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

Dunnose Point protects Shanklin beach from the prevailing winds, making this a popular swimming and water sports spot.  There’s a slipway to help with the launching and recovery of dinghies and beach huts sit at the back of the beach.  This is a family-friendly attraction too, with crazy golf, go-carting and an amusement arcade to enjoy.  The Esplanade has traditional beach shops and cafes, as well as an indoor play area for rainy days.  In short all bases are covered for fun times at Shanklin beach.  Highly recommended.

Summer visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Christopher and Anne.


A bright day at Shanklin beach.