Open all year round
Shanklin Beach is a one of the Isle of Wight’s best known stretches of golden sands, which backs onto a traditional English seafront promenade.
The beach is located on the south east coast of the Isle of Wight, with groynes keeping the sand in place and a high sea wall and pavement promenade between the sea and the Esplanade. A traditional 'bucket and spade' family beach holiday destination, Shanklin Beach lost its pier after the hurricane of 1987 but there is now a semi-circular vantage point with benches where the entrance to the pier once stood.
Shanklin Esplanade has all the traditional British seaside attractions you'd expect and more: a large amusement arcade with crazy golf, bowling, go-karting and even an indoor golf for rainy days. Outside there are pirate and dinosaur themed crazy golf courses that even sports a waterfall of 'blood'. There are seaside cafes and traditional beach shops selling everything from newspapers and books to inflatable boats and wetsuits!