Situated in the town of Shanklin and very close to the old village which houses some of the finest pubs and eating establishments in the area. Many of the public houses have live entertainment to suit all ages.
The sea front is only five minutes away via a cliff lift or by car. You can walk to any location including the shops, trains and bus station within 5-10 minutes. We have Shanklin medical centre 6 minutes walk away in the town.
We have our local Conservative and unionist club which is arguably the finest club is the south of England 2 minutes away and you will be automatically enrolled there to take temporary membership at a cost of £4.00 per person if you decide on visiting it. They have live entertainment most nights of the week and a restaurant. They do not allow children under 16 years of age. It well worth a visit and you will save the cost of temporary membership on your first visit as the prices are a lot cheaper than the pubs!
The coastal resort of Shanklin is located at the south east corner of the Island at the southern most tip of Sandown Bay. The town is well served by the railway, which connects to the high speed ferry terminal at the top of Ryde Pier, allowing easy access to the mainland and London. There are also regular communications to the Islands principal towns via the buses, the depot for which is situated by Somerfield Supermarket in Landguard Road.
Shanklin has long been a location for family holidays, with a safe sandy beach and clear waters. The bay is sheltered from the prevailing wind by Dunnose Point, which is a stunning backdrop, with the tall cliffs of Luccombe and St. Boniface Downs beyond. Looking out to The English Channel across The Bay, views extend around to the White Cliffs of Culver and Bembridge Downs. By the beach there is pitch and putt, childrenís amusements and car parking. A lift provides easy access to the cliff tops, where the views are even more spectacular, so the less energetic or disabled people, donít have to climb the steps. The seafront is a real attraction for visitors to the town, with a wealth of eating establishments, 3 pubs and a small road train which provides a regular service through the summer months to the town centre and Old Village.
Shanklin is most famed for its good weather and the pretty Old Village, which is located on the south side of the town, towards Ventnor and Bonchurch. The village is extremely pretty and most tourists head to the area for the thatched cottages, quaint shops and old fashioned tea rooms, which not only offer cream teas, but sea food specialities and attractive surroundings. In the heart of The Old Village are several pubs which are attractive and provide good food and a great venue for a lively evening. Just past the entrance to The Crab Inn is the start of Shanklin Chine, a deep gorge carved out by a stream, which is a restful and picturesque place to spend the morning or afternoon. In the evening the waterfalls and woodland are illuminated, giving the gardens a totally different aspect and atmosphere, a must if you are visiting Shanklin.