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Shanklin Beach  1


Shanklin is a real favourite of ours and amongst visitors to The Isle of Wight, it is split into three parts:

Firstly there is the main Shanklin Town which is popular for gift shops, banks, and supermarkets many of them opening until the early evening in peak season.

Then there is Shanklin Old Village which has a small road winding it's way through it passing more smaller gift shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs some of them thatched.  It has the famous Crab Inn which features on many fudge boxes and calendars.  {See Shanklin Old Village gallery}. 

Lastly there is Shanklin's  Esplanade and beach which contains hotels, pubs, beach shops and cafe's and some amusements, however the road to the Esplanade becomes a dead end with a small roundabout near to The Fisherman's Cottage pub and Shanklin Chine.  This is a very small and old unique pub that has the beach just a couple of yards away!

Fisherman's Cottage, Shanklin beach

Shanklin has a great long beach ideal for families.
  The lift can be caught to get up to the higher level where the town and hotels are. 

We think it has a great mixture; a quiet and picturesque part {South end}, some amusements and beach shops/cafe's {toward and including the Eastern end}, a large beach with deckchairs and benches along the long esplanade, and car parking.

< Fisherman's Cottage Pub, Shanklin Beach South end.


There are car parking spaces along the long Esplanade and there are three car parks, one near to the lift {half way}, and another on your left as soon as you reach the bottom of the steep hill down to The Esplanade. Then another on your right as you proceed along The Esplanade after 100yds, all pay and display.

The Esplanade is not in an elevated position like the other two parts of Shanklin and could easily be missed by driving along the top road for example.
Shanklin beach with Culver cliffs in the distance, around half of the beach is shown here looking towards the Eastern end.                                 >

Shanklin Beach 2006

Shanklin Chine lower entrance

Shanklin Chine have now opened up an entrance at the bottom of the chine, there is still the old exit through the turnstile cage near to The Fisherman's Cottage pub which has been there many years. 
This should make it easier for visitors and has disabled access - although limited it is possible from here, when it clearly would not be from the top entrance.

Shanklin Chine is personally recommended and is featured within this site.
< Shanklin Chine lower entrance and Heritage Museum

From the South end only Shanklin Old Village is just a 10 min uphill walk or why not try Rylstone Gardens and Tea rooms? - a hidden gem and on the way.


  Shanklin Beach is featured and recommended in the beach guide.



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