About Shanklin, Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight truly has something for everyone, whether you are looking for a peaceful & relaxing break or a family holiday adventure, the Isle of Wight has it all.
Shanklin is most famed for its good weather, and the Old Village with its picturesque thatched cottages, quaint shops and old fashioned tea rooms. Shanklin Esplanade & the Old village are not just about the daytime, at night they come alive with entertainment. There are many places which provide wonderful food & great entertainment.
Upper Chine Cottages is located just 5 minutes walk from the 'Old Village' & home to the wonderful 'Shanklin Theatre' , 10 minutes walk to Hope Beach and just 10 minutes walk to Shanklin town. Upper Chine stands in 3 acres of sheltered secluded gardens, this is one of the rare homes of the lovely Red Squirrel.
Shanklin Chine is a natural gorge carved out by a stream which is beautiful in the daytime or evening time, when the waterfalls and woodlands are illuminated, giving a totally different aspect and atmosphere, a must when visiting Shanklin.
Shanklin has long been a location for family holidays, with its safe sandy beaches and clear waters. The bay is sheltered from the prevailing wind by Dunnose Point, which is a stunning backdrop, with the tall cliffs of Luccombe and St. Boniface Downs beyond. Looking out to The English Channel across the Bay, views extend around to the white cliffs of Culver and Bembridge Downs.
The coastal resort of Shanklin is located at the south east corner of the Island at the southernmost tip of Sandown Bay. The town is well served by the railway, which connects to the high speed ferry terminal in Ryde, allowing easy access to the mainland and London. There are also regular services to the Islands principal towns via the buses.