Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Shanklin is a 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 main shopping area consists of two roads, Regent Street and High Street which together comprise the largest retail area in the south of the island, significant for tourists but also ideal for residents.

Transportation from Shanklin is good, There is Shanklin railway station, the terminus of Island Line from Ryde Pier Head, the station opened 23 August 1864.

Bus services to the nearby towns and villages are run by Southern Vectis, which includes The Island Breezer – open top buses with onboard commentary.

Entertainment – Shanklin Theatre is situated just off the top end of the High Street, also known as The Old Village.

If a walking holiday is on your list then a must do is to walk the Revetment – Shanklin to Sandown.

The revetment between Shanklin and Sandown is a shared route for walkers and cyclists and is extremely popular with families.
It is approximately 2 miles of flat pavement, so it is wheelchair and pushchair friendly and there are plenty of places to access the stunning beaches.Park your car on the car park on Shanklin seafront (ticket must be purchased), then proceed along,  the cliff side of the sea wall is lined with colourful beach huts that are available for hire.

Take a moment to fill your lungs with the fresh sea air and enjoy the stunning views of the shoreline as you continue your walk.
Making your way along Small Hope beach, there are several places you can stop to buy an ice cream or stop for a bite to eat, plus a well-deserved drink on your scenic walk around The Bay.
Salix Café is situated right on the beach at the end of a row of picturesque beach huts.
Further along at Dunroamin beach you’ll find the Tradewinds café, there are lots more kiosks and cafés along route, each with spectacular views of Sandown Bay and Culver Cliffs.

If you are feeling more adventurous? why not take on the sea in adrenaline fuelled sea sports, from banana boating, to kayaking and even paddle boarding at Wight Water.

So next time you are visiting Shanklin, add this walk to your must things to do.

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