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Steephill Cove Beach




 A  panoramic view of Steephill Cove.

This panoramic picture was kindly sent in by Dan Oakes, who took this early 2005.

Steephill Cove is a very small indeed and is South of and next to Ventnor. If you have had a busy day for whatever reason then this is the quiet place to chill out and relax!  It is a unique place.

Access for visitors is achieved by foot
only for all three ways to get here, see details at the bottom of the page.

Steephill Cove has a small part shingle part sandy beach of which some small parts are privately owned by some of the residents directly opposite, small rock pools, a beach cafe serving hot and cold drinks and sandwiches {I recommend the home made flapjacks}. The Beach itself is maintained by it's residents.

Crab and Lobster sold here

Crab and lobster are available fresh from this house near to the cafe "Crab and Lobsters landed daily, ready to eat fresh crab meat 250g    3.50, 500g  7". 


See page 4 for last years pictures.

There are three ways to get to Steephill Cove:  

Access for visitors is by walking down Love Lane which is adjacent to the cricket ground { before the turning for The Botanical Gardens} and then down either one of two narrow steep winding paths, one with steps one without.   This way is suitable for the disabled with assistance because of the steep slope and hold on to children - although the fences are ok underfoot conditions due to land movement are sometimes slightly hazardous.  Pushchair access is possible.  Car parking is possible on the main A3055 road from Ventnor to St. Lawrence.

Another very popular route is from Ventnor walking across the cliff footpath at the end of the top car park behind The Spyglass Inn {parking your car here if you haven't parked elsewhere} and then across the sea fortifications path to Steephill Cove, about 0.5 mile. Note: Last year a small part of the cliff top path has been closed in between Ventnor and Steephill and many steep steps have been installed instead further inland, therefore you will need some help if you happen to have a pushchair!

For details see: SpyglassWalk1

And it is possible to walk out the back of Ventnor Botanical Gardens, however visitors will need to pay admission if they are accessing through the Garden. They will need to join the coastal path from the West and travel along the back length of the Garden new fencing has been put in place. When you pass the back of the cricket pitch a quick turn right and you are at the end of Love Lane and the start of the steep winding paths that lead into Steephill Cove. There is a choice of paths to get down, long steps or steep slope as described in the route above.




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