Monks Bay

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Isle of Wight Coastal Path Dog friendly Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: summer

Named after the Norman monks who crossed to here from Lyra Abbey, this charming, secluded beach was once the haunt of smugglers.  Nowadays, you’ll find occasional lobster and crab fishing in the bay.  At low tide, there is plenty of sand and the small beach has a pleasing arc shape.  With a promenade and wooded cliffs beyond, the setting is one of peace and tranquility.  This is a beach to get away from it all.

Summer visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Phil and Glynis.


A summer day at Monks Bay.