Which are the best beaches on the Isle of Wight for you?
It is no secret that the Isle of Wight has some of the best beaches in the UK and many holidaymakers choose to visit the Island specifically for sea and sand. With 57 miles of coastline, no matter what you’re looking for in a beach, you can guarantee that the Isle of Wight will be able to provide it for you. From quiet, picturesque bays to busy activity beaches, there really is something for everyone.
When planning your holiday to the Isle of Wight, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a day at the beach. Check out our list of the best beaches on the Isle of Wight, separated into useful categories to help you have a brilliant time.
Family fun beaches
If you’re looking for somewhere to spend the whole day with your family, there are lots of brilliant bigger beaches that have amazing restaurants and facilities, including:
- Sandown Beach – One of the Island’s most popular beaches. It’s great fun for families with everything you need for a day on the sand. Sandown Pier is full of attractions and amusements, meaning there’s plenty to do, whatever the weather.
- Ventnor Beach – The perfect place to hire a beach hut for the day, with everything that you’re likely to need within a short walk. You can also visit the famous Isle of Wight-shaped paddling pool, which is close-by, whilst you’re here.
When going on holiday with your four-legged friend, it is always helpful to know which beaches you can visit together.
- Monks Bay – This is one of the best beaches on the Isle of Wight if you’re looking for somewhere quiet for a dog walk. It is tucked away near to the village of Bonchurch and you can also walk from here to the larger coastal town of Ventnor.
- The Duver Beach – This beach is under the care of the National Trust and it is a perfect setting for a walk with your dog along the front. Follow the shoreline round to Seagrove Bay and Priory Bay, just be sure to check their dog restrictions for the time of year.
Secluded smaller beaches
When searching for a hidden gem that isn’t quite as touristy, you still have some incredible beaches to choose from. Secluded spots include:
- Steephill Cove – A real hidden treasure that is definitely worth a visit, even if you have to walk a little further to get here. You can’t see this beach from the road and it can only be reached on foot or by boat.
- Freshwater Bay – An iconic Isle of Wight location, with crashing waves and breathtaking views of the landmark rock formations. Enjoy the picturesque views from Freshwater Bay and you can easily spend a few hours here doing nothing.
If you love watersports and you’re interested in doing more than just relaxing in the sunshine, try these beaches for outdoor activities
- Lake Beach – This is also known as Dunroamin Beach and is much quieter than others on the island, making it perfect for sailing, surfing and other water sports.
- Seagrove Bay – This is a brilliant beach to visit if you want to get on the water. With a whole range of activities and water sports to try, such as surfing and kayaking, you won’t get bored.
Visiting the best beaches on the Isle of Wight
Browse around isleofwight.com to find plenty of information about what our beautiful island has to offer and to ensure that you have the most amazing holiday. If you require any particular information or if you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact us, our friendly team is always more than happy to help.