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Shanklin is a traditional seaside town located on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight. Young or old Shanklin has plenty to offer, with long sandy beaches, beautiful parks, amusements and a variety of attractions for all ages.

Shanklin Beach is a one of the Isle of Wight’s best-known stretches of golden sands and sits on the southern end of Sandown Bay, overlooked by a traditional seaside esplanade with friendly cafes and bars, a large amusement arcade provides bowling, go-carting, crazy golf and a child’s indoor play area ideal for those rare rainy days.

A holiday to Shanklin would not be complete without a visit to the picturesque Old Village with its small Gift Shops, Tea Rooms, Pubs & Restaurants many with traditional thatch roofs. From the Old Village, you can access the famous Shanklin Chine and Rylstone Gardens or take the coastal footpath towards Bonchurch & Ventnor.


Rylstone Gardens is perched on the clifftop and looks out over the English Channel, It is a perfect place to relax with a picnic whilst looking out for Red Squirrels, events are held regularly in the afternoon & evenings (View their Programme Here). From here you can access Shanklin Chine


‘Chine’ is a local word and now used only in the Isle of Wight and Dorset. When you wander through the peaceful setting of this historic gorge, take time to just sit, look and listen. You are in a magic world of natural beauty, a rich haven of rare plants, woodland, wildlife and enchanting waterfalls. You can (view their website here).

Shanklin Theatre – The Theatre is open all year round hosting a full programme of professional and amateur productions. throughout the year it hosts events ranging from a Christmas Pantomime, a professional summer season, local amateur dramatics, a children’s stage school, the Isle of Wight Dance Festival and workshops for visiting school parties.