Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Shanklin Postcard

The sandy beach and esplanade are sheltered by the surrounding cliffs, making your days at the seaside truly sunny. There are many amusements, restaurants and pubs, with many water sports offered from the beach and nearby shops.

Along the esplanade you'll find crazy golf, funfair, arcades and an indoor children's play area. With two public parks and the dramatic chine, Shanklin is an ideal base for walking or just ambling through the picturesque shops of the old village.

Shanklin's Local Attractions

The historic gorge has a drop of some 105ft down to sea level in just over a quarter of a mile. The Chine covers an area of approximately three acres which is a haven of rare plants and wildlife. Illuminated at night, the Chine is transformed into a magical land. Check opening times, subject to season and weather conditions.

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