Island beaches

Feb 19, 2021

Did you know that 11 out of the 14 Island beaches have the highest rating for bathing water quality? The Environment Agency gave the stamp of approval of ‘excellent’ to 11 beaches with the other 3 receiving a rating of ‘good’ so you and yours can paddle and swim knowing that you’re doing so in safe water.

The coastline of the Isle of Wight is very varied and because of this, boast cliffs, coves, sandy beaches, secret inlets, and rock pools to discover. From the sands of the East Wight at Sandown, Shanklin and Yaverland to the cove at Steephill and right around the West Wight to Compton Bay and Freshwater, you’ll be amazed at just how different the landscape becomes. So, pack a bucket and spade and your cossie!

Find Out More

To find out more about the Island’s beaches, which are dog friendly and when, you can access that information HERE.