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Shanklin Beach, Isle of Wight

Updated: Apr 14

Beach address: Esplanade, Shanklin, Isle Of Wight, PO37 6BS


Shanklin is a popular seaside resort and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England, located on Sandown Bay. Shanklin is the southernmost of three settlements which occupy the bay, and is close to Lake and Sandown.


The sandy beach, its Old Village and a wooded ravine, Shanklin Chine, are its main attractions. The esplanade along the beach is occupied by hotels and restaurants for the most part, and is one of the most tourist-oriented parts of the town. The other is the Old Village, at the top of Shanklin Chine.


Together with Lake and Sandown to the north, Shanklin forms a built up area of 21,374 inhabitants


Photo credit: Sophia Brading