched cottages interspersed with gift shops, cafes and restaurants. Once know for its’ smuggling trade, the Old Village now plays host to Shanklin Chine, with its pretty waterfall and is very popular with tourists and Islanders alike, who visit for the charm and character of the village.
Shanklin Beach is a continuation of Sandown beach and the safe bathing and hours of sunshine make it a popular haunt for people of all ages.