Isle of Wight Beach Guide

Open Beaches

When visiting the Isle of Wight most visitors want to grab their towels and flip flops and head to one of our famous beaches and there’s plenty of choice.

Isle of Wight beaches are regularly inspected and well-maintained to ensure they are clean and safe for visitors all year round, whether it is for sunbathing in the summer months or beach combing and fossil hunting in the colder weather, there is a beach for you.

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Beaches in the West
West is best for sandy beaches and watersport adventures
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Beaches in the North
Build sandcastles on royal beaches and watch the sailboats go by
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Beaches in the North East
Miles of golden sandy beaches looking out over the Solent
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Beaches in the East
Traditional family beach holidays with ice cream and amusement arcades
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Beaches in the South
The closest feeling to the Mediterranean without travelling abroad
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Beaches in the West

West is best for sandy beaches and watersport adventures

Beaches in the North

Build sandcastles on royal beaches and watch the sailboats go by

Beaches in the North East

Miles of golden sandy beaches looking out over the Solent

Beaches in the East

Traditional family beach holidays with ice cream and amusement arcades

Beaches in the South

The closest feeling to the Mediterranean without travelling abroad

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Dogs Welcome

The Isle of Wight is dog friendly with your four-legged pal being allowed on all Island beaches between October and Easter. Some beaches are dog friendly all year round. Check out Compton Bay, Colwell Bay and Freshwater Bay.

Searching for Fossils

Brook is best for fossil hunting. Winter months are perfect as the rougher waters  wash ashore hidden treasures. Walk in the footprints of Iguanodons here too.

Fishing

Whether you are a freshwater fisherman or sea angler, day or night, there are plenty of spots across the Island to cast your line into. Totland should be your first point of call.

Check the tide times

Get a glimpse in to Island life, it’s more than your average holiday destination.